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About Lila Lapanja, Barton Health Athlete

Lila LapanjaLila Lapanja is a Tahoe native and an Alpine Ski Racer on the U.S. Ski Team; she's back in her home range for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup event at Squaw Alpine, March 9-12!

After working her way back from an injury in 2015, Lila spent the 2016-17 World Cup circuits training and competing in events across Europe. According to her US Ski Team profile, "that intensity is what fueled her as she scored her career-first Audi FIS Ski World Cup points in Flachau in 2016 in just her third World Cup start. She harnessed that momentum again with a stand-out first run in the Crans Montana WC slalom (going from 43rd to 17th) and wrapped up the season by reclaiming her NorAm Slalom title and mining silver in slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Sun Valley."

Lila is an ambassador for the Snow Leopard Trust, in addition to exuding snow leopard 'power', Lila is dedicated to increasing awareness of Snow Leopards to help preserve their habitat.

Keep an eye on Lila next season, as she strives for the 2018 Winter Olympics!

U.S. Ski Team Highlights

23rd, SL, Flachau, AUT, 2016
First World Cup points scored in only three starts

2nd, SL, Sun Valley, ID, 2016
3rd, SL, Squaw Valley, CO, 2014 (Junior SL Champion)
Back-to-back U.S. Junior combined champion, 2012 and 2013

Teams: 2013, 2014
6th, SL, Jasna, SVK, 2014
15th, SL, Mont St. Anne, CAN, 2013 (Top American in SL and GS)

NorAm Slalom Champion, 2014 and 2016
Ranked 4th, NorAm Overall, 2016
Western Region Overall and Jr. Slalom Champion, 2011

Heal like a champion.
On the snow is where World Cup skier Lila Lapanja's passion meets her purpose -- where the chase begins, her heart ignites and the most important moments of her life happen. Competing on the U.S. Ski Team since she 16, she counts on the orthopedic care team at Tahoe Center for Orthopedics to keep her confident and strong. Tahoe Center for Orthopedics - providing world-class care for Lila and champions like you!