The 2022 Winter Olympics begin Friday in Beijing, with dozens of New Englanders hoping to grab gold in their respective sports.
Here’s a look at three skiers with New England ties on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who will be competing in freeski events, as well as their Instagram handles in order to follow their journeys on social media.
Headed to her third Olympics, Devin Logan, 28, of West Dover, Vt., attended Mount Snow Academy and won the inaugural slopestyle silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She qualified for both halfpipe and slopestyle at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeonchang. In 2015, Logan was awarded the FIS overall crystal globe, something that had never been achieved by any freeskier.
This will be her final Olympics.
“Vermont skiers are ones to be dealt with — we’re coming,” Logan recently told NECN. “I’m just living in the moment, because I know this will be my last one, so I just want to enjoy the ride. There’s no need to stress — I have nothing to prove to anyone, because I’ve already proven it.” — @devinlogan
Caroline Claire, a native of Manchester Center, Vt., will compete in the slopestyle/big air competition in Beijing. The 22-year-old attended Stratton Mountain School. — @car0line_claire
Mac Forehand picked up a silver medal at the most recent X Games, and he’s looking for gold in Beijing. The 20-year-old is a native of Southport, Conn., who attended Stratton Mountain School.
“I’m just super excited to go to China and be able to represent the USA,” Forehand said. “I remember being 12 years old, watching that American sweep in Sochi for freeskiing’s debut in the Olympics. So now, being 20 and getting to actually go and compete, is pretty surreal.” — @macforehand