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BILLINGS- During the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Montanans will be watching for Whitefish skier Maggie Voisin, a rising star when it comes to freestyle skiing. 

Maggie grew up in Whitefish and her parents started her on skis when she was just three years old. 

Wake Up Montana's Andrea Lutz caught up with Voisin in a Facetime interview from Voisin's home in Park City, Utah before she flew to South Korea to prep for competition.

"It seems so surreal," said Voisin, "It's crazy. 

All eyes will be on Voisin, especially after a historic win at the 2018 Aspen X-Games where she took away a gold medal, becoming the first American woman to win in the slope style competition. 

"It's like, whoa, all eyes are on Maggie. And for me I am just trying to take it day by day and focus on what's next," said Voisin. 

An injury prevented her from competing in the last Olympic games in 2014 in Sochi. But now, four years later and a little more refined, the 19-year-old says she's in the best competitive shape of her life. 

She also says she couldn't do it without the support of her family. 

"There wasn't a lot of competition in Montana," explains Maggie's dad Michael Voisin. "When she was 13 she competed at Junior Olympics and won it."

He says back then, they hadn't yet realized that Maggie could rise to Olympic caliber.

"I think at that time we realized how good she was," said Michael Voisin. 

Anyone who knows Maggie Voisin knows she is positive and upbeat. You can't sense nerves when she talks about competing on a universal scale like the Olympic Games. She  delivers a common message when asked about it.

"I know what I need to do and I just need to stay true to what's important to me," said Voisin. "Not get too stressed out and be overwhelmed with everything going on around me and do what I need to do."

With the Olympic Games already underway and the stage set for Pyeongchang, Montanans will be watching Maggie Voisin anxiously. And she knows it. 

"I just really hope I can show Montana and everyone, you know, what I do and for me I just do it because I love it," said Voisin. 

Voisin is currently in South Korea and is keeping her fans and supporters updated on her social media accounts. 

On Thursday, she got to try on the closing ceremony Olympic clothing. 

Voisin competes February 16th at 5 PM PST for the Women’s Ski Slope style Qualifiers and again at 8 PM PST for the Women’s Ski Slope style Final.

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