Granite Chief Athlete | Mia Winans
Team affiliation and home mountain: Squaw Valley Freeride
Current coach: Sean Carey, Jason Dobbs, Aaron Mcgovern
Years competing: 8
Favorite discipline: Freeride
Favorite skis: Salomon Q-Lab
Season goals: Podium at junior worlds and at the nation competitions I am entering
Accomplishments and career highlights: Qualifying for Junior World Championships in Andorra, First place at the IFSA Alpine national competition last year, Overall national title 2014
Favorite part of skiing: Finding new lines and areas to explore
Ski history: I've been skiing since I could walk at Squaw Valley. I joined the Freestyle Freeride team at age 9 and have been skiing competitively in moguls and Big mountain since. Now I mainly just compete in Big Mountain competitions, but I train all aspects of skiing.
Favorite things to do in the off-season: Hike, adventure, and Play soccer and ultimate Frisbee
Current sponsors: Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop, Smith Optics, Salomon, Old Forty Skate Co.
Favorite music: Gangsta Rap and classic Rock
Dream ski trip: Summer ski trip to South America
Follow me on Twitter @miaskiaaa and on Instagram @miaaskiaaa