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Spartan Standout: Bri Kullberg

Bri Kullberg, senior captain of the girls ski team, earned All-America honors this past March at the USCSA
National Championships out at Sun Valley, Idaho. Kullberg capped off her career in style, becoming only the second lady Spartan to take home the honors in school history. I sat down with Kullberg to find out a little more
about Castleton’s downhill diva.

Q: How’d you get into ski racing?

A: My dad was one of the best downhill racers on the west coast back in the 1970’s, so I was brought up around it my whole life. My younger brother just won the GS Junior National title out in Mammoth, Col.

Q: What’s your favorite mountain?

A: Squaw Valley, California. They have a pool and a hot tub spa at the top of the mountain with an awesome umbrella bar for some afternoon drinks.

Q: Taking a break warming up in the lodge, Hot Chocolate or Coffee?

A: Coffee, black with a French vanilla creamer.

Q: What was your favorite day on mountain this season?

A: National’s this year at Sun Valley, Idaho, on our day off when we got a foot and a half of powder and the women’s team had a great day on the snow and goggle tanned outside the lodge in the snow.

Q: Deep Powder or corduroy groomers?

A: If I got my “pow” skis definitely powder, but with my race skis groomer’s are my favorite.

Q: What’s your ideal day on the mountain?

A: “Bluebird” day with wide open fresh corduroy trails on my GS skis with all my ski ladies. Finishing the day
at the new outdoor bar at Killington with a Switchback and a juicy burger.

Q: What’re you going to remember most from your last ski race?

A: One of my best friends and old teammates, Courtney Donovan, gave all of the seniors a red rose at our last
in-season race. It was a really surreal moment, that’s when I realized how much I was going to miss this team next year.

Q: What’s next after Castleton?

A: I’m graduating in May, and will be taking a year off and working as a RN in Boston. After that I want to go back to school and get my bachelors in Nursing.