Date of Birth:
September 26, 1996
City / State of Birth:
Park City, Utah
Olympics and Events Attended:
2015, top-two finishes, Moguls, U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Selections event at Winter Park.
2015, 8th, NorAm Circuit, Moguls, Val St. Come, Quebec,
2016, World Cup, Deer Valley, Utah, 3rd and 6th place, Individual Moguls
2016 FIS Freestyle Moguls World Cup Rookie of the Year.
2017 Women’s Dual Moguls World Cup, Tazawako, Japan, World Cup victory.
2017 Freestyle Moguls, Bronze Medal in Dual Moguls, Sierra Nevada, Spain.
2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, South Korea, Moguls, ranked 2nd in the World
2019 Single & Dual Mogul Champion
April 2020 Rated: “Fastest-woman-in-the-world”
Won on dual moguls in Almaty, Khazahkstan, 7th FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup win
Dec 2020, FIS Freestyle Skiing, World Cup, 2nd Place, Ruka, Finland;
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Athlete of the Year
Jaelin Kauf has made her success in freestyle moguls skiing with her speed, and she leaned on that trait at Bokwang Phoenix Park, South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics women’s moguls event. Her speed and her turns got her to the top of World Cup rankings in the 2018 Olympics, to a World Championship podium and to the 2018 Olympics.
Steamboat Springs’ skier Jaelin Kauf was “loving life” in Thaiwoo, China, where she won both the singles and dual moguls competitions at the final FIS World Cup events.
“My love for the sport and for pushing the sport is what motivates me each week,” Kauf said after the 13-hour trip from China back home. “It was amazing, and it was such a great way to leave off for our little (holiday) break. Having two wins puts me in a good standing for qualifying for the World Championships.”
Kauf is a Steamboat Springs High School graduate and a longtime member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. The Steamboat skier picked up her second World Cup victory of that weekend in the dual moguls events.
Kauf was skiing moguls before she was even born! Her mother, Patti-Kauf-Melehes was a three-time moguls champ and won three X-Games Medals in Skicross. Moguls runs through Kaelin’s blood- she's been traveling to competitions since before she can remember, supporting her parents and later as an athlete. Kaelin’s dad, Scott Kauf, was a five-time champion on the World Pro Moguls Tour in the 1990’s.
Kauf says she'll be crushing bumps until it's no longer fun; she is driven to continue to progress and improve and hopes to earn a place on the 2022 Olympics team.