paula moltzan

paula'S
STORY

I grew up skiing at Buck Hill, Minnesota where both my parents were ski instructors. Being the youngest of three, I didn’t really get an option so I started skiing when I was 2. I went to the ski hill on the weekends and skied from open till close. I joined the Devo program when I was 5 and then joined the Buck Hill Ski Team when I was 12. On the Buck Hill Ski Team, I was coached by Erich Sailer. 

 

I moved to Vail when I was 16 to attend VSSA and to ski with Dan Stripp. I made the US Ski Team the following year and raced for them for 5 years. In May of 2016, I was told I had not made criteria and that they would not be taking me back; the following week I applied and was accepted to UVM. I completed 3 years of my degree and during  2018/2019 I had a breakthrough year on the World Cup which placed me back on the US Ski Team. 2020-2021 was my best season to date with multiple top 10 finishes in different events. I am looking forward to what the coming seasons will bring! 

Thank you for your support!