Cole McDonald, the youngest of five siblings, discovered his passion for mogul skiing when he joined the Wasatch Freestyle Mogul Monsters and is now a dominant competitor on the World Cup circuit.
At just 18 years old, Cole made history as the youngest American male mogul skiing competitor to participate in the Olympics, leaving his mark with a 14th-place finish in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. During the 2022-23 season, Cole's dominance continued as he secured his first World Cup podium, earning 3rd place in Alpe d'Huez, France - he now has 10 World Cup top-10s.
In the 2022 FIS Junior World Ski Championships, he won the moguls event and was fifth in the dual moguls competition. Along with his nonstop training, Cole also pursues classes at the University of Utah.
Beyond skiing, Cole dedicates his time to volunteering at the National Ability Center, sharing his love for outdoor activities, and assisting individuals of all abilities.
"Winning 2020 Junior Nationals taught me that I can do things I never thought were possible in the past"
4 Things You Didn't Know About Cole Mcdonald
- 1. Cole fell in love with mogul skiing after joining the Wasatch Freestyle Mogul Monsters
- 2. Cole lived in Singapore for 4 years and is the youngest of 5 siblings
- 3. Before a competition, Cole always makes sure his pockets are zipped
- 4. Cole volunteers at the National Ability Center, helping people experience the outdoor activities he loves, no matter their ability