| Q&A with Keely Cashman
Current US Ski Team Member & LTSCF Scholarship recipient
Favorite Discipline: I don’t have a favorite, they are all fun!
Favorite ski hill: Anywhere at Squaw.
Favorite Race location: Dog Leg, Squaw Valley
Highlight of your season: Winning the U.S Nationals GS at Waterville Valley.
Ski Racing (or other sport) idol: Shane McConkey
Favorite Quote: “ I’m getting maximum enjoyment out of life and I’ll never stop.” - Shane McConkey
How do you think growing up in Tahoe helped you to be a successful ski racer? I think to be a successful ski racer you really have to love what you’re doing because it can be really tough sometimes. Growing up at Squaw really gave me a love for skiing and ski racing. Every day after training taking laps on KT really shapes the skiers that come from Squaw. There is a certain atmosphere and stoke for skiing at Squaw that you just can’t find anywhere else.
If you could tell your twelve year old self something / give them some advice, what would you say? Pay attention to the details, the details are what separates a good skier form a great skier.
Favorite part about being on the US Ski Team? Being able to inspire the younger generations. I know when I was younger I really looked up to the ski team members, and now to be on the team it really means a lot.
Pump up song? Rodney Atkins - Caught up in the Country
Best race-day breakfast? Anything with a lot of protein, but most importantly COFFEE.
What are your summer plans? I plan to spend the summer working at my family’s coffee shop and trying to get stronger for next season.
What’s your favorite sport to do in the summer (Other than skiing): I love playing pretty much any sport, basketball and volleyball are two of my favorites though.
Growing up, what other sports did you do? I played soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
How has the Lake Tahoe Ski Club impacted/helped you along the way!? Not being a fully funded athlete can be very stressful, which can interfere with my performance. The Lake Tahoe Ski Club has helped so much with the stress of fees and others costs. I’m so thankful for everything the Lake Tahoe Ski Club does for me!