While attending university and wishing she was travelling instead, Amy Fraser saw some of the things her friends on the national ski team were doing and thought that their lives looked “pretty fun”. She started going skiing at Canada Olympic Park by herself and learned how to hit rails and jumps in the freestyle park. She quickly got addicted to flying through the air and executing a perfect trick and was soon asked to join a team after a coach saw what she was capable of.
Within a couple years, she was competing on the Nor-Am Cup circuit. At the end of the 2018-19 season, she won a halfpipe bronze in Stoneham and a slopestyle gold in Le Relais for her first Nor-Am Cup podiums. Having earned a spot on the national team, she began competing in her first World Cup events in 2019-20, all in halfpipe. She made her debut at the FIS World Championships in 2021, finishing ninth in halfpipe.
During the 2021-22 season, Fraser finished in the top-10 in three of the four halfpipe World Cups, including a career-best sixth-place finish in Calgary in December. She made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where she qualified for the final and placed eighth overall.
A Little More About Amy
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age 2 but didn’t pick up freestyle park skiing until she was 21… Inspired to compete for Canada after watching the TV show McMorris & McMorris, featuring Olympic medallist snowboarder Mark and his brother Craig, and began dreaming of living a similar lifestyle… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, knitting, biking, playing her ukelele, cooking/baking, camping, surfing, hiking, finding good ice cream, taking photos and making art… Graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Half of life is just showing up”… Collects patches from places she’s skied to put on her ski bag…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 8th (halfpipe)
World Championships: 2021 - 9th (halfpipe)