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Kaya Turski Canada

Age:
24
Home Mountain:
Mammoth
Sport:
Freeski
Event:
Slopestyle

Bio

Kaya Turski, covert Canadian sniper, is ranked number one in the world by the AFP. Elusive Kaya, they say. Strong. Impenetrable. She’s held the top spot in women’s slopestyle five years running, so her reputation is well-deserved. If she’s not competing, she’s likely stacking clips for her State of Mind video web series or spending time with loved ones back in Montreal. After battling injuries that began almost as soon as she stepped on skis, Kaya returned to competition for 2009 and won all three Dew Tour events. A fighter was born. In 2012 she won nearly everything she entered, including X Games, Euro X, two Dew Tour stops and the US Grand Prix. She was awarded the Best Female Athlete at the X Games, won the Dew Tour overall, and was named CFSA and Freeskier Magazine’s Athlete of the Year. In 2014, Kaya will represent Canada. Slopestyle skiing will make its debut. Kaya’s knee, (now boasting a performance-enhancing synthetic blend) will also make its debut. Nothing will be easy, but neither will anything be left undone.

Favorite Event to Watch in Sochi:

Snowboard and ski slopestyle and pipe.

Favorite Music:

Lana Del Ray!

Other Hobbies:

Skiing, trampolining, traveling and art.

Favorite GoPro Mount for Training:

Chest mount or gnar wall for skiing because it takes the coolest shots!

Career Highlights

2012 1st Place: Winter X Games – Slopestyle
1st Place: Winter Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Ogden, UT
1st Place: Winter Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Killington, VT
2011 1st Place: Winter X Games – Slopestyle
1st Place: Winter Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Ogden, UT
1st Place: AFP World Championships | Whistler, Canada
2010 1st Place: AFP World Ranking – Slopestyle
1st Place: Winter X Games – Slopestyle
2009 1st Place: Winter Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Northstar, CA
1st Place: Winter Dew Tour – Slopestyle | Mount Snow, VT
1st Place: European Open | Laax, Switzerland
2006 1st Place: World Skiing Invitational – Slopestyle | Whistler, BC
1st Place: World Skiing Invitational – Rail | Whistler, BC
1st Place: New Zealand Freeski Open | Wanaka, NZ

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