Jimmie competed internationally on the U.S. Ski Team for ten years. He was an Olympic bronze medalist in the 1964 slalom in Innsbruck, Austria and was third in the 1967 World Cup giant slalom. In 1967, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He later moved to Vail and founded the Jimmie Heuga Center, now known as the Can Do Center, for physical conditioning and consulting services to people with disabilities and personal challenges.