Alpine Ski Racing
Ranked #1 in downhill in the U.S., Allison was one of the youngest to compete at the U16 National Championships. Allison plans to race on the World Cup circuit (and maybe become an EMT or ER physician as well)! She is all character and a great competitor.
She follows the wisdom she received from former World Cup alpine ski racer AJ Kitt, who told her, “A goal is not really a goal unless you are willing to share it with others who will hold you accountable.”
“Whether it’s back country in Iceland or a simple groomer day at Squaw Valley, there is no place I would rather be.”
When people ask her what she loves about skiing, she says it’s more of a feeling. She loves the mountains. When she’s skiing, she says, “All I feel is the snow under my feet. Everything else disappears.”
Allison’s hero is her coach Daron Rahlves, who has helped her with everything from technical to tactical to mental. She notes Rahlves is the only American winner of the Hahnenkamm Alpine World Cup downhill, one of the hardest, most terrifying and deadly downhills in the world.
Allison’s favorite parts of being a USPA student-athlete are the teachers, the flexibility and the USPA community. “USPA teachers are amazing. They really care about your academics as well as your athletics. As a ski racer I travel year-round chasing winter,” says Allison. “USPA allows me to travel whenever and wherever I need.” Allison has even met a few classmates at races!
Allison is going to have fun no matter what the conditions are on the slopes and in life.
USPA wishes you all the best this season, Allison!