Galena Wardle joined the D Team in 2016 and makes the jump to the C Team in 2017. She'll be one to keep an eye on in the future, as she snagged her first National title this season at U.S. Alpine Championships in Sun Valley, ID in the combined and was eighth in the super G. Wardle has her sights set on competing on the World Cup circuit and knows that she has to push and work harder than ever to reach her goal. Keep an eye out for Wardle, who looks do dominate the NorAm Cup Circuit in 2017.
Hailing form the USSA's Team Academy, Wardle started skiing at age two with her parents, who were both ski instructors in Aspen. She'd spend her childhood splitting time between Aspen in the winter and Las Lenas, Argentina in the summer, where her parents worked. Between the mountains of Aspen and Las Lenas, she learned how to ski and acquired a strong passion for the sport. When she was eight, she started ski racing at Aspen Valley Ski Club and from then on knew she wanted to be the best in the world.
OFF THE SNOW
A little known fact about Galena: she speaks 4 languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese and English) and she unicycles. Rad!
- Aspen Valley Ski Club
- USSA Team Academy
- Years on Team: 2