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Demong, Billy

Date of Birth: March 29, 1980

City/State of Birth: Saranac Lake, New York

Current Residence: Park City, Utah

Olympics and Events Attended:
1998 Olympics, Nagano, Japan, Nordic Combined
2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nordic Combined
2006 Olympics,Torino, Italy, Nordic Combined
2007 World Championships, Sapporo, Japan, Silver Medal
2008 World Cup, 3rd Overall
2009 World Cup, 10 podium finishes, 3rd overall
2009 Championships, Limberec, Czech Republic, Gold and Bronze Medals
2010 Olympics, Vancouver, Canada, 10k Large Hill, Gold Medal, Team Silver Medal
2014 Olympics, Sochi, Russia, Nordic Combined

Brief Biography:
Demong began skiing at the age of 3 and racing at the age of 6. He moved to Steamboat in December of 1997 to compete in the Nordic Combined World Cup. It was his first experience at the highest level of competition, and he was amazed at the level of hospitality and the quality of conditions that he encountered. Since then he has competed in over a hundred international events around the world. “Nowhere yet has matched the same enthusiasm and warmth with which Steamboat embraces the opportunity to host the highest-level athletes and competitions,” he says.

Demong thought his career was over when he fractured his skull in 2002. While goofing off in a swimming pool after a competition in Germany, Demong dived into the shallow end, hit the bottom and spent over a minute unconscious. The accident happened only eight months after he was airlifted off a jump in Slovakia following a face-first crash into the hill during training. After taking a year off to recover, he also gained a new perspective on life and a new appreciation for the sport. After competing in the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, Billy continued to improve. In 2010, he capped his career with an individual gold medal and a team silver in Vancouver, Canada.

While living in Steamboat, Billy felt truly accepted and part of the community in part because of his role in the Nordic Combined Team. While he says that he loves the friendships he has made and the people he met in Steamboat, he also enjoys the amazing fishing, hunting, skiing, and hiking amidst the awesome scenery in Routt County. Demong cherishes the rich quality of life in the Yampa Valley.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.