Colorado skier Filip Forejtek earned top honors late last week from the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association as he was named National Skier of the Year.
CU announced the honor Monday in a statement.
Forejtek won the individual national championship in giant slalom at the NCAA championships and earned two All-America honors with a top 10 finish in slalom, capping a standout season for the Buffs.
In 2022, he won three races, becoming the fourth male alpine skier since 1995 to win a race in both disciplines in one season. He has also finished top-10 in his 10 races completed this season, earning five podiums and seven top-five finishes.
Since the middle of the 2020 season, Forejtek has finished 27 out of 31 races, all in the top 10 with 22 top fives and 17 podiums with four wins (nine second, four third).
Forejtek is the first male alpine skier since David Ketterer in 2017 to win National Skier of the Year. This is the third straight season the Buffs have had a Skier of the Year, joining Magnus Boee (Men’s Nordic) in 2021 and Mikaela Tommy (Women’s Alpine) in 2020.
Before Ketterer in men’s alpine skiing, we would have to go back to 2011 and Gabriel Rivas when he was named national skier of the year by Ski Racing Magazine.