Meet Holmenkol's Featured Athlete

I am Haley Castner and I am a sophomore at Waterville Valley Academy where I attend full term. I am a second year u16.

My most recent results include:

  • 2nd in the super G at u16 easterns
  • 3rd for 2002's in super G at u16 nationals
  • 5th in slalom and 6th in the GS for 2002s
  • 2nd and 3rd in 2 GS races at coronet peak in New Zealand

Last spring and this past summer went amazing! I traveled to mammoth in May where we trained for about 2 weeks. The snow was awesome, and so was the skiing! I also traveled to Mt. Hood, Oregon with an NDS, which is a selected National Development camp, where we worked on GS, and slalom fundamentals. My skiing definitely improved and I had an awesome time! I then traveled to New Zealand with Waterville Valley Academy, and we trained there for over 3 weeks. New Zealand was so fun, my skiing, tactics, and technique improved. And I also got to experience different hills, mountains, and terrain! I am now at school studying, and working out. Why I love holmenkol is because the temperature range is so wide that it makes tuning my skis alone at school so much easier, because I am not constantly worrying if I picked the wrong wax. My favorite wax is Beta Red. I love it so much, it is so easy for me to use for training, and it is of course super fast!