A Bit About Me
Why Mogul Skiing?
Ever since the first day I entered a mogul competition, I knew that this sport was for me. The thrill and adrenaline associated with stepping into the gate before each run, knowing you could have the run of your life, is a feeling that I will cherish years after I stop mogul skiing. I love stepping it up each day during training and competition to face every obstacle that I encounter along my journey; each surpassed challenge leaves me wanting more. Throughout my career, the most important lesson I’ve learned is how consistent hard work and determination pay off in the long run.
After two years representing the United States on the top level of my sport, I’m thankful for all of the experience I’ve gained. This past season brought about several big lessons for me — in being named as the first alternate for the Winter Olympic Games (and consequently being forced to take a hard look at my career and current training/competition practices) I learned quite a bit about myself, in addition to discovering a consistent fire in my skiing that will characterize each of my mogul runs moving forward. From the lessons, though, came my best — and most consistent — results as I finished out the season (including a 4th place singles finish, my best World Cup Singles result ever).
Moving forward into a new Olympic cycle, I am determined to give the next 4 years my everything. I want to push the women’s side of the sport through tricks with higher degrees of difficulty, all while solidifying my place as the best mogul skier in the world. This season (which includes World Championships) is sure to be one of the most exciting yet!!
Beyond the Bumps
Aside from freestyle competitive skiing, I have recently graduated from Stanford Online High School, a highly selective independent school for gifted students and intellectual risk takers. For the next step in my education, I’m beyond excited to be a student at Columbia University in NYC!!!
When I’m at home in Park City, I have been volunteering a few hours per week at the local food bank - The Christian Center of Park City. I also volunteer at Nuzzles and Co. - the animal adoption shelter in Park City. My time volunteering has helped me to realize how important it is to give back, and how even a small bit of effort can make a big difference in one’s community.
Where in the World is Olivia?
2019-20 World Cup Schedule
Ruka, FIN | Dec 7 | MO
Airolo, SUI | Dec 13 | MO
Airolo, SUI | Dec 14 | MO
Thaiwoo, CHN | Dec 21 | MO
Lake Placid, USA | Jan 18 | MO
Tremblant, CAN | Jan 25 | MO
Calgary, CAN | Feb 1 | MO
Deer Valley, USA | Feb 7 | MO
Deer Valley, USA | Feb 8 | DM
Tazawako, JPN | Feb 22 | MO
Tazawako, JPN | Feb 23 | DM
Shymbulak, KAZ | Mar 1 | MO
Krasnoyarsk, RUS | Mar 8 | MO
Megéve, FRA | Mar 15 | MO
First Women to Attempt Cork 1080 in Competition Run (2019)
11th Overall Standing on 2019 World Cup Tour (2019)
Team USA World Champshionship Team (2019, 2017)
6th Place Shymbulak, KAZ World Cup - MO (2019)
First Alternate for Team USA - 2018 Winter Olympic Games (2018)
4th Place Tazawako, JPN World Cup - MO (2018)
6th Place Thaiwoo, CHN World Cup - MO (2018)
2017 FIS Freestyle World Cup Rookie of the Year (2017)
1st Place DM, 3rd Place MO Junior World Championships (2017)
3rd Place Tazawako, JPN World Cup - DM (2017)
4th Place Deer Valley, USA World Cup - DM (2017)
2nd Place US Freestyle National Championships (2016)
1st Place US Freestyle Junior National Championships - MO (2016)
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In the News
- April 17, 2019: U.S. Freestyle Team Wraps 2018-19 Season (USSA)
- March 6, 2019: Giaccio lands first ever cork 1080 in competition (NBC Sports)
- March 3, 2019: Kauf Second In World Cup After Dual Cancellation (USSA)
- January 31, 2019: Olivia Giaccio, USA Skiing, Moguls, Olympic Hopeful (Our Athletes)
- January 17, 2019: Moguls to Compete at USANA FIS World Cup Lake Placid (USSA)
- December 25, 2018: Moguls: A Family Tradition (USSA)
- October 18, 2018: Zermatt Wrap: Bring On World Cup Season (USSA)
- March 24, 2018: McCargo and Wilson Crowned Moguls National Champions (USSA)
- November 10, 2017: Q&A with Olivia Giaccio (NBC Sports)
- April 5, 2017: Giaccio Wins Gold at Junior World Championships (USSA)
- February 26, 2017: Podium for Wilson in World Cup Finale (USSA)
- February 26, 2017: Cox and Kingsbury on top in World Cup Finale (FIS)
- February 19, 2017: Kauf and Kingsbury triumph in Tazawako dual moguls (FIS)
- February 18, 2017: Debut Win for Jaelin Kauf (USSA)
- February 5, 2017: Kauf Podiums Again at Deer Valley (USSA)
- June 7, 2016: Age no obstacle for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member (The Coast News)
- March 18, 2016: Go, go Giaccio! Steamboat teen lands on moguls podium (Steamboat Today)