By Carla Charter
RIPTON, VERMONT- Abi Jewett was on skis by the time she was 2 and ski racing by age 10. Now 18, she is currently on the U.S. Ski Team and recently participated in her first World Cup in Killington, Vermont something which has always been a goal of hers. Jewett skis the Giant Slalom and Slalom. “I love how active and technical you have to be in these events.’
Recently Jewett skied in her first world cup event at Killington. describing it as “” “It was really cool. It was an exciting run. It is always good to compete at a higher level, to get a taste of what the next level is like. “Jewett said her whole family was at the event. “It was really exciting to ski the world cup at home and represent Vermont as well as the U.S.” Jewett’s main ski sponsor is Sugarbush Resort this year. She continued she is always looking for new sponsors.
Jewett graduated this past June from the Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield, Vermont. She is currently training in Wyoming for the North American Cup Races, held at Panorama Ski Resort in Panorama, British Columbia. “These are important as they guarantee world cup spots for next season if you do well,” Jewett said.
As for her future, Jewett has her sights set on the 2022 Olympics. She is also planning on attending Dartmouth College during the spring and summer and continue skiing and competing in the fall and winter. Although ski racing is very time-consuming, she said when she is not ski-racing she enjoys mountain biking and hiking. “I have completed a few Mountain Bike races,” she continued.