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Welcome new full-time coach Elle Truax

By Katy , 09/12/23, 12:30PM PDT


Elle took to skiing at the age of 2 and started ski racing shortly after as her love for the sport grew. By age 8 she was already making a name for herself in the PNW ski racing world. She raced FIS level with the Western Region team for several years while training with both Rowmark Ski Academy in SLC, UT and Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation in Bend, OR. She made the transition to freeride skiing in College and competed in Freeride World Tour Qualifiers while going to school at Western State in Gunnison, Colorado. After graduating from Western, Elle opened up a custom hat shop in Crested Butte, CO where she continued to compete in the FWQ and start her life post college. With the store up and running on its own, Elle has moved back to the PNW and is eager to turn her focus back to ski racing as that is what ignited her passion for skiing initially.

Elle is a well rounded skier having lots of experience both in racing and freeride competitions. She knows Mt. Hood Meadows like the back of her hand and is very excited to begin working with the athletes on Meadows Race team!

Elle Truax: Athlete and Marketer at SIA/Outdoor Retailer in Hood River, US