What’s in a Name?

Born and raised in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, "Skeeter" Werner learned to ski and race at Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat. An alternate for the 1952 Olympic team, she was youngest member of the U.S. Ski Team at the 1954 World Championships and the U.S. Olympic team in 1956. Skeeter retired from competition in 1958 and went on to model and design fashions in New York. She returned to Steamboat Springs in 1962 and opened a ski shop with her younger brothers Wallace ("Buddy") and Loris ("Bugs"), also Olympians. She later founded the Steamboat Ski School.