The Road to Sochi: U.S. Ski Team Athlete Travis Ganong’s Life on the Road

11th March 2013 | Travis Ganong

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It’s not often you find armed military personnel on the slopes in North America. At Rosa Kutor in Sochi, Russia… it’s a different story. - ©Travis Ganong

It’s not often you find armed military personnel on the slopes in North America. At Rosa Kutor in Sochi, Russia… it’s a different story.
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It’s not often you find armed military personnel on the slopes in North America. At Rosa Kutor in Sochi, Russia… it’s a different story. - ©Travis Ganong
While the World Cup circuit can be draining for Travis and other U.S. Ski Team members, it brings the athletes to beautiful places like Garmisch-Partenkirken, Germany. - ©Travis Ganong

While the World Cup circuit can be draining for Travis and other U.S. Ski Team members, it brings the athletes to beautiful places like Garmisch-Partenkirken, Germany.
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While the World Cup circuit can be draining for Travis and other U.S. Ski Team members, it brings the athletes to beautiful places like Garmisch-Partenkirken, Germany. - ©Travis Ganong
The bags are packed and the U.S. Ski Team leaves Wengen, Switzerland for the next stop on the World Cup. - ©Travis Ganong

The bags are packed and the U.S. Ski Team leaves Wengen, Switzerland for the next stop on the World Cup.
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The bags are packed and the U.S. Ski Team leaves Wengen, Switzerland for the next stop on the World Cup. - ©Travis Ganong
Travis’ ski technician prepares his skis in the Atomic Factory in Altenmarkt, Austria. - ©Travis Ganong

Travis’ ski technician prepares his skis in the Atomic Factory in Altenmarkt, Austria.
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Travis’ ski technician prepares his skis in the Atomic Factory in Altenmarkt, Austria. - ©Travis Ganong
The ski chalets in Kvitfjell, Norway are quite different than the one’s near Travis’ home mountain of Squaw Valley. - ©Travis Ganong

The ski chalets in Kvitfjell, Norway are quite different than the one’s near Travis’ home mountain of Squaw Valley.
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The ski chalets in Kvitfjell, Norway are quite different than the one’s near Travis’ home mountain of Squaw Valley. - ©Travis Ganong
While being away from home for 125 days can be trying, at least Travis can spend time with his girlfriend Marie-Mixhele Gagnon of the Canadian Ski Team. - ©Travis Ganong

While being away from home for 125 days can be trying, at least Travis can spend time with his girlfriend Marie-Mixhele Gagnon of the Canadian Ski Team.
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While being away from home for 125 days can be trying, at least Travis can spend time with his girlfriend Marie-Mixhele Gagnon of the Canadian Ski Team. - ©Travis Ganong
Travis spent a total of six days at home in Tahoe this winter. At least one of them was a bluebird powder day at Squaw Valley. - ©Travis Ganong

Travis spent a total of six days at home in Tahoe this winter. At least one of them was a bluebird powder day at Squaw Valley.
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Travis spent a total of six days at home in Tahoe this winter. At least one of them was a bluebird powder day at Squaw Valley. - ©Travis Ganong
Travis takes in the beauty that is Val Gardena, Italy. - ©Travis Ganong

Travis takes in the beauty that is Val Gardena, Italy.
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Travis takes in the beauty that is Val Gardena, Italy. - ©Travis Ganong
Lake Tahoe is calling and Travis will be back home in the Sierra in a few short days. - ©Travis Ganong

Lake Tahoe is calling and Travis will be back home in the Sierra in a few short days.
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Lake Tahoe is calling and Travis will be back home in the Sierra in a few short days. - ©Travis Ganong