Kaya Turski has put her determination and passion for the sport of skiing to good use and has advanced through the ranks in a relatively short time -- Kaya has quickly become the “it” girl in the ski scene. Kaya became a professional podium finisher in 2009 as she took home many first places finishes in Slopestyle competition such as the Breckenridge and Mt. Snow Dew Tour stops, the Orage European Cup and the Homecoming Kristi Leskinen Invitational and she was ranked number one in Women’s Slopestyle by AFP. She also finished third at the 2009 Winter X Games. Continuing the momentum, Kaya opened 2010 in true winning style as she walked away with first place in Women’s Slopestyle at the 2010 Winter X Games, repeating the feat in 2011.