Date of Birth:
July 7, 1966
City/State of Birth:
Shipman, New York
Olympics and Events Attended:
1988 Olympics, Calgary, Canada - Freestyle Aerials
Quintana attended Steamboat's Lowell Whiteman School and maintained a 4.0 average while skiing. After she graduated in 1983 she began competing on the World Cup. Quintana is credited with the reputation of being the first woman skier in the world to successfully complete the triple-backflip. She placed 5th in the U.S. National Championships in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire in 1983. Quintana was the ranking American Aerialist in World Cup competition for many years after winning in 1984. She was the World Aerial Champion for the FIS Freestyle Team in Tignes, France in 1986, aerial specialist for the U.S. Freestyle Team since 1986 and finished 5th in the World Cup competition in 1986 and 1987. Quintana retired from competition in 1991. Maria works at Serenity Ridge Retreat Center in Shipman, Virginia.
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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.