Sarah Burke is a Canadian freestyle skier who grew up in Midland, Ontario, Canada. She now resides in Whistler, British Columbia.
She won first place in the 2001 US Freeskiing Open in the half-pipe and
second place in slopestyle. She won the first ever world championship
half-pipe event. She is a three-time Winter X Games gold medalist in
She won ESPN's 2001 Award for female skier of the year and was voted
2007's Best Female Action Sports Athlete at the ESPY awards as well as
BERT, the first skier to be so honored.
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