Skiing has been my lifelong obsession and I had my first taste at the age of three on the slopes of Cairngorm in the Scottish Highlands near my grandmother’s home in Nethy Bridge. I trained there with the Scottish Ski Club until I was awarded a bursary to join the British Ski Academy in France in 2006. Over the next 6 years I skied with the British Children’s Team and Scottish Alpine Ski Team before taking Skiing into a full time career with The British Europa Cup Team in 2012.
Full time career
The last 4 years of my life have been totally dedicated to Ski Racing. I have spent almost every day pushing myself forwards so that I will be able to become the best in the world and bring home World Cup and Olympic Medals to the UK. In 2013 I made both my Europa Cup and World Cup debuts as well as winning my first ever Continental Cup title.
The last 18 months of my career have been both the toughest but most rewarding. In November 2014, I crashed, fracturing 4 vertebrae in my lower back but made it back to competition in just 11 weeks to compete at my debut World Championships in Vail/ Beaver Creek finishing inside the top 35.
I am now ranked as World Number 75 and am on a clear pathway to the Winter Olympic Games in Pyongchang, South Korea, 2018. I have already qualified for the World Championships in St.Moritz, Switzerland for February 2017 where we will be aiming for a top 20 result.