David Morken and Allison Mollin are in the National Projects
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] March 13th, 2023 – It’s no secret that Palisades Tahoe is the home to many decorated Olympic and world-class athletes. Team Palisades Tahoe’s program covers everything from free-skiing to alpine disciplines and this year, two of our race athletes are churning up a lot of excitement. Truckee natives David Morken and Allison Mollin are competing at elite levels and are currently spending time in the National Projects (US Ski Team training camps) as invitees. They both compete with top athletes currently named to the US Ski Team.
Allison is one of the best up-and-coming junior racers in the downhill event. This season, she earned 2nd place at the US Nationals downhill at Copper Mountain in November, while last year she won the U18 Nationals downhill. The top two racers in the overall North American Cup standings earn a World Cup spot for next season, and Allison is currently ranked 2nd. Since Allison is doing so well, the next step is to race in Europe. The Europa Cup series is the level right below the World Cup, and most Europa Cup races have many World Cup racers competing in the field. Allison earned a top 30 spot at the Europa Cup—it shows that she can compete with the best in Europe. Allison is the best-ranked competitor of her age in the US.
David has been skiing with team Palisades Tahoe from a very young age, starting as a Mighty Mite. David was recently invited to a US Team Development Group camp in Italy, which is a course for those on the cusp of qualifying for the US Team. He was selected because he is one of the most promising up-and-coming racers of his age group in the Giant Slalom. The European technical events are always extremely competitive, and while at the camp, David won a race in Italy. David is ranked within the top ten in the world for his age.
About Palisades Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe is the largest ski resort in California, boasting 6,000 skiable acres across eight peaks now seamlessly connected by the Base to Base Gondola. Formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the more than 70-year-old resort celebrates a rich history as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the definitive Spring Skiing Capital, and is home mountain to dozens of Olympic and World Cup athletes across multiple snow sports. This season, the resort is proud to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, February 24-26. With an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Palisades Tahoe frequently operates the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. The Village at Palisades Tahoe offers year-round events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. Palisades Tahoe is also the largest resort on the Ikon Pass, which offers access to 50+ international ski destinations. In 2021, the resort changed its name, trading in a harmful slur for a name that better reflects its values and legacy. Visit the Palisades Tahoe website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo.
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