With an alpine ski racer father, it is easy to understand why Laurenne Ross picked up skiing when she was two years old. At the age of seven, her family moved to Oregon and Ross skied and raced at Mount Bachelor. Ross was selected to the U.S. Ski Team in 2006 and made her World Cup debut in December 2009. Ross was moved up to the World Cup team for the 2011 season and represented the U.S. at the 2011 World Championships. Ross attained her first World Cup podium in March 2013, placing second in a downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.