Melinda Long – Profile

US Team Member: 2016 and 2017 Seasons
Hometown: Rowayton, CT
Home Ski Hill/Resort:  Killington MountainMelinda 2017 headshot
Birthplace: Old Forge
Birthyear:  1988
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Medicine and Human Biology

Personal Sponsors: My Amazing Husband (Garrett Long)

USTSA Sponsors:  Karbon, Global Rescue,  Saucer Wax, Minus33, Telemarkdown, 22 Designs

My Skiing History:

I started skiing at the age of 4 with my grandfather at Woods Valley and McCauley Mountain. Skiing was a part of every day in the winter, after school and each weekend. I have skied recreationally for a number of years. When I met my husband, Garrett Long, he introduced me to telemark and I have been a convert ever since. The 2015-2016 season was my first year telemark racing.Melinda 2017 action

My Goals and Motivation:

 Simply to make it down the course in one piece.
 What I love about Telemark Racing and Skiing:

The technicality and challenge of each move provide a new learning experience for me each day that I get on snow. Telemarking has also allowed me to enjoy skiing again, pain free, after multiple knee surgeries!

Competition Results:

Two first place finishes and four top 3 placements during the 2015-2016 season.Melinda skiing web rotated