Date of Birth:
December 13, 1980
City / State of Birth:
Park City, Utah
Olympics and Events Attended:
1998 Olympics, Nagano, Japan - Ski Jumping
2001 World Cup, Engelberg, Switzerland, 4th
2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Ski Jumping
2002 Nationals, Steamboat Springs, 11th
2006 Olympics, Torino, Italy ~ Nordic Jumping
Alborn started skiing at the age of 3 and ski jumping at the age of 9 in Alaska. His father was an airline pilot and later moved the family to Denver, Colorado in 1995. He joined the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and his mother drove him to Steamboat every weekend. After one season it was decided he should live in Steamboat Springs and he boarded with different families. In 2001 he became the first American to jump further than 200 meters and placed 4th in the World Cup competition in Engelberg, Switzerland. His 2002 season saw Alan reach a personal best jump of 221.5 meters. That same year he finished 11th in the National titles at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Steamboat Springs. These victories earned him the nickname "Airborne." In 2003 he retired from skiing because of a knee injury and worked alongside his Dad in Alaska as an excavator. In the winter of 2004 he returned to skiing.
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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.