21 Year old Womens Olympic Alpine team member Jacqueline Wiles hails from right here in our back yard and currently resides in Aurora Oregon near Portland. She often practices her craft on Mount Hood in Oregon but started her skiing career pretty much as soon as she could walk...

(Photo By Clive-Rose-Getty)

and learned to ski with the White Pass Ski Club. Although she is a rookie on the World Cup circuit she placed 4th in her qualifying race on Saturday in Sochi and will race for a medal in Wednesdays downhill event. We wish her well and I'll be thinking of her when I hit the slopes at White Pass this weekend.