Lila Lapanja entered the world by (snow) storm. Born during a Sierra blizzard in her home town of Incline Village, NV, Lila was on a pair of skis by the age of two and competitively racing by six. A dual citizen of the US and Slovenia, her racing abilities were cultivated by a loving father who ski raced for the Slovenian National Team. Lila embodies grit and grace and continues to gain momentum in the ski racing world. Her laundry list of accolades include a Junior Title in Slalom and a Bronze at the US nationals overall. Lila embraces challenge with a ferocious attitude. Whether she is chasing a World Cup Title or cultivating her passions outside of racing, Lila is conscious about living in the moment.
Lila Lapanja By The Numbers
I have great passion for the environment, and am an ambassador for the Snow Leopard Trust. I am also an amateur ping-pong enthusiast, life-long devotee to learning languages, especially German and Slovene.
Why Alpine Skiing:
I love doing an individual sport that allows me to be outside. Ski Racing is the relationship between a mountain, a course, a clock and me. Simple, challenging and gets my heart racing.