Remembering Sarah Burke, 2 Years After Her Passing

Remembering Sarah Burke, 2 Years After Her Passing


Remembering Sarah Burke, 2 Years After Her Passing


Two years ago today we lost an icon of our sport….

The following is an excerpt from FREESKIER’s Sarah Burke Remembrance issue.

“On January 19, 2012, the skiing world changed in an abrupt and tragic way when Sarah Burke—freeskiing’s queen and inspiration to countless skiers—passed away after succumbing to injuries suffered during a routine training session at Park City. Sarah’s passing dealt a crushing blow to the freeskiing community. The industry lost a guiding light in Sarah, a beautiful reflection of what a professional skier—and person—could be.

Sarah was there in freeskiing’s ragtag beginning, competing at big airs and US Opens of yore. She was the principal figure in getting the women’s halfpipe event added to the X Games—and then in getting women’s slopestyle included five years later. Never content with “good enough,” she led by example, building her legacy with X Games medals, an FIS Globe, an ESPY, Dew Tour wins, US Open titles, Euro Open victories, multiple film segments, SOTY awards… The list goes on and on and is a testament to her remarkable talent.”

—Shay Williams, former managing editor, FREESKIER magazine Keep Reading….



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