Steven Nyman (born February 12, 1982) is a World Cup alpine ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team. Formerly a slalom skier, he is now a speed specialist, with a main focus on downhill.
Born in Provo, Utah, Nyman raced at Sundance as a junior until making a move to Park City in 1999. He was a discretionary pick for the 2002 World Junior Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, where he won the slalom and finished second in the combined. His slalom gold qualified him to compete in the World Cup Finals in Flachau, Austria, and finished a surprising 15th in his World Cup debut. He did not compete regularly on the World Cup until the 2006 season, during which he notched a pair of top-ten finishes and competed in his first Winter Olympics, finishing 19th in downhill, 29th in combined, and 43rd in super G.
Nyman made his first World Cup podium in December 2006, placing third in a downhill at the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek, Colorado. Fifteen days later, he won his first World Cup race, a downhill in Val Gardena, Italy.
Nyman, as the fastest racer at the 2010–2011 NASTAR National Championships, is the NASTAR National Pacesetter and represents the National Standard or Par Time for the 2010–2011 season.
He won his third World Cup downhill in December 2014, all at Val Gardena.
3 wins – (3 DH)
11 podiums – (11 DH)
Nyman's sponsors are Fischer (skis, boots, bindings) POC (helmets, goggles), Spyder, VISA, Powerbar, Ski Salt Lake and Swix. In 2006 Nyman sold his helmet sponsor over eBay. The winning bidder was Ski Salt Lake.