Devon Wright – Profile
Hometown: Amherst, NH
Home Mountain: Sugarloaf
Birth Place: Hartford CT
Education: Westminster College
My Skiing History:
I’ve been skiing since I was two years old. Starting small in CT, then skiing in southern NH at Pats Peak. Eventually my parents joined Ski Patrol at Waterville Valley and we were enrolled in the racing program to keep us busy. After much begging and pleading my parents caved into my sisters and my wishes to move north! That was the end of our weekend warrior status and the beginning of my addiction to skiing. Alpine race training 6 days a week hampered my love for the sport and I began to lose interest, however one spring afternoon I was lent a “retro” setup by an old ski patroller and I fell in love with Telemark! The next season I ended my club alpine race career and pursued Tele skiing! Learning to carve and ski bumps by myself through trial, error, and a few concussions! Through high school I raced in the Ski Meister competition which consists of Alpine, Cross Country, and Nordic Jumping achieving the state title my seni or year. When not skiing midweek in gates I was on the Tele’s mastering my carves! When I heard nationals were in NH in 2012 I came out and found out that I had discovered a new passion!
My Goals and Motivation:
What I love about Telemark Racing:
I love the fact that it is such a close knit group of phenomenal people! I think the sense of team and community is unparalleled (no pun intended!) in any organization I have ever been a part of before. The passion for skiing, snow, and the mountains runs deep in every member and the camaraderie is great!
Interesting Facts About Myself:
I am a permaculture enthusiast, and work in the field of industrial energy efficiency. If I am not skiing, I am working towards saving snow for future generations!
7th Overall at Karbon Telemark Nationals
8th and 6th place
Steamboat New Years Race:
2nd Place GS
2014 National Championships:
Sprint Classics 1 & 2: 3rd
Haystack Mountain/ Hermitage Club
Classic 1: 4th
Classic 2: 3rd