Shane Anderson – Profile

US Team Member: 2006 – 2011 Seasons

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO Shane Anderson
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming
Birth Year: 1979
Education: K-B.S. Environmental Science

USTSA Team Sponsors:  Karbon, Global Rescue, Big Sky Brewing, CW-X Conditioning Wear, Scarpa, Saucer Wax, LEKI, Smartwool Socks, Back Country Access, Superfeet, Blizzard

Personal Sponsors:  Blue Bird Gardens, DAM, Minor County South Dakota Ski Club,

My Skiing History:
I was born and raised in Cody, Wyoming, smack dab in the middle of the desert high country.  An hours drive in any direction you could find some decent skiing.  I first clicked into skis at Sleeping Giant Ski Area near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.   The Absaroka Ski Association gave me my first itching for chasing gates on the ole rope tow.  Once the rope tow broke down I migrated North to Red Lodge Mountain, Montana.  I was fortunate to grow up and travel all over Montana ski racing in the Northern Division with many great friends on the Silver Run Ski Team.  Never wanting to let up I continued ski racing at Rocky Mountain College and then I graduated.  What was I supposed to do?  I needed something new.  So I strapped on some old leather boots and long straight skis and started falling my way down the mountain again.

After several years of improving my for-aft balance in powder and bending my knee.  I ended up at a telemark race, probably for the free beer.  It was the hardest thing that I had ever done.  Gates, jumps, and skating all in one course.  I thought that was kinda fun.  I was finally inspired again; I had something to focus my energy and training towards.  So here I am now.  I have been racing telemark for 9 years.  It has taken me to places that I woud have never imagined.  For instance a rain soaked Slovenia, a televised race run on Norwegian television, Tory Hauser’s Garage, a frigid Norway in January, a car mechanic shop in Italy, the backseat of a Czech police car, a wonderful job in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Vittorio’s resturant in Munich.  I can hardly wait to see where I end up this season?  Who is coming with me?

My Goals and Motivation:
1.  To never get beat by Brian.  Top of the list.
2.  To motivate and improve the lives of other individuals interested in telemark racing faster.
3.  To never wuss out on a powder day.
4.  To beat Nowegians or a certain Swiss woman.
5.  To be the best I can be.
6.  To get the clean sweep at USA Telemark Nationals.
7.  To taste the World Cup podium again.
8.  To use the powers of catching big fish to my advantage in my training scheme.
9.  To do the entire World Cup circuit.  Just once.
10.  To make the Anderson family proud. 

Why do I Telemark Race?
To get me out of bed in the morning and GO!

Interesting Facts About Myself:
I once crashed through an alpine snowboard gate face first on nordic skate skis.  Hey kids watch this.

When I grow up I want to be like Jeremiah Johnson.  Who wants Liver?

Shane Anderson 3rd Place 2010 WC Sprint Classic at Steamboat Springs

Competition Results:

2010 Highlight Results

USA National Telemark Champion.
1st Place Sprint
1st Place GS
1st Place Classic
2nd Place Slalom

World Cup Results
3rd place Steamboat Sprint Classic
3rd place Keystone Classic
13th place overall World Cup Standings

2009 Results

17th Overall World Cup Standings

Bjorli Classic 14
Bjorli GS 15
Bjorli Sprint Classic  9

Rjukan Sprint Classic 11
Rjukan Spint Classic 14
Rjukan GS  15

World Championships

Kriechsberg Austria

Sprint Classic 10

Classic 14

GS 19

Kobla Slovenia

Sprint Classic 14

GS 21

US National Championships

Classic 1

Sprint Classic 1
Slalom 2nd
Overall 2nd

2008 Results

15th World Cup Overall Standings

US Telemark Championships Tamarack, Idaho
US National Telemark Champion
Classic Champion
Sprint Classic Champion
GS Champion

Steamboat Springs Telemark Race
1st Sprint Classic
1st Giant Slalom

World Cup Results

La Plange, France
Sprint Classic 10th
Montchavin-Les Coches, France
Classic 12th
Classic 10th
Kreischberg, Austria
Sprint Classic 16th
Dolni Morava, Czech Republic
Sprint Classic 9th
Sprint Classic 5th
Sugarbush, Vermont
Telemark GS 13th
Sprint Classic 17th
Telemark GS 14th
Classic 12th

Just the Highlights! From 2007

Trysil, Norway 2007 9th and 10th Classic
Rjukan, Norway 2007 8th G.S.
Bad Hindelang, Germany 9th Classic
Ranked 15th overall FIS World Cup
US Slalom National Champion

2006 Season Highlights
First Telemark World Cup
10th Kimberly Classic
9th Schweitzer Sprint Classic
26th Overall World Cup Standings