Jacob Carter-Gibb – Profile

Birthplace:  Boulder, CO
Hometown: Lakewood, CO
Home Ski Hill/Resort:  Steamboat, CO
Education: Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Montana State University

Personal Sponsors:  Money Sense Solutions

USTSA Sponsors: Karbon, Global Rescue, Saucer Wax, Minus 33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs

My Skiing History:
I started skiing when I was two on the preview lift in Steamboat, CO and have loved it ever since. I switched from alpine to telemark in 6th grade when I was 14 as a way to challenge myself and explore the mountain in a new way. Growing up I always thought that to be a truly great skier you need to tele, which was another big reason for my switch. In 2014 I met Tanner Visnick, who also graduated from MSU, and he got me into tele racing during the Christmas camp at Steamboat. I competed in my first telemark race on New Years Day at Howelsen Hill and competed in the 2015 Nationals in Sunlight, CO. It has been an incredible experience and I’m looking forward another fun season!


My Goals and Motivation:
In the summers I race on the pro XC mountain bike circuit and telemark racing has provided a new and exciting format to compete. This year my primary goal is to be on the nationals podium but my favorite part of racing continues to be ripping around the mountain with great people and going fast with a free heel.


What I love about Telemark Racing and Skiing:
I love the community and the variety of competition. The course can be so diverse favoring a jumper, skater or pure GS skier which adds unpredictability and excitement to every race. The atmosphere at the national championships is always so amazing and I look forward to it every year.


Interesting Facts About Myself:
In the summers I am a cross country mountain bike racer  on the Tokyo Joes Pro Team and do a number of races around CO. I graduated from Montana State University in 2018 and have been working as a civil engineer at the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver. In December last year I broke by fibula and still managed to come back and compete at nationals in March.

Competition Results:

2019 Season:

6th US Telemark Nationals Overall – Eldora Colorado
6th in Classic
4th in Sprint
5th in Parallel

2018 Season:

19th Tarhgee Free Heel Life Cup
4th Alta Sprint Classic #1
24th Suicide 6 World Cup Sprint #2
20th Classic #1 Sugarbush World Cup
28th Classic #2 Sugarbush World Cup
21st Sprint Classic Sugarbush World Cup

2017 Season:

  • 5th Alta Classic
  • 13th Classic 1 Targhee Nationals
  • 5th Classic 2 Targhee Nationals
  • Quarter Finals Parallel Targhee Nationals
  • 6th Sprint 1 Targhee Nationals
  • 7th Sprint 2 Targhee Nationals

2015 Season:

  • 8th GS 1 New Years Race Steamboat Springs (not last in the first race!)
  • 9th GS 2 New Years Race Steamboat Springs
  • 16th Sprint Classic 1 Sunlight National Championships 9th Sprint
  • Classic 2 Sunlight National Championships
  • 12th Short Sprint Sunlight National Championships
  • 11th Classic 1 Sunlight National Championships9th Classic 2 Sunlight National Championships