After her freshman year at the University of New Hampshire, Leanne Smith joined the U.S. Ski developmental team for the 2007 season. Smith moved up to the World Cup team the following season and made her debut in Canada at Lake Louise.
Smith represented the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in 2010 and at the World Championships in 2011 and 2013. Smith’s best World Cup finish is 2nd in a downhill at Val-d’Isère in December 2012.