Griffin Larson

Griffin’s Bio

There’s nothing I love more than a snowy day and spending time on the mountain with
my friends, family or teammates. My name is Griffin Larson, I’m 16 years old and I live in
Essex, Vermont. I have been skiing at Smugglers Notch since before I could talk! My parents
put me on a rope and slid me down the bunny hill. I’ve been hooked ever since! I joined the
Smugglers Notch freeski team when I was 8 and have spent virtually every winter weekend since
then either skiing with my team or on a ski trip with my family. One of my favorite parts of each
weekend is exploring the backcountry with my teammates and coaches. I love the work of
finding new lines and skiing through the trees.

During the past 3 summers I have worked as a mountain bike coach and really enjoy
spending time with kids teaching them how to be better bikers. I’m also an avid cyclist and love
racing all disciplines; mountain, gravel, road and cyclocross. I spend my summers on two
wheels looking forward to when the snow will fly again.

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My Core Values

  1. Be dedicated to what you are passionate about
  2. Pursue your goals
  3. Benefit yourself while benefiting others
  4. Always have fun
  5. Make smart choices
  6. Explore new things
  7. Take advantage of opportunities
  8. Listen to others
  9. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help
  10. Create positive energy
  11. Encourage others to try new things

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