Hometown: Tiburon, CA
Ski Inspiration: My dad always loved Squaw growing up in Nor-Cal but moved to Puerto Rico for ten years where he met my mom and had us three boys. When we moved back in '77 it was on. Every weekend we drove to Squaw. We had a couple of lessons then straight into the programs. My brothers went to race team and I went to Ten Little Indians then Mighty Mights. My brothers Rick and Jeff were by far my greatest ski influences because they always took me with them everywhere and coached me heavily.
Favorite Zone: Silverado is my favorite lately. I'm still getting to know this area. As I get to know it better it becomes even more fun. It is a massive amount of varied and amazing terrain but it does have a lot of surprise so it can be a bit intimidating. Then on the other hand it has one of the best groomers on the whole mountain, Landbridge. I also like being back in the quiet part of the mountain.
Favorite Run: Hard to beat my run on the the West Face. Still awesome even though I'm more of a groomer guy now!
Earliest Squaw Alpine Memory: It's a blur but probably being snowed in, '82.
Best Squaw Alpine Memory: My first King of the Hill mogul contest down Schimmelpfennig bowl, Speed skiing World Cup down the ski jumps on Red Dog with Steve McKinney, coming back after the Olympics.
Go-to Après Spot: Plaza bar
Favorite Squaw Alpine Event: The Pain McShlonkey, and the most recent World Cup
Greatest Achievement: Winner, Jonny Moseley Invitational! Combined score of Skiercross and Slopestyle.
Best Ski Accessory: For my iPhone, theHighline made by Kenu. Killer leash for my phone so I don't stress when using my phone on the chair.
Jonny Moseley was born in Puerto Rico, but moved to California when he was young. He spent his weekends in the Sierra Nevada, and joined the Squaw Valley Ski Team when he was 17. Moseley found success quickly, and while he didn’t qualify for the 1994 Winter Olympics, he excelled in the latter half of the 1990’s, qualifying for the 1998 Winter Olympics and going on to win gold in moguls. Later in 1998, he won the World Cup Mogul Skiing title, winning nine races that season. In 1999, he became the first skier to medal in the X Games and the Olympics. Moseley competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics and finished fourth in moguls.
Moseley also encountered success off the mountain. He was handed the “key” to the city of San Francisco and had received a parade and a day, “Jonny Moseley Day,” in his honor. He was featured on the cover of Freeskier and Rolling Stone magazine, and even hosted Saturday Night Live in 2002. Later in the 2000’s, Moseley excelled as a reality TV host, hosting programs like “Master of Champions” and “American Ninja Warrior. He currently resides in California with his wife and sons.
Race Results and Accolades
- Gold Medal: Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics (Moguls)
- 1998 World Cup Mogul Skiing Title (9 wins that season)
- 1998 U.S. National Title (Moguls)
- 2nd place: 1998 X Games (Big Air)
- 4th place: Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics (Moguls)
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