About

My name is Morgan Arritola.  I’m a multi-sport athlete who has been fortunate to compete on the world stage in multiple disciplines, including the US Nordic Ski Team at both World Championships and the Olympics and as a runner at the World Mountain Running Championships.

Although I am rarely doing just a single sport, I am best known as a competitive skier and more recently, as a trail and mountain runner.  I also like to swim, rock climb, and anything else that gets me outside and being active.

I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of the world in my lifetime, competing and training for races throughout Europe, North America and New Zealand.

I decided to put this website together to share my thoughts on skiing, running, and everything in-between, including some fun recipes and food adventures of mine.  I hope you enjoy it.  If you have comments, or questions, send me an email.  I’d love to hear from you!

Skiing at 3 PM in Kuusamo, Finland (yes, it was dark)

Here’s some of my accomplishments:

Skiing

  • 2012 Owl Creek Chase Champion
  • 2011 US Super Tour 1st place 10k Skate
  • 2011 World Championship Team
  • 2011 US National Championships -2x Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 World Cup La Clusaz, France
  • 3 top 30 World Cup finishes in 2010
  • 2010 US Olympic Team member
  • 2009 U23 World Championship Team: Praz de Lys, France
  • 2009 World Championship Team: Liberec, Czech.
  • 2009 US Distance Nationals
  • U.S.A. U23 World Championship Team Member: 2008 Malles, Italy
  • 2008 World Cup: Canmore, Canada;  top North American
  • 2008 Canadian Nationals
  • 2008 US Distance Nationals: 2nd place 15K Pursuit
  • 2 x Silver Medalist  U.S.A. National Championships:   2006
  • 3 x Gold Medalist  U.S.A. National Junior Champion: 2004 – 5km , ‘05  10km Skate, 5km Classic
  • 2 x Silver Medalist  North American Continental Cup Super Tour
  • Silver Medalist 2005 Boulder Mountain Tour
  • 4th Engadin Ski Marathon, St. Moritz Switzerland
  • U.S. A. World Junior Team Member:    2005 – Rovaniemi, Finland   2006 – Kranj, Slovenia
  • U.S.A. U23 World Championship Team Member: 2007 – Tarvisio, Italy

    Racing at the Loon Mountain Race in Lincoln, NH

Running

  • 2012 –  World Mountain Running Championships, Ponte di Legno, Italy;    Bronze Individual Medal,  Gold Team Medal
  • 2012 – 1st Place, US Mountain Running Team Qualifier Race, Loon Mountain Race; Lincoln, NH
  • 2012 – Course record Holder of  Ascent of Mont Ventoux, France
  • 2012 – Vail Pass Half Marathon  1st Place
  • 2011 – Xterra World Champion ½ Marathon Trail
  • 2011 – Xterra National Champion ½ Marathon Trail
  • 2011 – USATF ½ Marathon Trail National Champion
  • 2010 – USATF ½ Marathon Trail runner up
  • Three-time winner and Course Record holder for The Baldy Hill Climb, Ketchum, ID
  • Course Record Holder for The Backcountry Run, Dollar 10K. Ketchum, ID