In the Freeskiing World Tour this year, you got ninth at Telluride, 12th at Kirkwood, and last weekend, fifth at Snowbird. Not bad for your first year on the big-mountain competition circuit.
I would have liked to have been on the podium at Snowbird. I was in second going into the superfinal run, but I almost crashed on my first cliff and my score was hurt by that. So I ended up fifth.
Did you grow up ski racing like your older sisters Julia (who has three Olympic medals to her name) and April (a former NCAA ski racing champion)?
I grew up racing but I had a big injury when I was 14 and had to quit ski racing. I couldn’t ski for a while but when I came back, I started skiing with my friends and riding with the boys and having them take me down the mountain. That’s what got me into dropping cliffs and skiing more big-mountain style.