Travis Ganong loves to ski. Born and raised in North Lake Tahoe on the slopes of Palisades
Tahoe, he pushed his limits from the mighty-might years all the way onto the international stage as a member of the US Olympic team.
As a kid he chased around skiing greats, like the late Shane McConkey, and pioneered numerous big-mountain lines which have yet to be repeated. His versatile skill set as a skier led him to the highest levels of competition, and for the last 18 years he competed as a member of the US Ski Team establishing himself as one of the greatest Downhill and Super G skiers of all time.
While on the US Ski Team, Travis achieved 2 World Cup Downhill victories, 6 World Cup podiums (including a podium finish in the 2023 Kitzbuhel Downhill), a silver medal at the World Championships, a 5th place in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Downhill, and 55 top ten finishes in his 207 starts.
While traveling as a ski racer, Travis always brought his powder skis, and in between competitions explored whichever mountain ranges he found himself in. He has been featured in ski movies like Warren Miller and Sweetgrass Productions and has graced the covers of numerous print publications as well as see his images appear across media outlets in and outside of sport.
With big mountain ski adventures in Svalbard, Alaska, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, the Alps, and of course in his home range around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada, Travis has remained committed to skiing at the highest level with his unswerving passion for the sport leading his drive. He currently lives in Lake Tahoe with his fiancé Marie-Michele Gagnon, who also recently retired after a similarly successful career on the Canadian Ski Team.
Travis recently stepped away from competitive ski racing after accomplishing his goals in the
sport and is excited to get back to the simple roots of why he fell in love with skiing in the first place, the simple act of climbing up mountains to ski back down with the ultimate freedom.
At 35 years young, he looks forward to this next phase of his ski career, dedicating his time fully to freeskiing, giving back to the sport however he can, and working to steward our fragile mountain environments for generations to come. Athlete, personality, coach, host, ambassador and spokesperson are a handful of the hats that Travis is excited to wear as he skis on into the future and continues to seek and support life changing experiences sliding on snow.