Andrew Newell was born in Bennington Vermont. After finishing high school and some post-grad work at Stratton Mountain School, he joined the US Ski Team as a nordic racer.
Newell has competed internationally since 2001. His best finish in the Olympics was 16th place in the sprint at Turin in 2006. In March of the same year, he won a bronze in a World Cup race in China. The medal was the first in over 20 years for an American Nordic skier.
Andy makes films as a hobby, and is the owner of X Ski Films. He’s known for his aerial acrobatics and huge backflips on skinny skis. While park skiing isn’t something we really focus on at NY Ski Blog, you have to be in awe of his ability to telemark, flip and jib on such light gear.