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Former gymnast Heather McPhie came late to moguls, but she's been making up for lost time. In 2010, the Bozeman, Montana native found a new gear and accelerated to her first four career World Cup podiums, including one win in her current hometown of Park City, UT. Her breakout results earned her a trip to her first Olympics in Vancouver.

In 2012 McPhie became the first mogul skier to pick up a Red Bull sponsorship. She used her new wings in the 2012-13 season to add five more World Cup podiums, three of which were wins, to her skiing resume. McPhie went on to earn her second U.S. title in Heavenly, CA

The 2012-2013 ski season was my most successful to date. With three World Cup wins, as well as two other podiums, I finished the season ranked third overall in the world. On top of that, I defended my title and won National Championships again. 

All of this is great, but most importantly to me, I kept pushing myself and made great strides on the things I was focusing on. I completed a back full and D-spin in the same run at World Championships, which was a first for me, and a first for the sport at World Championships for women. I completed one of my more difficult tricks (either a back full or D-spin) at every single event. I love the energy and excitement I feel from pushing my limits. My skiing was more consistent, as well as my time, so I feel I made gains in all areas. I'm looking forward to another summer of training and continuing to work on my individual goals next season! 

Her parents were ski instructors, so when McPhie was finished with gymnastics, she turned to skiing. She tells it best: "Growing up I had always loved mogul skiing, so my parents signed me up for the Bridger Freestyle Ski Team. The first year I competed in all the competitions and rarely made it down without falling, but I immediately loved it. For the first two years, I skipped the jumps because I was petrified of them." She's no longer scared about jumps. "I feel in love with jumping," she said.

During the dry months, McPhie is never bored. “I have gotten even more into road biking and am loving snowboarding after the competitive season,” says McPhie. “I'm excited to get on my mountain bike soon.” McPhie will be attending Red Bull camps this summer in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Season.



18th, MO, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

4th, DM, Voss, Norway, 2013
4th, MO, Voss Norway 2013
4th, DM, Deer Valley, UT, 2011
6th, MO, Deer Valley, UT, 2011
8th, MO, Madonna di Campilio, ITA, 2007
9th, DM, Madonna di Campilio, ITA, 2007

WORLD CUP (highlights)
3 World Cup wins. 2013
5 World Cup podiums, 2013
2nd in overall standings, 2010
First podium was a victory (MO, Deer Valley, UT, 2010)
Rookie of the Year, 2007

2012, MO, Stratton Mountain, VT

Second place in National Championships, Heavenly, CA, 2013
Co-Montana Athletes of the Year, 2010
Europa Cup victory, Suomo, FIN, 2009
15-time NorAm podium finisher including nine victories
Three-time NorAm moguls overall champion (2005, 2006, 2009)