Laurenne is a member of the US Ski Team, an Olympian, and highly esteemed ski racer. She has lived in Bend since her teenage years when she moved from Klamath Falls to pursue ski racing at a more intensive level through the alpine race program at Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. Ross has maintained an impressive record since 2010 in World Cup and FIS races and snagged an 11th place finish at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

However, those are just the obvious facts. If you talk to Laurenne about her exploits on the hill, she doesn’t quote results or talk technical jargon. In fact, she’ll steer the conversation towards something more present--anything from her latest art endeavour to the last route she climbed at Smith Rocks. Laurenne, perhaps unlike most professional athletes, is not defined solely by her career. Her interests and passions are far-ranging and are not confined to sports or competition. Laurenne studies Studio Arts at the University of Oregon and finds time to use her accomplished musical skill to perform with friends at local venues. Even with a busy winter travel schedule, Laurenne still finds time to immerse herself in the lifestyle and contribute her talents and passions to the Bend community.