One of handful of U.S. national team athletes from Vermont's Stratton Mountain School, Nick Krause has international experience already in the bag and a smattering of FIS race podiums. Now he’s climbing the U.S. Ski Team rungs with his eyes set on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Krause had an excellent season going with solid top 10 consistency at the NorAm level, then steamed right into the Junior World Championships and slammed a top 25 in super G. His confidence was high during the downhill, but he crashed and was knocked out of competition for the remainder of the 2014 season–the second-straight season an injury prematurely ended his winter.
In 2016, Krause saw success on the NorAM and Europa Cup circuits, and finished fifth in the super G at U.S. Alpine Championships in Sun Valley, ID. He also made his World Cup debut in Hinterstoder, Austria, and looks forward to 2016 for it to become more of a consistent home for him. Look out for Krause to crush the Europa Cup circuit in 2017 and make the World Cup more of a habit in 2017!