January 25, 2022 1 min read
Tricia Mangan is a US Alpine speed skier currently competing on the World Cup Circuit and the US Alpine Ski Team. Outside of skiing, Tricia is an avid adventurer, enthusiastic friend, and recent Mechanical Engineering graduate from Dartmouth College.
"Growing up in Buffalo, NY with five siblings, I took an alternative path to the US Ski Team. I opted out of attending a ski academy for financial and family reasons and because I firmly believe this wasn’t the only path to the top. I was a chaotic skier from a tiny mountain in Western New York and only trained a couple of times a week. But I always knew my path made me the underdog and this mindset fueled my passion for always improving myself and my skiing on and off the hill."
Full Name: Patricia Mangan
Specialty: Alpine Skiing
Current Location: Soraga, Italy
Side, front or back Sleeper? Side or back :)
Any before bed rituals? journal
Best dream you’ve had recently summed up in 3 words? exciting, new, warm
Early bird or night owl? early bird
Coolest place you’ve ever woken up in? Moab, Utah camping
Land Legs or Sea Monster? both!
Preferred method of getting your adrenaline/endorphins pumping? skiing, cliff jumping, mountain biking
What is one thing you can’t camp without? a warm enough jacket, blanket
Dreams & goals for the next couple years? Continue to push my boundaries physically, mentally, and emotionally
Favorite thing about your life right now: Getting to challenge myself every day and continuing to work really hard towards my skiing goals