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Freestylers Bryon and Brad Wilson love tearing up the mogul runs at Deer Valley, especially Champion ski run, the site of FIS World Cup freestyle course. But they also love exploring the rest of the resort. Like most skiers, these mogul-bashing brothers appreciate terrain diversity, and they find it here at Deer Valley.
“The bowls here are underrated,” says Bryon (pictured, on the right), 27 and now in his 10th year on the U.S. Ski Team. “And there’s great tree skiing all over the mountain.”
Bryon and Brad grew up in Butte, Mont., and moved to Salt Lake City with their family 2006 to take advantage of the better training opportunities. They’ve been Deer Valley-sponsored athletes since 2010 (Bryon) and 2012 (Brad). This season, the brothers are setting their sights on the World Cup circuit (including the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Deer Valley, Feb. 4-6, 2016) and continuing their journey to the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, North Korea. If they qualify, it will be the second Olympic games for both brothers: Bryon competed at Vancouver in 2010, and Brad at the 2014 Sochi games.
When their hectic travel schedule allows, you can find them at their favorite spots at Deer Valley, including on Lady Morgan Peak, shredding the powder in Ontario Bowl, and of course on Champion. “It’s the best,” Brad says. “We compete all over the world. If you can ski Champion well, you can ski any mogul run anywhere on the globe.”
U.S Ski Team member since 2005
Bronze: Vancouver Olympics, 2010
U.S. Ski Team member since 2011
Four World Cup podium finishes in 2014, including 1st place in Inawashira, Japan