29 year old Canadian freeskier Kaya Turksi sat down with CBC Sports host Kelly VanderBeek to discuss her retirement after a ten year career on the circuit starting in 2006. After eight Winter X Games gold medals, seven Dew Tour gold medals, five AFP Women’s Slopestyle world championships, and a freestyle world ski championship, Kaya is at peace with her decision and will look back at here competitive career as an incredible journey and recognizes that she is only in the beginning stages of her life.
Congratulation for Kaya for all of her incredible competition skiing accomplishments and best of luck reentering the world of academia:
🤓 Eeeeee, I'm a University student! • Last week I posted about the importance of creating balance in my life. For the last few years, I've been taking college classes, mostly online, to satisfy my curiosity and desire to learn! I've dreamt of the days when I would be a Uni student, on campus… In real life! 🙃 • This fall I am attending UBC in psychology and continuing my pursuit to specialize in sports/performance psych! Whewww. So fun! 💃 • Thank you @teamcanada for supporting my studies. School is cool 👌👌👌 • #nerdlife #happyselfie #loveit #schooliscool #psychiscool #teamcanada #gameplan
Today I announce my official retirement from a 10-year career in competitive freestyle skiing. 💙 🔝🔝🔝LINK IN BIO • To my family, my friends, my supporters, @teamcanada, @gopro…… so so many of you, we moved mountains. Thank you!!!!!!! Thank you. @RedBullCanada — you have hands down made me a better athlete with all of the opportunities and support you provided. Through thick and thin. Forever grateful for this dream I have lived. • Thank you. Much love ❤️❤️❤️ • • • • • • Photo creds: Peter Morning + Christian Pondella + Kyle Meyr / RedBull, GoPro, Rudi Flueck, skipass.com, (and I'm sorry for those I missed!)