Meet Colorado’s Olympic hopefuls.
Hometown: New Castle
Started Skiing: Age 2
Top Finish: 1st, World Cup 2013, Austria
Average Downhill Speed:
Training Regimen: Four hours on snow and then gym workouts (including spinning, core, upper body) for one to two hours
Favorite (Other) Winter Olympic Sport to Watch: Hockey
Encore: McKennis, who once considered quitting skiing to pursue competitive equestrian events, was on the 2010 U.S. Olympic Ski Team.
Finding the Edge: “At times you feel out of control: I don’t like this feeling, this sensation. I don’t know if I’m going to make it down. Those are usually the fastest runs—when you’re right on the edge of crashing or missing a gate.”