HAILEY DUKE – ATHLETE
Born in Sun Valley, ID Hailey Duke took her first turns on Quarter Dollar under the tutelage of her ski instructor parents. She continued on to ski race and climbed through the ranks racing out of McCall, Boise and Park City, UT. At the age of 21 she made her way onto the National Team with a great performance in her Europa Cup debut starting 56th and ending 7th. With no shortage of World Cup women in the field she was able to make a big splash and solidify her spot on the National Team. Having spent 5 years racing on the U. S. Ski Team, Hailey Duke found success on the Elite FIS, NorAm Cup, Europa Cup and World Cup levels. She was named to the 2009 World Championship Team and raced as a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team in Vancouver, Canada.
However, three years ago, having lost her spot on the National Team, Hailey still managed to earn her own World Cup spot for the following season. In order for Hailey to push out of the World Cup start gate again, she would have had to make it happen independently of the National Team. Accepting all responsibility, Hailey pieced together a program that would get her ready to race against the best in the world. This included planning her on-snow training, off-snow training, scheduling, management, equipment and fundraising. After a summer of preparation she headed into the season very excited only to learn not all issues were covered. A few weeks prior to her first World Cup start she learned she had a Macroprolactinoma, a large tumor on the pituitary gland. With major health risks involved, she underwent brain surgery on February 5th 2013 to remove the tumor. The surgery was successful, but Hailey had lost another race season as well as her World Cup spot for the following season.
Hailey not only saw the success of the surgery as a new lease on life but also her ski racing career. Hailey finally had a chance to race tumor free and truly reach her potential. So once again she picked herself back up and completely self supported made her way back to the start gate. 13 months later Hailey Duke had earned her own World Cup spot for the 2014/2015 season. After the first 6 World Cup Slalom races of the season Hailey managed to be named to the 2015 World Championship Team. After finishing out a World Championships placing in the top 30 and the last two World Cup Slaloms of the season, Hailey traveled to U.S. Nationals and Western Region Spring Series to call it a season and very successful career. Hailey has big plans for the future but will be heading back to school and finishing out a degree at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. The Hailey Duke Project will continue to move forward, stay tuned for future projects and events.
- Alpine World Cup Ski Racer
- Specializing in Slalom
- Member of the 2015 U.S. World Championship Team
- Claimed World Cup Slalom Spot for the 2014/2015 race season
- Member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team
- Member of the 2009 U.S. World Championship Team
- 5 years member of the U.S. Ski Team
- Top 10 World Cup results
- Multiple Europa Cup Slalom Wins
- Multiple NorAm Slalom Wins
- Multiple Earned World Cup Spots
ERIKA HOGAN – COACH
Born in Holmes, New York Erika Hogan was a well-rounded athlete as a young kid. But, the small mountains (hills) of southern New York captured her interest the most. Due to her increased desire to become a ski racer, at the age of 13, Erika made the journey to Stratton, Vermont to attend Stratton Mountain School (SMS). While at Stratton, Erika competed in several U.S. National Championships and went on to become an international level ski racer. Due to her results in the NorAms she traveled to Europe to race Europa Cups. After a successful high school career it was time to take advantage of a full scholarship at the University of Colorado and the University of Utah. While in college Erika was a two time World University Games participant with a 3rd place finish in slalom and a 3rd place finish for the overall in 2002. Erika was a four-time NCAA participant receiving First Team All-American honors in 2003 with a second place finish in GS. Upon graduation Erika received a Bachelors degree in Sociology.
Erika currently resides in Ketchum, Idaho. She made her way from the Eastern hills of Southern New York to the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho where she feels right at home. For the past seven years Erika has coached the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation FIS Alpine Team. Within those seven years due to her athlete’s experiences and her own experiences as an athlete she realized that skiing is more complex than just the physical component. The mental aspect of skiing is often times what keeps individuals from reaching a peak performance and their goals. Therefore, Erika continued her education to fine-tune her coaching skills and to better aid athletes by earning a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
For the 2014-2015 ski season Erika will continue her path as a ski coach by taking on the opportunity and responsibility of coaching Hailey Duke. Erika looks forward to taking on the World Cup circuit with Hailey Duke. This experience will not only provide the opportunity to watch amazing skiing but it will also allow her to gain a more broad perspective of all the levels of skiing that the world has to offer.
- Level 300 certified coach
- 7 years coaching
- FIS Team/Head Women’s Coach at SVSEF
- 2001/2002 Europa Cup
- 2002 World University Slalom 3rd place and overall 3rd place
- 2003 NCAA First Team all American GS 2nd place
- 5 Time US National participant
- 22 career FIS Podiums