Dania Assaly

Dania-Assaly-by-Ananda-van-WelijName: Dania Assaly

Nationality: Canadian

Birthday: 3rd of March.

Ski focus: park and pipe

Ski set up: Armada skis and outerwear! I ride the ARW. Kombi gloves, Discrete hats, Smith Optics and helmets and Dalbello boots.

Home town: Edmonton, Alberta – Canada… Grew up riding at Marmot Basin. Now based out of Salt Lake City, Utah – USA.

Home mountain: Park City, Utah – USA

Started skiing at age: 3

Started skiing through: my parents.

Ski inspiration: Sarah Burke

Most important part of skiing for me is: having FUN!

Favorite ski moment from the last season: Going to Nine Queens this year was my favorite trip. It inspired me so much to see all these amazingly talented ladies get together, push each other, and absolutely throw down!! I had the best time, and we all had so much fun hitting that big and beautiful jump in Austria. What a week to remember and hold on to!  Cannot wait to do it again!

Toughest ski moment ever: I was injured for two seasons in a row. That was tough… really tough. But what kept me going, and why this was turned from the toughest to the most motivated, was having Sarah push me through. Having her always with me and in my head telling me to keep working hard, and having fun… She made me realize that you need to find what makes you happy and stick with it! So after I got back on snow, I did just that. 

Dream trip: going to Japan on a pow trip!

If I wouldn’t be a skier, I would be: a rockstar.

Part of Shades of Winter because: I love skiing. I love what comes with it… the friends, the laughs, the inspiration, the fun. Keep doing what you love to do, with the people that make you happiest!

This will be the first time there will be a full girls park segment in a ski movie, what does it mean to you and how/why is important for ladies freestyle to be part of a serious movie?

I am amped to be a part of such a strong group of ladies coming together and showing their talents to the world. We work hard to be where we are, and it means the world to have that appreciated!

Anything to add or else to tell?

Thank you Sarah

Sponsors:

Armada skis and outerwear, smith optics and helmets, tyrolia Peak Bindings, Dalbello boots, Discrete Hats, Kombi gloves.

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