Date of Birth:
December 6th, 1963
City/State of Birth:
Salem, Oregon, USA
Olympics and Events Attended:
1984 Olympics, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia) – Women’s Downhill Alpine Skiing
1984 Olympics, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia) – Women’s Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing,
1988 Olympics, Calgary, Canada – Women’s Super G Alpine Skiing
1988 Olympics, Calgary, Canada – Women’s Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
Brief Biography: Debbie Armstrong grew up skiing near Seattle, at Alpental on Snoqualmie Pass, where she also played soccer and basketball in high school. She was named to the US National team in 1981, and placed third in a World Cup Super G a few weeks before the 1984 Winter Olympics.
Her career highlight was becoming an Olympic Gold medalist for winning the giant slalom in the 1984 Olympics. Armstrong placed in the top 10 eighteen times in World Cup races. Upon her retirement in 1988, Armstrong pursued her degree in history at the University of New Mexico, devoted time to humanitarian causes, laid the foundation in furthering her career in the ski industry in which she loves.
She served six years at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club as the Alpine Competitive Director and is currently the Head U10 Alpine Skiing Coach.