Max Marolt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMax S.•Marolt
Used nameMax•Marolt
Born16 April 1936 in Aspen, Colorado (USA)
Died28 July 2003 in Las Leñas, Mendoza (ARG)
AffiliationsAspen Ski Club, Aspen (USA)
NOC United States


Max Marolt placed third in the 1951 US junior ski championships, later attending the University of Denver. Known for his breakneck style, he competed for the US at the 1960 Winter Olympics and the 1954 and 1958 World Championships. Marolt supported himself as a carpenter during his racing days. But he later settled in Aspen, helping to establish that community as a ski mecca. He became a local politician, originally starting out as a County Commissioner. In 1995 he was named to the Aspen City Council, and in 1997 he ran for mayor of Aspen, unsuccessfully. Marolt was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Max Marolt
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 18
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 21

Olympic family relations