With a background in gymnastics, and both parents ski instructors, it’s no surprise that Heather McPhie has become a leading light in the world of freestyle skiing. When the young Montana native expressed an interest in moguls, her parents were more than happy to sign her up with the Bridger Freestyle Ski Team. And, although it took Heather a couple of years to find the confidence to take on jumps, now it seems she’s unstoppable. She can be seen at pretty much every event, throwing down tricks and taking on epic jumps, with her D-Spin fast becoming a signature move.
Despite only competing in moguls for a handful of seasons, Heather’s rise to the top has been both fast and furious. Since being crowned World Cup Rookie of the Year in 2007, she has gone on to take four national Grand Prix titles, earned a spot on the 2010 US Winter Olympic team, won a National Championships, and made it onto a multitude of podiums on the Freestyle World Cup circuit, including two first place finishes in 2012.
Montana’s favourite moguls maven is all about pushing her boundaries. She was one of the women at the forefront of her sport for 18 years until she retired in 2015, promising to stay involved with her sport, Heather is already looking ahead to what she can bring each new season. Top of her list is mentoring and helping other athletes improve.Read more