Peter McMahon – Biography

Peter McMahon in Steamboat Springs
Hometown: Whitefish, MT
Birthplace: Plymouth, MN
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Height: 5’7
Weight: 150
Education: English, Creative Writing, University of Montana, 1994
USTSA Team Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue, CW-X Conditioning Wear, Saucer Wax, Smartwool Socks, Back Country Access
Personal Sponsors:  Elan Skis, Crispi Boots, Rottefella Bindings, Scott Goggles, Poles, Whitefish Mountain Resort, me

My Skiing History:

I have been skiing for 35 years, telemarking for 16 years, and telemark racing since 1996.
Peter McMahon at 2009 National Championships

My Goals and Motivation:
Recently my motivation has been to return to the A team , my goal is still to win that first ski race!

Why do I Telemark race:
I telemark race because I love it , I love jumping, I love skating and I love to turn. I love the people that I have met racing here in the USA and around the world. I have made true friends for life. I like to challenge myself and never take the easy road.

Interesting facts about myself:
Those are my legs, I am not riding a chicken ! Small hands like a carni.

2009 Dual Slalom in Steamboat Springs

Competition Results – Highlights:

2010 US National Championships – 9th place overall

2009 World Cup, 3 top 20 Finishes: 
         16th – Classic, Thyon Switzerland
         11th – Sprint Classic, Kobla Slovenia
         15th Sprint Classic, Valdescary Spain

2009 US National Championships – 5th place overall
          3rd – Dual Slalom
          3rd – Sprint Classic
          4th – Classic
          DNF – Giant Slalom

2008 US National Championships – 4th place overall
Sugarbush World Cups – 17th Sprint Classic, 18th Classic