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Hannah Kearney
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Hannah Kearney

Gender

Female


Ski

Wall Mogul


Discipline

Moguls


Top results

2010 Olympic Gold
Overall World Cup Mogul Champion: ’09, ’11, ’12, ‘13
Overall World Cup Freestyle Champion: ’11 & ‘12
World Champion: 2005 & 2013


Date of birth

2/26/1986


Nationality

USA


Home

Norwich, VT


Hobbies

Cooking, Golfing, Knitting.


Motto

Eat real food.


Sponsors

Völkl, Marker

My freestyle skiing career began with the Ford Sayre after-school skiing program at the Dartmouth Skiway when I was 7 years old.  I competed for the first time when I was 9 and I was hooked.  I stayed in public school throughout high school, playing soccer and running track while maintaining a 3.97 GPA.  I made the U.S. Ski team when I was a sophomore, so I balanced a full plate until I graduated in 2004 and chose to focus on skiing.  I have been competing on the World Cup tour for 10 years. I like competing, cooking, cleaning, organizing, watching my brother play hockey, animals, food, New England, and the Red Sox. I am a student at Dartmouth College as a member of the class of 2015.

What is your favorite ski in the collection?

Wall Mogul

What do you like about this ski?

I have been on this ski since its creation and I love how quickly it turns.

What conditions do you use this ski for?

I use the Wall Mogul in all conditions.  Ice, powder, packy snow, slush, steep courses and flat ones and on jumps.

What other skis in the 2013/2014 collection do you ride?

Kenja


Can you tell us a little about each pair of skis, and about what sort of conditions you use them for? 

I use the Kenjas whenever I am not training.  They are a wonderful all mountain ski that is much fatter than my mogul ski.  However, they still carve perfectly and turn fast enough to allow me to navigate the trees.


What about bindings? What bindings do you use? 

And where do you mount them? I use the Jester Pro and I mount them 2 cm forward.


What DIN do you have your bindings on?

12

Favorite skier: 

Donna Weinbrecht and Jonny Mosley are legends in the sport of moguls skiingl

Ski hero growing up:
Warren Miller.


Ideal day in the mountains:
Besides a competition day, which is always exhilarating, I love skiing with my family and friends.  I appreciate that skiing is a life long sport that enables you to enjoy the great outdoors and the company of friends and family.

How would you describe your style?

Technical and strong.


Your biggest breakthrough in your skiing career?
Winning Junior Worlds in 2002 to qualify for the U.S. Ski Team.


Favorite place to ride:
Waterville Valley Resort, NH


Best snow trip:
Alta or Chile.


What age did you start to ski?
2

What cant you live without?

Seasons


Favorite phone App:

Ski Nation


Goals and plans: 

Successfully defending my Olympic title in Sochi and enjoying every moment of my last Games.  Graduating from Dartmouth College, improving my golf game and becoming the world’s best homemaker.