Emerson Smith- Moguls B

October 04, 2018

At six years old I decided I wanted to be a competitive skier. I start skiing with my family, taught by my dad, and decided to join a ski team to chase my brother around.

I grew up at Mt Snow Vermont and skied there until I was 13 years old. From there I attended Killington Mountain School for two years. By 15 my family moved to Colorado where I skied for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail until I made the US Ski Team in 2016.

In 2015 I won my first FIS level event as a huge underdog. I went on to win three out of eight NORAM Cup days and podium four while finishing 2nd on the tour overall. From there I had qualified for the US Ski team. Since then, I moved to Park City Utah and have been training full time.

In 2017 I skied my first few world cups and went on to the NORAM Cup. I won two days of events and podium four again. To finish the season off I took two 2nd place finishes in National Championship moguls and dual moguls. From there I didn’t even know if I had world cup starts going into the Olympic year.

I continued to live and train in Park City and was a full time athlete. I worked as hard as I could all offseason to earn world cup starts going into 2018. In November of 2017, less than a month out of the world cup opener in Finland, I found out I had gotten world cup starts. I went on to finish 15th in the world cup opener and get the rest of my starts through the Olympics. This was the first time I realized I could make the dream of 2018 Olympics a reality. From Finland, we headed to China where I had my best result of the season. I was in 1st place heading into a super final at world cup. I finished the day in 6th place. I skied the rest of the world cup tour and competed in the 2018 Games for Team USA. I finished 24th overall in the Olympics and finished the World Cup season ranked 13th in the world as the second ranked US male.

I am continuing to train and live in Park City and strive to be on the 2019 World Championship team and I have set a new goal of the 2022 Olympic Team.



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