David Gorsuch was born in Climax, Colorado in 1938. The son of a mining community located at 11,300 feet in altitude, Gorsuch embraced skiing at the age of two. As a result, he enjoyed a long and successful career starting at the junior level and extending through college and into the international arena.
He was the youngest skier ever to participate in the Junior Nationals. He won the US Junior National Slalom Championship in 1953; won the Junior National Combined Championship in 1954 and 1956; was a member of the 1958 World Championship Ski Team; and was a member of the 1960 Olympic Alpine Ski Team.