Rosie Fortna

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRosie Pamela•Fortna (Anello-)
Used nameRosie•Fortna
Born18 December 1946 in Filadelfia, Vibo Valentia (ITA)
Measurements153 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsMammoth Mountain Ski Club, Mammoth Lakes (USA)
NOC United States


Rosie Fortna skied for the US team on the World Cup circuit from 1966 thru 1971, posting eight top 10s in slalom, with a best year-end overall finish of 20th in 1967-68. Fortna grew up skiing in Vermont, but later represented the Mammoth Mountain Ski Club in California. At the 1970 World Winter University Games, Fortna won three gold medals in the slalom, giant slalom, and combined. With fellow Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, Fortna co-founded the Native Voices Foundaton, which seeks to develop Olympic athletes from among Native Americans. Fortna later settled near Daytona Beach, Florida where she became a real estate broker, an executive with the Kona Corporation, and opened a small restaurant, Rosi’s Korner.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Rosie Fortna
Slalom, Women (Olympic) DNF

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