No Retina
XS Screen (480px)
SM+ Screen
SM Screen (768px)
SM- Screen
MD+ Screen
MD Screen (992px)
MD- Screen
LG+ Screen
LG Screen (1200px)
LG- Screen
XL+ Screen (1600px)
Sammy Smith
Samantha Smith headshot image

Samantha Smith

  • Hometown
    Boise, Idaho
  • Team
    Cross Country D
  • Years on Team
    2 (since 2023)
  • Born
  • Club(s)
    Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
  • School:
    Stanford University
  • Instagram


Sammy was named to the U.S. Cross Country Development Team for the 2022-23 season and is proving herself going into her third year on the National team.

Smith has firmly established herself as a regular contender on the World Cup circuit. Notable accomplishments include securing a silver medal at the World Junior Championships in Planica, Slovenia, in the 2023-24 season and eight top-30 finishes on the World Cup stage. In Smith's first World Cup sprint, she made it to the heats, a feat rarely achieved by athletes so young on the circuit. From there, her results improved, marking her as one of the team's top sprinters.

Smith is a once-in-a-generation athlete. Outside of skiing, she is an elite soccer player who will begin her college career this fall at Stanford University. In high school, Smith represented the U.S. at the Under-17 Women's World Cup as a U.S. Soccer Under-17 Women's National Team member and competed with the U20 Women's U.S. National Soccer team. She took home Idaho Soccer Player of the Year in 2022-23, Idaho Girls Cross Country Player of the Year, and Idaho Girls Track and Field Player of the Year in 2020-21. Alongside her sisters, she is also a founder of GO BIG Inc., a nonprofit that provides resources and opportunities for underprivileged youth. 

"I aspire to represent the United States at a World Cup level, and ultimately the Olympics. "

4 Things You Didn't Know About Samantha Smith

  • 1. Sammy had never roller skied until three years ago.
  • 2. She is a very competitive soccer player, making the U17 World Cup roster for the U.S. National Soccer Team.
  • 3. She initially started cross country skiing because her older sister was really involved with the sport, so naturally, she wanted to be too.
  • 4. Sammy has a couple of special pairs of socks that she has deemed "race socks," so she always races in them, and they are only to be worn on race days.

Equipment Sponsors