(KUTV) Ted Ligety is more than an athlete. He's also a businessman.
The companies are responsible for helmets, goggles and sunglasses as well as protective gear for skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking.
Both have been up and running since 2006--after Ligety's Olympic win.
Ligety enjoys the businesses just as much as skiing, because there is still a competitive element to it.
"Part of the company is trying to figure out ways to use my brain in a different way, but also ways to improve the equipment out there to make myself faster."
And it really helps the company to have Ligety as a part of the team.
"Me being a co-founder is a really good way to get credibility for our business for sure," he said.
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