Peter Patterson was a junior racer with the Sun Valley Ski Club in 1973 but competed at the 1974 junior nationals in cross country. Still, he settled on alpine racing making the 1975 Can Am team and the 1976 U.S. Olympic Team in Innsbruck where he finished 14th in the downhill. He was second in the giant slalom at the U.S. national championships and then accumulated several race victories including a first in the slalom at the Kandahar of the Andes. He was awarded a bronze medal in the combined at the 1978 World Championships. A two time Olympian he competed in Lake Placid in 1980 where he finished 8th in the downhill.
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