Foslien is the senior leader for the Zephyrs, who are one of the state’s top-10 teams. She finished 16th as an individual in the 2014 state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Mahtomedi finished fifth in the team portion.
How long have you been skiing? I’ve been skiing since pretty much before I could walk. I started racing when I was 7.
What is your home ski area? My home hill is Afton [Alps]. I really like their focus on racing.
How much time do you spend skiing? In the winter, I’m pretty much training every day. I practice with the high school team in the afternoon, eat dinner and then practice with my USSA team from Afton.
What are your goals for the high school season? I think my goals are more team-oriented. Making it to state is always the big goal.
Favorite place to ski? Vail, Colorado. It’s my parents’ dream place. I grew up going to ski school there.
What are some advantages to being a skier from Minnesota? We tend to be good in slalom because we have such short hills that we’re continuously getting practice. We also get to experience lots of different kinds of snow. We’re usually pretty good at skiing on ice.
Are there any hills that scare you? Skiing is just as much mental as physical. At Mt. La Crosse, they have a memorable run called Damnation. It’s the steepest I’ve ever raced on. It can be scary if you think about falling on it, but I don’t know that I’ve ever had much fear.
What, in your opinion, is the best thing about skiing? When something I’ve been working on clicks and I finally have the run I want. I also just love the feeling of skiing and going fast.