Alaska native Megan Spurkland is in her first year on the PSIA nordic Team. She began skiing at three and took up racing in fifth grade, and started ski instructing during high school. Megan competed as a cross-country skier for Whitman College (a Division III school) in Washington. After college she began coaching at Homer High School. In 2008, she launched Homer Women’s Nordic to get more women involved in fitness and nordic skiing. The group has since grown to 80 cross-country skiers.
Hometown: Homer, AK
Sponsors: Rossignol, Hestra, Smith (and my mom and mother-in-law!)
Favorite Run: The Johnson Pass Trail
Favorite movie: Gallipoli
Playlist: Lots of country and rap
Just Read: The Talent Code
Coolest Place I've ever been: The Taj Mahal
Average days on snow: 180
Top Three off-snow activities:
First skiing outfit: Hmm? Maybe my Star Trek seventh-grade race suit and pink downhill goggles all at once (in a cross-country race!)
Unusual Talent: Wiggling the tip of my nose.
Can usually be found: Running around trying not to be late
Snowsports goal: To create racers who coach and coaches who race.