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Unique Line: Cody Townsend

Updated: February 18, 2009, 8:52 PM ET
By Tim Mutrie

Cody Townsend grew up in a surf town (Santa Cruz) and speaks 2.5 languages (Spanish, some French). It took him seven years to graduate from college (linguistics, UC-Santa Cruz), which is pretty fast considering his avowed preference for skiing over schooling in wintertime (or otherwise perhaps).

And somehow this linguist surfer who also blogs has also established himself as a big mountain skier of increasing renown. His first major victory in the contest realm came last winter, out of a ...

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