I assume your sisters had an influence as well?
Julia helped me get into Freeskiing World Tour—that was awesome. Of course, watching her ski race growing up pushed me to become a better ski racer, which took my fundamentals further and made me the skier I am today. Skiing has been a big part of our family.
What was it like watching Julia win two silver medals at the Olympics this year?
Our entire family was elated. We are all sobbing in tears. Having that feeling for someone else’s success—I can’t describe the emotion. After her first medal, a journalist from Euro Sport grabbed me and snuck me into media corral. I didn’t have credentials, but I somehow got in. So I was the first one in our family to see Julia.