Alan Alborn and Kris Severson are back working at the Olympics

BEIJING — The 2022 Olympic Ski Jumps are in familiar hands with Park City’s Alan Alborn and Kris Severson, both at their sixth Games.

Alborn is at the Olympics as a ski jump snow groomer. In the past, Alborn was a ski jumping competitor in three previous Games and a ski jumping coach in two Winter Olympic Games. 

He grew up in Alaska, however, has spent his entire adulthood in Park City where he hones his snowcat driving skills at the Utah Olympic Park.

Olympian Alan Alborn. Photo: Michele Roepke

His wife, Guro is a Norweigan-native and cross country ski competitor. Their eight sons under the age of 14; Thor, Magnus, Axel, Bjorn, Espen, Lars, Marius, and Jens will miss Alan but are proud to see him participate in this year’s Winter Olympics.

“I’m looking forward to getting a taste of what it’s like to help at the Olympic Games versus be a competitor and a coach,” Alborn told TownLift. “I’m excited to see what that side of the world looks like and I’m just honored to be able to continue to give back to something that gave so much to me.”

Kris Severson is at the Bejing Olympics too, as the venue producer for ski jumping/nordic combined, in concert with Alborn. In previous Games, Severson has been a venue producer for cross country, bobsled, luge, skeleton, and gymnastics.

Severson grew up in Colorado and has spent his entire adult life in Park City where he and Tara raised their two sons Zane and Jack. He spent years traveling the world as a ski jumping competitor on the U.S. Ski Team. He’ll liaise among the announcers, jumbotron operators, timing/scoring department, sport jury members, and TV directors.

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