“The best part of skiing for me going out and having fun with my friends. I’m motivated by wanting to promote and push women’s skiing. I also love learning new things.”
That is the humble outlook of Halfpipe Free-skier and Olympic Gold Medalist, Maddie Bowman. She is the newest addition to the Bolle team and has been competing for the Freeskiing category – the newest discipline that debuted in the Winter Olympics. Maddie holds three X Games medals, two Dew Tour wings and multiple Grand Prix podium stands, along with her Gold Medal win at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She frequently throws out two 900 spins in her half pipe runs, which is a rarity in the women’s category and is a huge factor in her constant success.
“I started skiing on my second birthday at Sierra at Tahoe. I raced until I was 13 in all the programs at my mountain; Rippers, Buddy Werner and then the foundation team. I switched to free ride at 13 on the foundation team, but still raced in high school for fun. I competed in USSA and USASA. I got selected for the US Team 3 years ago after getting a podium at X games. By then I was doing all the bigger contests which led to 2 golds at the X Games and the AFP title in 2013 and 2014. All of a sudden, it was the Olympics!”