Freeskiing Programs
Freeskiing Athletes  »  McRae Williams

Equipment Suppliers

 

Additional Info

Height
6-2
Weight
170
 

McRae Williams Websites

 

Athlete Photo Gallery

 

Born and raised in Park City, UT, slopestyle master McRae Williams was destined to be a skier. After a few years of paying his dues on the competition circuit, Williams earned his spot amongst the sport’s elite by putting together technical moves on rails and going huge with tricks like his switch triple cork. All the hard work paid off for Williams, who now has two X Games medals in slopestyle under his belt.

Williams had a breakout year in 2013, when he bagged the gold medal in slopestyle at X Games Tignes and then went on to win the Red Bull Total Fight event. With a podium finish at the Austrian Freeski Open to boot, he realized his potential and set his sights on making the inaugural U.S. Olympic slopestyle team the following season.

Despite a grueling schedule of Olympic qualification events in the 2014 season, Williams managed to put down strong top-five performances. Unfortunately, his results didn’t land him a spot on the Olympic team, but his season wasn’t over. Williams headed to X Games Aspen and took silver in slopestyle and then a second consecutive win at the Red Bull Total Fight event. His eighth-place finish at the AFP World Championship event in Whistler let Williams finish the 2014 season fourth in slopestyle on the AFP world ranking list, moving up a few spots from the previous year.

Although slopestyle is William’s specialty, he loves to shred pow and build kickers in the backcountry, ski urban, and film video parts that show his well roundedness in skiing.

MCRAE SAYS
This season was absolutely crazy! From all the Olympic qualifying events, to X-Games, to several European contests, and some spring sessions; it’s been non-stop! There was a lot of pressure during the Olympic qualifying process, and it was unfortunate I was not able to go. However, snagging the silver at X Games immediately following was a huge accomplishment. It felt good to redeem myself. I then spent the rest of the season competing over in Europe, and had many successes there as well. All said and done, it was a wild season, and I'm already looking forward to next year.

FIRST TRACKS
Growing up in a family of skiers from Park City, UT, it was inevitable that Williams would get into some sort of snow sport. As a youngster, he competed in trampoline and then went to the Olympic park to try aerials. He saw all of the crazy off-axis tricks the skiers were throwing and he couldn’t help himself—he was hooked on freeskiing. He took it to the park with his friends and the rest is history.

OFF THE SNOW
During the summer, when he’s not coaching for Fly Freestyle at the Utah Olympic Park, you can find Williams enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Utah has to offer: climbing rocks, hiking, mountain biking, and wakeboarding, and he still loves bouncing on trampolines. He is a role model for kids and wants to utilize his skiing to inspire them to find their own passion and work towards making it the center of their lives through hard work, positive attitude and strong ambition.

 

Highlights

AFP World Rankings
4th, SS, 2014
7th, SS, 2013

XGAMES
Silver, SS, Aspen, CO, 2014
Gold, SS, Tignes, FRA, 2013

FIS WORLD CUP
Six starts since debut in 2012

GRAND PRIX
5th, SS, Park City #1, UT, 2014
5th, SS, Park City #2, UT, 2014
4th, SS, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013

OTHER
1st, SS, Total Fight, El Tarter Snowpark, AD, 2014
3rd, SS, SFR Tour, La Clusaz, FRA, 2014
1st, SS, SFR Tour, Vars, FRA, 2014
9th, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, Dec. 2013
8th, SS, AFP World Championships, Whistler, CAN, 2013
1st, SS, Total Fight, El Tarter Snowpark, AD, 2013
3rd, SS, Austrian Freeski Open, Kitzsteinhorn, AUT, 2013