With countless podiums and an Olympic Gold at the first ever female Olympic freeskiing event in Sochi, Russia, Maddie has not only secured her spot as one of the most elite female freeskiers, but a true pioneer of the sport. Maddie’s passion for the sport started at an early age when she was put on skis by her two parents who were both competitive skiers. After exceling in alpine racing at her local mountain she had a change of heart and traded in speed for height. Not long after, in 2012 as a high school senior, Maddie had her breakout season which propelled her to the professional level. Maddie’s focus and discipline has allowed her to overcome season ending injuries and keep a balanced life. When she is not on the slopes, Maddie can be found taking classes at Sierra Nevada College and working as a part of the Protect Our Winters Rider’s Alliance. And in the summer months she takes advantage of life in Tahoe - mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking among countless other activities. Although she has accomplished an incredible amount already, she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
Maddie Bowman By The Numbers
In my bag:
I think when people ask what do you always bring on a trip, I always think of a friend. I don't put my friends in bags, but I always bring one on adventures because I love sharing my experiences with other people.
Most proud Moment:
When I came home from the Olympics to my home town South Lake Tahoe and they threw a parade. We had a low snow year that year, and my mom told me and the other Olympians from our town that it gave them something positive to focus on.