HBO has debuted the trailer for the feature-length documentary Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season, premiering on Tuesday, November 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Produced in conjunction with Teton Gravity Research, the film intimately recounts the iconic skier’s last competitive campaign while looking back on her transcendent career, from child prodigy to decorated Olympian to global superstar. The movie will also be available on HBO on Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and partners’ streaming platforms.
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season traces Vonn’s exhilarating story from her childhood in Minnesota, all the way to the World Championships in Are, Sweden this past February, for what proved to be the epilogue of her fabled career, as she earned bronze in her final event. Teton Gravity Research, widely recognized as one of the premier documentary production companies in the outdoor action, adventure, and exploration space, had a camera crew embedded with Vonn throughout the winter months, capturing the final, intimate moments of her skiing journey.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Vonn and her family relocated to Vail, Colorado, when she was a young teenager to fully realize her skiing potential. Vonn made her Olympic debut as a 17-year-old in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and later emerged as a budding star ahead of the 2006 Torino Games. In 2010, Vonn overcame a shin injury in Vancouver to capture her first-ever Olympic downhill gold medal, only to miss out on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi due to an ailing knee. Her comeback at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea was riveting and rewarding as she captured her third Olympic medal. With her sustained success, Vonn blossomed into a global icon away from the slopes, regularly attending sports business conferences, partnering with charitable causes, accepting speaking engagements as well as sponsorship and endorsements opportunities of companies that complemented her brand, including appearing in Super Bowl commercials, and more.
A spectacular racer, Vonn may not have reached her ultimate goal of eclipsing Germany’s Ingemar Stenmark’s record for the most World Cup victories of all-time, but her determined pursuit became her trademark as she competed in one the most dangerous, high-stakes sports in the world. Over the course of nearly two decades, the four-time Olympian compiled the second-most victories on the World Cup circuit (82); three Olympic medals, including gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; and four overall World Cup titles. In a headline-making career dotted with obstacles and hurdles, the 34-year-old returned to the Olympic stage for the final time in 2018, where she earned bronze in her signature event – downhill – in the wake of her grandfather’s death.
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season is an HBO Sports presentation of a film by Teton Gravity Research. Directed by Todd Jones and Steve Jones; produced by Todd Jones, Steve Jones, Brett Hills and Drew Holt; Executive Producers for HBO, Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein; senior coordinating producers, Bentley Weiner and Jonathan Crystal; edited by Rose Corr and Justin Fann; written by Aaron Cohen; music by Andrew Sorge and Scott McKay Gibson. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.