Local Athletes

  1. Season Recap: Caelan Diermann

    Season Recap: Caelan Diermann

    This winter was a little different than past seasons due to low snow and then being hit with the Coronavirus. Ski season was cut short as all ski resorts shut down and we were ordered to stay at home. Even so, Granite Chief athlete, Caelan Dierman, still had a great season before it all came to an abrupt end! Here's...
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  2. Isaac Mozen with Team Clif Bar

    Isaac Mozen with Team Clif Bar

    Here's what Granite Chief athlete, Isaac Mozen, had to say about his past season and being a member of Team Clif Bar: How did you get onto Team Clif Bar? The way I got onto TCRA, as well as my teammates, is that the coach has to know you are a fast skier, recognize who you are, and...
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  3. Stuck on Fantasy Island | by Edith Thys Morgan

    Stuck on Fantasy Island | by Edith Thys Morgan

    Gyms closed, not a problem! Squaw Valley's Isaac Mozen, staying in shape after Team Clif Bar ski racing athletes are sent home during the Corona-19 stay at home order. Quarantine Week 6? 7?   Let me guess: You’ve found yourself fantasizing about  snow and skiing, even while wondering when it might actually turn to spring, so you can start fantasizing...
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  4. Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete | Caelan Diermann

    Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete | Caelan Diermann

    The Big Mountains are Calling: The mountains called and Granite Chief Scholarship Athlete, Caelan Diermann, answered.  At age 14, Caelan has only been skiing for four years but is already impressing as an athlete on Sugar Bowl's Freeride Team.  Last season, Caelan joined the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series which has helped improve his skills and confidence on the mountain.  Caelan's favorite competition was...
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  5. Moondog of Squaw Valley Shares His Story of Chasing a Dream

    Moondog of Squaw Valley Shares His Story of Chasing a Dream

                          Dan Mooney reflects back to the wild and crazy times when landing a spot on the US Ski Team and pushing hard for a spot on the Olympic Team lead him to glory on the Pro Ski Tour. ...
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  6. Julia Mancuso Gets Fitted Up for Retirement

    Julia Mancuso Gets Fitted Up for Retirement

    A pair of Pink Panther Lange Ski Boots and a new hip; Julia’s recovery is 99% after multiple injuries over her World Cup career and able to ski hard and enjoy her retirement. Mancuso splits her time between Hawaii and Tahoe. Skiing, training and surfing with her husband will always be a part of her life. When she comes home to...
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  7. Sierra Summers: Seven Tips For Snowboarding 12 Months a Year

    Sierra Summers: Seven Tips For Snowboarding 12 Months a Year

    Top Seven tips for Summer skiing: How to Keep the streak alive. Ben Birke tells all how to keep skiing all year round even with tiny bits of mountain top snow.
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  8. Scholarship Athlete Spotlight: Luca Robillard

    Scholarship Athlete Spotlight: Luca Robillard

    Meet Luca Robillard...   Balancing school and ski racing, Luca is a passionate and dedicated student athlete. Luca understands the importance of setting a goal and working each day to turn that goal into reality. Luca's successes are directly related to his unmatched ability to see his efforts all the way through. The 2017-2018 season was...
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  9. Work With Me: Project 26 Could Use Some Project 22 by Edith Thys Morgan

    Work With Me: Project 26 Could Use Some Project 22 by Edith Thys Morgan

    From the Racer eX blog by Edith Thys Morgan As of last week, all of the major national ski teams have been named. With 30 athletes on its A, B and C teams, and no men’s World Cup slalom team, the US Ski Team wins the award for most difficult and most age-restrictive criteria. Powerhouses like Switzerland, Austria, Italy...
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  10. 7 Things You Need To Know About Summer Ski Camp

    7 Things You Need To Know About Summer Ski Camp

    7 things you need to know before heading out to summer ski and snowboard camp.
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