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My Story


Ashley was born to ski. She grew up in Chicago, and she’s the second of four children who all enjoy the same passion. An avid skier since the early age of 18 months, she was first put on skis and continued to evolve with and for the sport of Freeskiing. It wasn’t preferable skiing almost all of her youth life in the Midwest where flat landings and ice are nothing but all there is to work with. But from her small, 200ft vertical home hill in Wisconsin, she eventually had the fortitude and mental strength to turn her passion into a profession. She was regularly active throughout her and competed in other activities outside of skiing. Growing up, she was involved in gymnastics, track, cheerleading. Ash was also commonly seen sliding handrails and gapping stair sets in downtown Chicago on skates. She agrees that her active youth and ability to adapt quickly to new activities has shaped her distinctive style of skiing.


Ashley was fortunate enough to leave the Windy City and surrounding Midwest ski resorts and move to Park City, Utah in 2002. During this time she was able to ski at least 50 or more days in the winter and later attended the Winter Sports School where the number of days on snow only increased. A former student at Westminster College for Aviation then transferred to the University of Utah to study Exercise Sports Science for Athletic Training.


Ashley Battersby, , has been a force to reckon with on the women’s slopestyle competition circuit with her fluid and technical rail skills, progressive jump tricks, and her determined attitude. A local of and team rider for Park City resort in Park City, Utah, Ashley spends most of her time on the slopes either training for her next national or international events. Ashley skis year round and has traveled all over the world to compete, train or film in places such as New Zealand, France, Austria and many more. When not skiing, the Chicago native likes to stay in shape by working out at the gym, trampolining, rollerblading, cycling and yoga. She also loves to coach at Windell’s Ski Camp in Mt. Hood, OR where she has many returning campers. While being a homebody, she has started her own line of clothing A-bomb TM apparel and showing her creative side by sewing hoodies, taking photos and making web edits.


Ashley has undeniably inspired many people to ski and to push themselves in the sport, especially women. She has also been a been injured as she has had two ACL reconstructions and bounced back for the podium. Throughout her career she has accumulated many trophies and medals including (but not limited to) a first place at the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, X-Games Europe medalist, first at AFP World finals women’s big air and a third place at the AFP World Finals women’s slopestyle event as well as an Olympic hopeful. Ashley is a bubbly, very dedicated and independent athlete who doesn’t give up until she accomplishes her goals.



NOW

After repetitive knee surgeries, in 2015 she made a life changing choice to retire and start a new chapter. After a few years of ski coaching and molding the new generation of skiers, she decided that she wanted to hang up the skis. Ashley has spent the majority of her lifetime in ski boots and finally she was ready for a new change. Ashley decided to enroll in yoga teacher training and focus on getting her group fitness certifications. Ashley's passion is being pursued in mindful movement as  fitness coach,  yoga and meditation teacher since 2015. In Feb, 2019 after 11 months of rehabbing an old building, she opened a yoga and fitness studio in Coalville, Utah. She started off as a one women operation teaching up to 38 classes a week including her own studio, other gyms in Park City, and privates all over Utah.  She offers classes at her studio which all include mindful meditation, Power Vinyasa flows, to Sculpt and small group training sessions. Her studio a year later has grown to 7 knowledgeable instructors and thriving! 

About

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Ski Acomplishments

Competition results

2016

Retired from Slopestyle skiing and from the US Freeskiing Team.


2015

Tore (R) ACL


2014

Rehabbing Torn (R) ACL, Missing Sochi Russia Olympics First Slopestyle ever in history


2013

4th, Winter X-Games 17, Slopestyle, Aspen 2013 

Tore (L) ACL

7th, Snowbasin Dew Tour, Slopestyle 2013 - Blown (R) ACL


2012 

1st, Nine Queens, Big Air, Austria 

5th, Winter X-Games 16, Slopestyle, Aspen 

7th, Snowbasin Dew Tour, Slopestyle 

7th, European X-Games, Slopestyle, Tignes, France


2011

3rd Overall 2011 in AFP Results for Slopestyle Women

1st, Winter Dew Tour, Slopestyle, Breckenridge CO

1st, WSI Big Air, Whistler BC

2nd, WSI Slopestyle, Whistler BC

4th, Winter X-Games 14, Slopestyle Aspen, CO

6th, World Champs, Park City, UT

6th, Dew Tour Snowbasin, Ut

6th, X-Games (European), Slopestyle, Tignes, France


2010

4th, Winter X-Games 14, Slopestyle Aspen, CO

3rd, X-Games (European), Slopestyle, Tignes, France

1st, Aspen Freeskiing Open, Aspen, CO

1st, European Open, Rail Jam, Laxx Switzerland


2009

Tore (L) ACL


2008

1st, U.S. Freeskiing Open, Slopestyle, Copper Co.

1st, World Skiing Invitational, Big Air, Whistler

1st, Nippon Freeskiing Open, Slopestyle, Japan

1st, New Zealand Freeskiing Open, Slopestyle, Snow Park, NZ


2007

1st, World Skiing Invitational, Cola Rail Jam, Whistler, BC

2nd, European Freeskiing Open, Laax, Switzerland

1st, Big Bear Open, Slopestyle, Big Bear CA

3rd, Aspen Open, Slopestyle, Buttermilk CO

1st, Queens Cup, Slopestyle, Park City UT


2006

Tore (R) ACL


2005

1st, Vermont Open, Rail Jam,

1st, Vermont Open, Slopestyle,

1st, Annual Cammy Potter Memorial Park City, UT

3rd, US Open Freeskiing Championships Vail, CO


2004

1st, Utah Winter Games Big Air

1st, Vertical Vibe Big Air, UT,


2003

1st, Canyons Big Air