Keltie Hansen competed in her first Olympic Games at Sochi 2014 where she finished 13th in the Olympic debut of ski halfpipe, missing a spot in the final by just one placement.
Hansen made her debut at the FIS World Championships in 2009 as a 16-year-old. The next year she won silver in slopestyle and finished fifth in halfpipe at the 2010 FIS World Junior Championships. Hansen would have a very successful season in 2010-11. She finished a career-high fourth in the world rankings of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals, in large part due to her bronze medal at the FIS World Championships and her victory at the AFP World Championships, where amongst the competitors she defeated was the great Sarah Burke.
The 2012-13 season saw another first for Hansen. She earned her first World Cup podium, finishing third in Sochi at the Olympic test event.
2011 FIS World Bronze Medallist… 2011 AFP World Champion…
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age three… Her parents enrolled her brother in Jumps & Bumps and she spent her childhood trying to keep up with him… They both ended up competing in freestyle skiing… Eventually had to choose between skiing and competitive dancing… Believes her dance background has helped her skiing, especially with her balance and spinning… Outside Interests: Attending Quest University in Squamish, B.C. for a liberal arts and science degree… Enjoys dancing, reading, painting landscapes and drawing wildlife… Her parents put her in a lot of art classes when she was younger… Odds and Ends: Never leaves home without her pillow and ginger chews… Greatest fear is spiders… Her greatest role model was Sarah Burke… Likes to listen to classic rock such as Led Zeppelin in training and right before she competes…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIS World Championships: 2013 – 7th; 2011 – BRONZE; 2009 – 17th
Winter X Games: 2013 – 4th (Aspen), 6th (Tignes); 2012 – 6th (Aspen), 10th (Tignes); 2011 – 7th (Aspen), 6th (Tignes)