I was born and raised in Colorado, already camping at 2 months old and rafting at age one! My parents taught me skiing at 2. By the time I was six I was backcountry touring with my family. At age 8, I began snowboarding & never looked back! I joined the Winter Park All Mountain Snowboard Team in 2011. In 2014, I tried my first Boardercross (SBX) race and loved it! That season, I was #1 in the Rocky Mountain Series for Breakers (13-14 yrs) and I finished 12th at Nationals. Unfortunately, the following year in January of 2015, I broke my humerus and was out for the season.
Throughout the 2015-16 season I was determined to make up for lost time! I finished #1 in the Rocky Mountain Series in SBX, Slalom & Giant Slalom. At Nationals, I placed 4th in SBX. Immediately following the SBX Finals, I flew to Canada to compete in the Freeride NorAm Championships where I finished 2nd but won the #1 overall North American Title and qualified to compete in the 2017 Freeride Junior Worlds in Andorra.
2016-17, I placed 5th at the Freeride Junior World Championships in Andorra & was North American Champion in Freeride. Boardercross was equally exciting: I was the USASA National Champion in Juniors (16-17 yrs) and dabbled in the NorAms at Ski Copper, placing 10th & 5th respectively, and 2nd place at the Revolution Tour. I finished the SBX season #120 in the World and #33 in the US.
2017-18: I graduated early from LHS in December in order to train full-time in SBX & Freeride. At the 2018 Freeride Junior World Championships in Austria, I placed 4th. I finished #1 overall on the North American SBX Tour & earned a spot on the SBX World Cup for the 2018-19 season! I finished the season #42 in SBX in the World and #6 in the US. In 2018 I was named to the US SBX Team & awarded Sportswoman of Colorado in Snowboarding! I also earned a spot on the US U20 Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, where we became 2018 World Champions. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Junior Snowboard World Championships in SBX due to scheduling conflicts with the U20 Ultimate World Championships. (please see Ultimate Frisbee page)
2018-19: I competed on the SBX World Cup (WC). I started the season ranked 30th. At my 2nd race in Cervenia I finished 12th beating the 2018 Olympic Silver medalist twice! At the 2019 Snowboard World Championships I finished 22nd in the Women's, and 9th in the Mixed event. At the Feldberg, Germany WC I finished 20th. Unfortunately, in March at the WC in Spain, I shattered my wrist & was out for the rest of the season. However, through physical therapy & training I was able to regain my strength and range of motion & competed in the U24 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships in July, where we became World Champions! For the 2nd time I was named Sportswoman of Colorado for Snowboarding.
2019-20: In November the rest of my internal hardware was removed from my wrist, and I competed in the December World Cup. Unfortunately, I suffered a concussion while training in January. In March, the SBX Junior Worlds were cancelled due to Covid-19.
2020-21: CRAZY season dealing with CONSTANT changes to schedule & training due to the Pandemic! But I was able to stay focused & persevered, and had a Great season! I placed in the top 10 in 5 out of 7 World Cups! I finished #6 at the 2021 SBX World Championships, the top US finish for both the women & men! Alex Diebold & I placed 9th in the Mixed Team World Championship event. I finished #7 at the World Cup Season Finals, and #11 overall in the World for the World Cup 2020-2021 Season!
For great coverage see: http://usskiandsnowboard.org/news/gaskill-leads-americans-snowboardcross-world-championships. I was named to the US SBX B Team, finishing #3 for the US SBX Women. For the 3rd time I was awarded Sportswoman of Colorado in Snowboarding!
2021-22: Best SBX Season yet! Competed in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing finishing 7th! Placed in the top 9, in 6 out of 7 World Cups Finished 7th overall for the SBX World Cup season, the top US SBX woman.
I'm excited to continue on this Amazing Journey pushing myself
closer to my World Cup and Olympic goals!
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