PARK CITY, Utah — Alpine skiing legend Lindsey Vonn steps behind the camera to tell the story of her childhood hero and Olympic gold medallist Picabo Street.
The new documentary called PICABO will premiere on January 21. It will be available to stream on Peacock in the United States and Olympics.com for the rest of the world, ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.
Vonn, now the most decorated female alpine skier of all time, first met Street at age nine at an autograph signing in Minnesota at a ski shop. It was that encounter that sparked her desire to become an Olympian.
“Picabo’s personality and her ability to connect with me as a child was what made me a fan,” says Vonn to US Ski and Snowboard. “She was authentic and confident, exactly what I wanted to be.”
Now, she’s prepared to ‘finally return the favor,’ with the first career-spanning film chronicling the life of Street, an alpine skiing icon of the 90s.
Shortly after retiring from international competitive ski racing, Street moved to Park City, where she runs the Picabo Street Academy.
From Street’s unorthodox childhood upbringing in rural Idaho to her Olympic successes, dramatic recoveries from ill-timed injuries, and her arrest in 2015 due to false allegations, PICABO provides an intimate look at Street’s fascinating life through an emotional interview with Vonn and unprecedented behind-the-scenes footage of Street’s life.