Arrigoni Woods Champions U.S. Ski Team Racer Alice Mckennis in Highly Anticipated Return to Racing


Colorado native, U.S. Ski Team racer & two-time Olympian,
Alice Mckennis, returns to dominate for the 2019–20 race season.

Mckennis (known as, “The Aligator”) is launching back into ski racing after an arduous injury hiatus.

“As avid skiers, ski racers and ski fans, Arrigoni Woods is excited to support this spirited racer, Vail Valley local and mentor to athletes at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. As her Head Sponsor, Arrigoni Woods looks forward to championing “The Aligator” all season long. – Balz Arrigoni


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Dec 4, 2019 at 4:31pm PST
Growing up on a ranch in New Castle, Colorado, Mckennis learned to ski at Sunlight Mountain Resort and began racing at clubs around the state, including Sunlight, Aspen, and Steamboat Springs. With a true passion for ski racing, she is a U.S. Ski Team member since 2010, and earned eight top-10 career finishes and a World Cup victory in 2013.
After one of the best seasons of her career in 2018, from impressively finishing in fifth place in the downhill at the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, to sharing the podium with Lindsey Vonn at the World Cup Finals downhill in Are, Sweden, Alice Mckennis is determined to make a strong comeback.
With a number of injuries spanning her career, which would be devastating to anyone else, Mckennis continues to persevere with a dream in sight. Through multiple surgeries, countless hours in physical therapy and relentless training to rebuild her physical and mental strength, Mckennis returns triumphantly to her sport.

Beginning with the opening World Cup downhill and super G races in Lake Louise, Alberta, Mckennis is in top form with a first position start in the downhill training runs. In pursuit of more World Cup wins and the chance to return to the Olympics, this formidable skier is ready for a successful 2019–20 season and beyond.
Alice Mckennis is also dedicated mentor to younger skiers and positive leader in the ski racing world, as she continues to coach and inspire local athletes at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, as well as various other ski camps.

"From when I was young, it was always my dream to do this. I still think I have a lot to give to the sport."


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