Ashleigh McIvor, age 30 is a newly retired Canadian skicross Olympic Champion currently residing in Whistler and Vancouver, BC. As the first gold medal winner of women's skicross in it's Olympic debut at the 2010 Winter Games, Ashleigh has a very interesting story to tell about growing up in small town Whistler and being hurtled onto the world stage -- for Canada's Home Games.
Ashleigh's unique path to success began with her entry to ski racing at the age of 10 and progressed through the transition from alpine (where athletes race the clock) and into the sport she was clearly destined to represent her country in: skicross (where racers go head to head over jumps, berms and all sorts of varying terrain) at the relatively late age of 20. Ashleigh battled back from countless injuries to eventually become a dominant force on the World Cup circuit and at the X Games, before claiming her World Championship victory to qualify for the Olympic Games in her home town. She has always focused on finding joy in her sports has been able to carry that over to her career in broadcasting, modelling and public speaking.