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Philip Mahre (born May 10, 1957, in Yakima, Washington) is a retired alpine ski racer, widely regarded as one of the greatest American skiers of all time. His total of 27 World Cup race wins is second among American skiers, behind only Bode Miller.

Phil and his twin brother Steve (four minutes younger) were both world class ski racers, competing on the World Cup circuit from 1976-84. Starting with the 1978 season, Phil finished in the top three in the World Cup overall standings for six consecutive seasons, winning the title in the final three (1981-83).

Despite their very similar appearance and according to the delivering physician, the Mahre twins are fraternal rather than identical twins. Phil, Steve, and their seven siblings literally grew up at a ski area; in 1964, their father Dave "Spike" Mahre became the mountain manager for the White Pass ski area, 50 miles (80 km) west of Yakima on US-12, where they moved into a home near the base of the lifts.

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