Bio

Winter Lee Vinecki was born on December 18, 1998 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in Gaylord, Michigan and Salem, Oregon and now trains in Park City, Utah.

After losing her Dad at the age of 9 to an aggressive form of prostate cancer, she formed TeamWinter.org a 501 (c) (3) non-profit to raise money for prostate cancer research & awareness. She has raised close to $500,000 toward that effort and counting.

Winter began racing triathlons at the age of 5 and completed her first Olympic triathlons at 9. She went on to become the Ironkids National Champion for 2010 & 2011 and spent three years as the official ambassador of the sport.

Winter was also the 2011 recipient of the Annika Inspiration Award. At age 12, Winter was invited to an aerial skiing camp by two-time Olympian, Emily Cook. After completing the week long camp, Winter moved to Park City, UT to train and compete for the next four years on the Fly Freestyle elite development team. During that time, she set a world record by becoming the youngest person to run a marathon on all seven continents, the youngest person to run 26.2 miles on Antarctica and the first mother/daughter duo to run a marathon on all seven continents.

Winter has been officially named to the 2016-17 US Ski Team. All efforts are currently focused on making the 2018 Winter Olympics in aerial skiing. Follow her journey on facebook, twitter, instagram and teamwinter.org.