Hometown: Amery, Wisc.
Team: University of Denver (sophomore)
My ski helmet is custom painted with sparkly red lips and a lipstick
tube. I enjoy fashion and like to incorporate style into my equipment. I
also sew rhinestones, jewels and add sparkle to [my stuff] whenever
possible. The University of Denver colors are crimson and gold, for
example, so I always travel with my gold sequin backpack that my
mom and I made — it holds all my ski gear and it’s a fashion statement that glistens in the sunlight.
Grinding it Out
I work with an expert boot fitter that grinds the inside of my boots for
a [very, very] snug fit. I feel like I can snap off quicker turns and get
great feel for the snow by cramming into an aggressive, small, stiff
When my feet aren’t crammed into ski boots, I’m strapping on high
heels or tall leather boots from my collection of more than 40 shoes.
Future’s So Bright
I usually sport a big pair of sunglasses when I’m not wearing my
goggles. The bigger the shades the better.
I look for medium-stiff skis for both slalom and giant slalom, as I prefer skis that make quick, short arcs. And, because I only race slalom
and GS, I usually travel with just one pair of boots and four pairs of
skis — trainers and racers for each discipline.
SL skis length: 161
GS skis length: 181
Boots: One pair
Poles: Four pairs, two for slalom and two for GS (a
backup for each discipline)
Speed Suits: Two, an old padded suit for training
and a new one for racing
Helmets: Full helmet for both disciplines, bar for SL
Protective Equipment: Stealth, mouthguard