Cindy Nelson

Cindy and Blaze


A native of Lutsen, MN. Cindy got an early start in skiing at her family’s Lutsen Resort and Ski Area. She went on to become one of America’s finest alpine ski racers, winning Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medals. Cindy shares her successes with Dr. Richard Steadman of the Steadman Clinic in Vail. She appreciates the world class surgical and medical attention he provided that kept her on the slopes during her competitive years. (9 knee and 2 ankle surgeries) She also understands the challenges of hip surgery. Hip specialist, Dr. Philippon has successfully performed arthroscopies on both of her hips.

Cindy applies her extensive personal experiences, business contacts and entrepreneurial spirit to her work at Here to Help.