Kiley McKinnon

US Ski Team Aerialist.

High-flyer Kiley McKinnon is a staple on the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and has proven that her consistent jumping will be a force on the international stage.

World Cup Highlights


2nd Place

Minsk, BEL


3rd Place

Moscow, Russia


2nd Place

Deer Valley, USA


Overall aerial World Cup winner


World Championship Highlights


2nd Place

Kreischberg, Austria



Voss, Norway

Connecticut native Kiley McKinnon has only been competing in aerials for a few years, but she has already racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. After being introduced to aerials by a friend, McKinnon showed early promise, finishing fifth in her very first competition, which happened to be 2011 U.S. National Championships.

Early on in the 2012 season, McKinnon followed up her debut success by landing a victory in just her second NorAm competition ever. Four wins later, McKinnon wrapped up the overall NorAm title in her first year on the tour. A silver medal at the 2012 U.S. Championships and a bronze at the FIS Junior World Championships capped her stellar season.

The 2013 season followed suit with four top-ten World Cup results and a silver at U.S. Championships to cap off her career-best season. Winter 2014 was a recovery year for McKinnon after she suffered a shoulder injury halfway through the season. But McKinnon came back in 2015 better than ever, scoring her first world cup podium at the season opener in Beijing. She never looked back, landing on the podium four more times andjumping to a silver medal at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships. McKinnon’s consisten jumping allowed her to take home the World Cup overall title at the end of the season. She will look to retain the title in 2016.

My path to the U.S Ski Team has been extremely exciting. I never thought that something like this would happen to me, especially in such a short time. I have really worked hard to get to this point, but my parents and coaches have definitely helped me and supported me a lot throughout the way. I really can’t thank them enough!

McKinnon first learned how to ski when she was around three years old. “About two years ago, a friend from my town, who also does aerials, told me I should try it out,” says McKinnon. “I went to Lake Placid, NY, to see what it was about and right away I knew it was what I wanted to do. Since then I’ve been training everyday and working hard to get to the point I am at today.”

Away from the slopes, McKinnon enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the beach. She also enjoys exercising and just relaxing at home.

Quick Stats

    • Resides: Park City, UT
    • Hometown: Madison, CT
    • Birthday: September 1, 1995
    • Height: 5’8”
    • Coach: Matt Saunders
    • College: Westminster
  • High School: USSA Team Academy, Daniel Hand High School