A Sochi Olympic gold medalist made an appearance at the Sportsman & Ski Haus “cruncher sale” in the Flathead.
22-year-old, Joss Christensen won the first ever gold medal in Olympic slopestyle skiing at the Sochi games.
He says he grew up watching Tanner Hall (a Kalispell native) ski and that it’s great to see where his idol grew up.
Christensen says he never thought he would make the Olympics, but says winning the gold medal is an indescribable feeling.
He greeted fans and signed autographs at the “cruncher sale” at the Sportsman & Ski Haus in Kalispell.
He explained to NBC Montana that he never thought his life would end up the way it has and that he would have an impact on people’s lives.
"It’s hard for me to realize how much of an outreach I had after the Olympics and how many people actually watched it. It’s so cool to come up here, it’s my first time in Montana, and for people to come up and recognize me and want to talk to me and hangout its awesome," Christensen said.
Christensen says that the first time, winning a gold medal, was a dream come true. But, he cannot wait to get back to training to have a shot at another gold medal.