Mia Winans is a big mountain ripper and Granite Chief is happy to have her on the team.

Mia Winans

Age: 16

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