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 is an Olympic and World Cup champion in mogul skiing and rated by Ski Magazine as one of the top ten most influential skiers of all time. His innovative techniques and tricks changed the sport of freestyle skiing. At the Olympics in 1998, Jonny incorporated a snowboard style grab into his 360-degree spin making it easy for the judges to award him the gold medal. His performance helped ignite a re-birth of the ski industry known as Freeskiing. As one of the pioneers of Freeskiing, Jonny continued to lead and advocate for changes on behalf of his peers in the sport he loves. He challenged the US Ski Team to allow him to compete in professional events and became the first skier to medal in both the X Games and the Olympics. In 2002 Jonny took on the International Skiing Federation (FIS) to allow him to perform his signature move, the Dinner Roll, at the Olympics. The FIS approved but the judges at the 2002 Olympics awarded him 4th place. The following season the FIS removed their ban on inverted tricks and increased the point value of the Dinner Roll; had the higher degree of difficulty been applied to the trick at the 2002 Olympics, Jonny would have found himself on top of the podium. Today, every winning competitor on the World Cup circuit performs a version of the Dinner Roll.
As a result of his 2002 Olympic performance, Jonny hosted Saturday Night Live leading him into a career in TV hosting and commentary. Starting with MTV’s Challenge Series, Jonny went on host American Ninja Warrior on NBC and the Jones and Moseley show on FS1. Jonny is also the Olympic and World Cup Freestyle skiing analyst for NBC and narrator of the annual Warren Miller Entertainment ski movie. 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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