Battersby Joins Volkl's International Ski Team
August 21, 2006
First Tracks! Online Ski Magazine
Park City, UT - Ashley Battersby, a Park City Mountain All-Star Team skier, announced that she has signed a deal with Tecnica/Volkl/Marker to become the marquee woman ski team rider on the Tecnica/Volkl/Marker International Team.
"This is huge for me, and I am super stoked," Batterby said. "The move from the pro team at Line to the International Team at Volkl is a natural progression for my career. It’s so rad to have an opportunity to travel the world, film, and compete. I will also be able to continue to help develop the woman’s product lines, much like I have been doing for my other sponsors.”
“We are super excited to have Ashley on board. I feel that this will be a great relationship because of what Ashley brings to the table," said Clem Smith, Director of Promotions for Tecnica/Volkl/Marker. "For one, she has and will continue to be a huge factor in the progression of women’s skiing. Secondly, Ashley is also extremely creative, so we are looking forward to having her ideas for upcoming women’s products.”
Since moving to Park City in 2003 from Chicago, Battersby has become a well known figure in the freeride community. She has consistently been selected in the Powder Magazine Readers Poll as one of the top five women skiers in the world. She has been seen on national television and featured on international television and has appeared in numerous ski videos.
“Its so sick! Thinking back when I grew up skiing on 200 vertical-foot ice hills to skiing with some of the best men and women in the world that were my heroes growing up!," Battersby added. "I’m super blessed to be given the opportunities that have come my way!”
Battersby will be majoring in Flight Operations this fall at Westminster College and will be going to school summer and fall semesters and taking off the winters to focus on skiing.
“This past Summer I started 'Steezen for a Reezen' water ramp camp and it was held at the Utah Olympic Sports Park," Battersby added. "It is a super good way for freeriders to stay in touch with their skis over the summer as well as a way for me to coach ‘new blood’ to progress in the sport. It was so exciting running the camps and I look forward to this new relationship with Volkl, Tecnica and Marker to make the camp even bigger and better next summer. The Olympic Sports Park is one of only two water ramp facilities in the U.S. to practice our sport in the summer and I am super fortunate to have it in my back yard.”
Battersby's other sponsors are Helly Hansen, Scott USA, Park City Mountain Resort, Skullcandy, Bern and Team Vontaar.