In improbable style, this future Olympic champion debuted with two silvers in Salt Lake City.
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The world got to know the amazing story of Bode Miller on a global stage as the Olympic Winter Games came to Salt Lake City in 2002. The independent, care-free New Hampshire native was somewhat of a sensation, but he preferred to let his skiing do the talking.
According to a recent report from the Snowsports Industries of America (SIA), participation in alpine skiing dropped last winter and overall snowsports participation was down three percent. But as KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports, those numbers don't tell the whole story.