There are 22 Californians competing in the Olympics this year, including many who train at the world-class resorts and venues like Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Team USA has an especially promising snowboarding contingent coming from California, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, 17-year-old phenom and medal-favorite Chloe Kim, 2014 slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson, and five-time Olympian Kelly Clark. Below is a list of all California athletes to watch in PyeongChang, South Korea, and here’s a full schedule of events to see when they’ll compete.
California Athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding, South Lake Tahoe
Cayla Barnes, Ice Hockey, Eastvale
Bryce Bennett, Alpine Skiing, Tahoe City
Jonathon Blum, Ice Hockey, Ladera Ranch
Maddie Bowman, Freestyle Skiing, South Lake Tahoe
Karen Chen, Figure Skating, Fremont
Madison Chock, Figure Skating, Redondo Beach
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding, Mammoth Lakes
Stacey Cook, Alpine Skiing, Mammoth Lakes
Nick Cunningham, Bobsled, Monterey
Mark Engel, Alpine Skiing, Truckee
Chloe Kim, Snowboarding, Torrance
Chris Knierim, Figure Skating, San Diego
Hailey Langland, Snowboarding, San Clemente
Maddie Mastro, Snowboarding, Wrightwood
Mirai Nagasu, Figure Skating, Arcadia
Adam Rippon, Figure Skating, Los Angeles
Brita Sigourney, Freestyle Skiing, Carmel
Carlo Valdes, Bobsled, Newport Beach
Kendall Wesenberg, Skeleton, Modesto
Shaun White, Snowboarding, Carlsbad
Vincent Zhou, Figure Skating, Palo Alto
In addition to the 2018 Team USA athletes, California resident and 1998 Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley will be giving the play-by-play for freestyle skiing as an NBC commentator. Since retiring from pro skiing, Moseley has moved onto tackling new athletic endeavors for his California-based video series, Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams, including extreme kayaking, slacklining, flyboarding, and more. It’s also common to spot Moseley and his family on his favorite mountain—Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Speaking of which, the resort is hosting a lively Olympics viewing party on Friday, February 9. The official Squaw Valley edition of the Opening Ceremonies will start with a parade of past and future champions followed by a Q&A with Olympians Travis Ganong and Daron Rahlves before a live broadcast of the Men’s Downhill competition. The night will end with a fireworks show at the base of Squaw Village.
Are you feeling the Olympics spirit yet? California offers plenty of ways to help you Catch the Winter Wave. Come play in the snow at one of the laid-back, world-class ski resorts, explore the backcountry, take the whole family on a winter adventure, or train where the Olympians do.