Lindsey Vonn to start cosmetics company |

Lindsey Vonn to start cosmetics company

The Denver Post
Photo provided by Maura CordovaFormer ski racer Lindsey Vonn, left, meets with Lindsay Pringle at Denver Startup Week. Vonn spoke to attendees on Tuesday about her transition from athlete to entrepreneur. Vonn retired this year as the most successful female ski racer in history and is creating her own cosmetics company. Her home in Vail is for sale.
Photo provided by Maura Cordova

For most of her adult life, this was the time of year when Lindsey Vonn would be in South America training for the upcoming ski racing season, so being a retired downhiller feels strange for the most successful female ski racer of all time.

One of her ex-coaches has been texting her photos of former teammates training in Portillo, Chile, where the U.S. Ski Team holds annual September training camps in the southern hemisphere’s winter.

“I’m like, ‘Can you please stop torturing me?’ ” said Vonn, who was in town to speak at Denver Startup Week, an event designed for entrepreneurs to network and hear speakers share their business acumen. “It’s more weird now because I’m in Colorado and not in Portillo — I’m not antsy and looking forward to the winter. It’s just a totally different feeling. My life doesn’t revolve around winter anymore.”

That’s not to say Vonn has no competitive outlet. She is in the process of creating a cosmetics company with the help of Chase Ink credit cards as a “partner.”

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