Featured Champions

Leon McGuire

Athlete Details:

Age: 18
Division: 15-18 Male Skier
Home Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Team: AltaBird Freeride (SBSEF)

Tell us about your 2018-2019 Freeride season.

This was the best ski season I’ve ever had. We had the deepest season of my life in Utah and every comp we went to was blower pow. I traveled to many new places this year, including Austria and Switzerland for the Freeride Junior World Championship in March, which was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. Getting to meet and ski with some of the best skiers in the world was awesome, and getting to ski with and watch the FWT riders in Verbier was unmatched. We had an awesome group of people competing in Kicking Horse at NORAMS and it really made this a special season.

Who would you like to thank for your success this season?

Definitely my coaches Oakley White-Allen and Andrew Pollard. Those guys have helped me progress so much further than I ever thought was possible the past couple seasons. Also Chris Benchetler and Richard Permin, who I grew up watching and I’ve always wanted to ski like.

Check out Leo on Instagram at: @leonmc_guire

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