She is from Durham. She started skiing on holidays aged three, and began to compete on the dry ski slope at Sunderland when she was 12. After participating in alpine skiing events she turned to ski cross, coming sixth in her first competition at the World University Games in Austria.
Because of a bad accident in 2009 she missed the 2010 Olympics, and she was not selected for the 2014 Olympics, although she unsuccessfully challenged her non-selection.
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