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Sport challenges - Julia Mancuso

Updated: Jun 13

Julia Mancuso - the faster skier and the slower everything else around


The faster Julia Mancuso skis, the slower everything else around her becomes. It’s a combination of mental toughness and physical preparation that helps the four-time Olympic medalist achieve this level of prominence in her sport.

Note: While training for the Sochi Winter Olympics, Julia Mancuso went for free diving in Maui. By going deep below the surface of Earth she said she experiences heightened senses of satisfaction and relaxation.

Julia Mancuso is an American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. She won the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and was the silver medalist in both downhill and combined in 2010, and the bronze medalist in the combined in 2014. She has also won five medals (two silver and three bronze) at the World Championships and seven races in regular World Cup competition. Her four Olympic medals are the most ever for a female American alpine skier.

To find the perfect balance between skiing and life, Julia Mancuso uses her time training surfing in Maui as an experience to grow physically and spiritually. With a training regime that entails taking advantage of the Maui sun and beach, Alpine skier Julia Mancuso understands the striking similarities between riding a wave and skiing down a mountain.


Skiing is my passion. Loving is my life. Nature is my inspiration.



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