About Holly Whitney

Holly returns to the Elite Team for the second straight year. Originally from Maine, Holly attended Williams College where she posted strong results on the Eastern circuit. Holly first came to Far West as part of the 2011 Summer College Program and returned last season as a coach and racer. Last season she posted some strong results, including her best ever finishes at US Nationals and the American Birkebeiner. Locally, her top races included a win at the Tahoe Rim Tour, 4th Woman at The Great Ski Race, and an overall win in the Fischer Cup standings.

Home Sweet Adopted Home

I’m back!! After many hours in the car listening to Taylor Swift, here I am in Truckeeee. and where’s the snow?!?! I’ve decided not to panic yet…

I’m so excited to be returning to Truckee for my second year on the Elite Team, as well as my second year as Assistant coach for Truckee High School. I will also be working as the assistant coach for Auburn Ski Club and putting in some hours at Tahoe Donner Cross Country center so it promises to be another busy winter.

I spent the fall working for an outdoor education center in maine and going on many outdoor adventures, highlighted by hiking Katahdin, Maine’s largest and most magical mountain. It was blowing about 50 mph at the top and I literally almost got blown off the knife’s edge (an infamous narrow ridge at the top- see below). Other adventures included my first foray into rock climbing…let’s just say I’m not going to replace skiing as my main sport. It was a terrific fall but I’m psyched to be back in Truckee for the indefinite future!

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