Date of Birth:
May 4, 2001
City/State of Birth:
Park City, Utah
Olympics and Events Attended:
2018 - Ally competed with U.S. Paralympic Ski Team in Pyeongchang in Downhill, Super-G, Super Combined, Giant Slalom and Slalom.
2019 World Cup, La Molina, Spain, Silver Medal, competing as an independent athlete
Ally began skiing at age three after being introduced to the sport by her father. She was born with an underdeveloped right arm due to a congenital limb condition known as Dysmelia. At age seven she started competing with the Wilmot Mountain ski team in Wisconsin, United States of America. Ally’s father, Larry, is her coach.
Kunkel was cut from the U.S. National Para Alpine skiing team following the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. She spent the 2018/19 World Cup season competing as an independent athlete and was invited back to the U.S. National Team for 2019/20. "It was slightly disappointing, I'm not going to lie, but I think it was what I needed to happen and I'm really thankful I got the opportunity to step back a little bit and focus on fundamentals." Ally is working hard training to compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. Ally also enjoys football, surfing, and cheerleading.
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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.