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Despas-St. Pierre, Maria

Date of Birth: May 3, 1966

City/State of Birth: Sydney, Australia

Current Residence: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Olympics and Events Attended:
1998 Olympics, Nagano, Japan - Freestyle Skiing/Moguls
2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Freestyle Skiing/ Moguls

Brief Biography:
Born in Sydney, Australia, Despas-St. Pierre first began skiing in Eastern Canada, where her family moved temporarily. Upon their return to Australia, she continued her skiing at Thredbo, New South Wales.

While continuing her skiing in Australia, Despas-St. Pierre also earned a degree in Physical Education. Despas-St. Pierre competed in over 100 F.I.S. World Cup events and was an Australian National Team member for 10 years while holding the Australian National Title for 7 years. Despas-St. Pierre was a member of the Steamboat Winter Sports Club for several years, which greatly propelled her international career.

Her best international result was winning a silver medal at the 2001 World Championships held in Blackcomb, Whistler, B.C., Canada. This marked the first time for an Australian mogul skier to win a medal at World Championships.

Despas-St. Pierre continues to spend time in Steamboat raising a family with her husband, Don St. Pierre, U.S. Mogul Coach.
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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.