Forehand finishes 4th in Slopestyle at FIS Freeski World Championships
“I broke my skis in practice,” Mac said. “I ended up not having any skis for finals, but the French coach offered his skis for my first run. For my second run, my mom actually ran to where we were staying and picked up my other pair and brought them up to the top of the course for me. Shout out to all moms out there, especially my mom for making it happen.”
Mac’s first World Championship competition, a stunning achievement for any high-school student, follows a banner year for the young skier. After winning the Junior World Championship title in Big Air last August (and being named to the U.S. Freeski Team’s Rookie Slopestyle crew) Mac went on to claim silver at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup in Stubai this November, won second once again alongside his Faction Ski team at the Dew Tour Team Challenge event in Breckenridge, and, most recently, earned a 5th place finish at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup in Font-Romeau in early January alongside teammate Caroline Claire `18, a member of the U.S. Freeski Team’s Pro-Slopestyle contingent and the first-ever SMS Student to compete at the Olympic level. Caroline competed in Big Air at the FIS World Championships this year, finishing 16th overall.
Stratton Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school that focuses on college preparatory academics and competitive winter sports. Located at the base of Stratton Mountain, SMS serves students in grades 7 – 12.