WHERE SHE CALLS HOME: Park City, UT
HER STORY: Peterson is an alpine ski racer from Berkeley, California. She grew up chasing her older sister and former ski racing parents around their home mountain at Squaw Valley, where she naturally developed a love for the mountains and going fast at a young age. Peterson qualified for the U.S. Ski Team at age 16 and traveled the globe representing the U.S. at North American Cup races, European Cup races, New Zealand/Australian Cup races, and World Junior Championships for the next four years. Starting at age 21, Peterson attended Dartmouth College, where she raced for their Division 1 NCAA team and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Geography. In addition to helping the Big Green win multiple EISA (Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association) championships, earning All-American honors and being awarded the 2017 Dartmouth Female Athlete of the Year, the Dartmouth Women’s Alpine team captain achieved a childhood dream of racing in her first-ever World Cup competitions her senior year of college. Upon graduating, Peterson was invited to join a new elite private women’s team called Team X Alpine (X for females’ two chromosomes), for whom she now proudly represents. After a promising start to last season, with a World Cup start in Killington, VT, a Nor-Am slalom win in Panorama, BC, and multiple top 5 results at other continental cup races, Peterson sustained a season-ending injury. Now healthy and going into her second season with Team X Alpine, Peterson will be targeting a Nor-Am Cup circuit title in slalom and GS to secure herself World Cup spots for the following year. When Peterson isn’t traveling the world for ski training or racing, she resides in Park City, Utah.
HER STOKE OF CHOICE: French Pressed Bluebird and/or First Tracks blends with a dash of cream!
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