Kaya Turski

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Kaya Turski
Personal information
Birth name Hannah Kaya Turski[1]
Born (1988-05-03) May 3, 1988 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)
Website www.kayaturski.com/kaya.html
Country Canada

Kaya Turski (born May 3, 1988) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She is an eight-time Winter X Games champion in Women's Ski slope style. At the 2010 Winter X Games XIV held in Aspen, she won her gold medal with the highest ever slopestyle score at a Winter X Games with 96.66. One week after she won the gold medal in Slopestyle at the 2011 Winter X Games XV in Aspen, Colorado, ahead of Keri Herman and Grete Eliassen,[2] she captured the silver medal at the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships[3] behind Anna Segal of Australia. In mid-2013, she tore her anterior cruciate ligament.[4]

Involved in aggressive inline skating in her early teen years, Turski had limited experience in skiing when she moved to Whistler from Montreal to train in the sport, aged 17.[4] She speaks English, French, and Polish.[5] Her grandmother was a Polish skier who moved to Canada with her two sons after World War II.[6] Kaya currently resides in Montreal and Mammoth Lakes, CA. She participated in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.


  1. ^ http://instagram.com/p/expHDEmDTd/
  2. ^ "Women's Ski Slopestyle Results". EXPN.com. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=FS&raceid=6118
  4. ^ a b Buchner, Jill (February 2014). "Team Canada slopestyle skier: Kaya Turski". Canadian Living. 
  5. ^ "Kaya TURSKI". Sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Fitz-Gerald, Sean (January 21, 2014). "Freestyle skier Kaya Turski draws strength, confidence from her family". Canada.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. 

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