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Jim Barrier

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Marvin "Jim"•Barrier
Used nameJim•Barrier
Born7 August 1940 in Wallace, Idaho (USA)
Died26 August 2000 in Indio, California (USA)
AffiliationsKalispell Ski Club
NOC United States


Jim Barrier was third at the 1959 Harriman Cup Combined competition, later making the 1960 Winter Olympic ski team. Barrier later worked for Head Skis, and also spent some time as a coach in the Pacific Northwest. He was also a technical advisor for the movie, “Downhill Racer.”


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Jim Barrier
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 16
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC