Utah is a major international center for alpine skiing, with 15 resorts across the state. The 2002 Olympic Winter Games were the inspiration for a young local racer, Ted Ligety, who went on to win two Olympic gold medals. Each of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic venues - Snowbasin Resort, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort - remain active today. With strong racing programs at regional clubs, academies and the University of Utah, the region attracts athletes from around the world for training. Utah is also the home of Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn and Paralympic Champion Chris Waddell.