Name: Paula Moltzan

I grew up skiing at Buck Hill, Minnesota where both my parents were ski instructors. Being the youngest of three, I didn’t really get an option so I started skiing when I was 2. I went to the ski hill on the weekends and skied from open till close. I joined the Devo program when I was 5 and then joined the Buck Hill Ski Team when I was 12. On the Buck Hill Ski Team, I was coached by Erich Sailer.

I moved to Vail when I was 16 to attend VSSA and to ski with Dan Stripp. I made the US Ski Team the following year and raced for them for 5 years. In May of 2016, I was told I had not made criteria and that they would not be taking me back; the following week I applied and was accepted to UVM. I completed 3 years of my degree and during 2018/2019 I had a breakthrough year on the World Cup which placed me back on the US Ski Team. 2021-2022 was my best season to date with multiple top 10 finishes in different events and my olympic debut.

Hometown: Prior Lake, Minnesota
Nationality: USA
Date of birth: April 7, 1994
Marital Status: In a Relationship
School(s) Attended: University of Vermont
Degrees: Working on a BA in Biology
Occupation: Professional Skier
Team: US Ski Team
Sponsors:

Rossignol, Leki, POC, Level, Stio, Winterstieger, Homelight, G Pool, Aqua ViTea

Career Highlights:

2nd Lech WC PGS
4th 2022 Olympic Team Parallel
5th Åre WC SL
7th Killington WC SL
8th 2022 Olympic SL
9th Sölden WC GS
12th 2022 Olympic GS

Top National or World Rank:

14th in Slalom WCSL
19th in GS WCSL

Favorite Skier as a Child:

Kristina Koznik

Other Sports & Interests:

White water rafting
Mountain Biking

Hobbies:

Working out and spending time with my family

Fun Facts:

I am getting married in September!