As you saw earlier .
some of the best skiers not in Sochi .
are in La Crosse.
Minneapolis native Michael Ankeny
Began skiing at age nine.
He won a junior race at age ten and earned a spot
on the U-S Development team.
he's a U-S Championships medalist and world cup starter.
But after battling some injuries .
he narrowly missed qualifying for Sochi.
He's not the 1-st skier to hope a trip to Mt.
La Crosse helps lead to a trip to the next Olympics.
This hill is one of the best in the Central Region,
for sure and whenever I bring my teammates back, they
come here and they're like, oh, this is legit, for
Nolan Kasper was here two years ago and then yesterday,
in the slalom in the olympics, he was 13th so it's
cool to see the amount of talent that comes back through