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Whitefish’s Maggie Voisin qualifies for U.S. Olympic slopestyle team

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-14 14:28:33-05

ASPEN, Colo. — Maggie Voisin is headed to PyeongChang. The Whitefish native finished runner-up in the U.S. Grand Prix at SnowMass Ski Resort over the weekend, securing her spot with the U.S. Olympic freeski slopestyle team.

Voisin won the U.S. Grand Prix Slopestyle event in Mammath Mountain, Calif. last February, scoring a 91.4 in her first run in the finals. That victory, coupled with the weekend’s second-place finish, gave the Whitefish teen the two impressive finishes needed to automatically qualify for the U.S. team.

Voisin became the first skier to qualify for the slopestyle team.

In 2014, a then 15-year-old Voisin qualified for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but before making her debut, broke an ankle which kept her from the event. The 2014 X-Games silver medalist walked with Team USA in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. She would have become the youngest U.S. Olympic competitor since 1972.

Voisin, who turned 19 in December, broke onto the national scene as a 15-year-old when she finished third at the 2013 Dew Tour. She finished the 2013-2014 season with a third-place finish, a career best. Voisin finished this season in fourth place in the Association of Freeskiing Professionals standings.

Voisin currently resides in Park City, Utah.