Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA Team Athletes All Over the Pyeongchang Olympics!

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Hannah Teter is stoked to be riding at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Credit: Facebook Hannah Teter

From Olympians to X Game gold-medal winners, Sierra-at-Tahoe has a host of world-class athletes that call the mountain home. With six unique terrain parks and a nationally recognized halfpipe, it’s no surprise that Sierra-at-Tahoe serves as the preferred training grounds for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Meet the Sierra-at-Tahoe athletes:

Jamie Anderson

Jamie Louise Anderson was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California. She first took to snowboarding at age nine and went from grom to snowboard domination in just a few short years. The first ever Women’s Olympic Gold Medalist in Slopestyle in 2014, Jamie will be defending her title in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongCheng. Just last week she added to her hardware earning her 13th podium finish with a silver medal at the Winter X Games.

Heading into the Olympics, Jamie is working to nail down one of the most progressive tricks in women’s snowboarding right now, the cab double underflip.

“When I was asked about double corks three years ago, I think I said there was no way in hell I ever want to do double corks. And then, with a lot of the other girls slowly getting their double corks together, I started to shift my mindset and realize that we also are capable of doing these tricks.”

Jamie Anderson

Highlights:

  • DOB: 9/13/1990
  • Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe
  • Sport: Snowboarding
  • Events: Slopestyle and Big Air
  • Winter Olympics:

2014 Sochi – Gold Medal women’s slopestyle

2018 PyongCheng – Looking to defend her title

  • Winter X Games:

13 Podium appearances, 4 gold

  • Other: Dew Tour Championships, Burton Open Championships, two-time ESPN ESPY Award Best Female Action Sports Athlete, to name a few. 

Maddie Bowman

Maddie grew up on the slopes of Sierra-at-Tahoe and quickly rose to the top of her field scoring the first ever Olympic Gold Medal in Slopestyle. Maddie is a champion even when’s she not competing. Last year she hosted an all-women’s photo/jib session at Sierra-at-Tahoe, called Recess. The aim was to help women fineness their skills while gaining access to photographers/ filmers.

Maddie took home the Gold Medal at last week’s Winter X Games and hopes to defend her title at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics.

“The X Games gold medal means so much to me. Compared to the Olympics, it’s so different. X Games is where our sport was born and where it came to be. So it feels really close to my heart to win this event.”

Maddie Bowman, January 27, 2018

 Highlights:

  • DOB: 1/10/1994
  • Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe
  • Sport: Skiing
  • Events: Halfpipe
  • Winter Olympics:

2014 Sochi – Gold Medal Halfpipe

2018 PyeongCheng – Looking to repeat

  • Winter X Games:

9 Podium appearances, 5 gold

  • Signature move: In women’s halfpipe, Maddie is considered one of the most technical skiers with back-to-back 900s and the switch 900 in her repertoire.

Hannah Teter

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Hannah Teter – Dew Tour December 2017. Credit: Hannah Teter Facebook

Hannah Teter is a three-time Olympian with a heart of gold. In addition to her numerous athletic accomplishments she is also a dedicated humanitarian. Her various charities have raised over $200,000 with funds going to help an impoverished village in Kenya as well as helping Children International feed impoverished children around the world.

“I remember when I won gold and [people] asked me, ‘So, how have you been training?’ I was just riding powder at Sierra. When you have more fun, I think it makes you better at everything you’re doing. Just having a place that you can go back to, push the reset button and ride the best snow on the planet.”

Hannah Teter, about riding the snow at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Highlights:

  • DOB: 1/27/1987
  • Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe via Vermont
  • Sport: Snowboarding
  • Event: Halfpipe
  • Winter Olympics:

2006 Torino – Gold Medal Halfpipe

20010 Vancouver – Silver Medal Halfpipe

2014 Sochi – 4th Place Halfpipe

  • Winter X Games:

6 podium appearances, 1 gold

  • Charities: Hannah’s Gold (maple syrup) and Sweet Cheeks (panties with a purpose)

Kyle Smaine

Kyle grew up ski racing at Sierra-at-Tahoe. After graduating from high school he set his focus on the halfpipe, slopestyle and ski cross. It wasn’t long before his halfpipe prowess lead to bigger and better events where he found himself competing against the best in the world. His recent first place finish in the Olympic Qualifying competition held at Mammoth Mountain solidified his standing as a world-class athlete.

“The terrain really makes a difference in what is the most fun trick to do. On a powder day, nothing is more satisfying that pulling out a big laid-out backflip. In the halfpipe, the feeling of flying you get from launching a massive straight air is hard to beat, but if I had to choose a rotation, it would be a flat spin 540.”

Kyle Smaine, favorite trick to throw

Highlights:

  • DOB: 6/27/1991
  • Home Mountain: Sierra-at-Tahoe
  • Sport: Skiing
  • Event: Halfpipe
  • FIS World Ski Championships:

2015 Austria – Gold Medal Halfpipe

  • U.S. Grand Prix Olympic Qualifier

2018 Mammoth, CA – Gold Medal Halfpipe

  • Other: This former ski racer recently graduated from college with a 3.95 GPA. He narrowly missed qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Kyle Smaine on a pow day at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Credit: Kyle Smaine Facebook

 

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Maddie Bowman is Olympic bound – 2018. Credit: NBC Olympics Facebook

 

Jamie Anderson trains at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Credit: Facebook Sierra-at-Tahoe

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