Olympic Athletes from Okemo
Okemo skiers and riders will be cheering for first-time Olympian Julia Ford and Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter when they compete this year at Sochi as members of the U.S. Olympic Team.
About Ford, Mariel Meringolo, head of school at Okemo Mountain School (OMS), said, “Julia began her ski racing career in the Okemo Mountain Competitions Program and attended Okemo Mountain School in middle school. Though she moved onto Holderness School in N.H., she has remained very connected to Okemo. Julia makes it a point to come back to Okemo and OMS several times each year – she can be found forerunning races, training with our athletes both on and off the hill, or giving inspirational talks. One of the most down-to-earth people I have ever met, she is an incredible role model and always so kind to the younger athletes. “ Teter, a Vermont native, captured gold in the 2006 Olympic Games. She claimed silver in 2010 and now has her sights set on Sochi. Known as well for her charitable endeavors as her halfpipe prowess, Teter, who is originally from Belmont, Vt., grew up riding at Okemo and attended OMS.