Kristi Leskinen: Freestyle Skier

February 10, 2010

Meet Kristi Leskinen, U.S. Freestyle Skier, one of the sexist skiers in the United States! Would you like to know more about this “Hot” Ice Queen? Then keep reading, and don’t miss the photos and video below.

Kristi Leskinen pic

The stunning Kristi was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on February 10, 1981. Because her home was near the Seven Springs Mountain Resort (which has the highest elevation of any Ski resorts in Pennsylvania) it was easier for her to start training there. Later she move to Steamboat, Colorado. At the beginning she was uncertain about which path she would take either as a wakeboarder or freestyle skier, but you already know what she chose, and thanks to her decision, the women’s freeskier world is no longer overshadowed by the guys. Today she is one of the best freeskiers in the word, she is also considered the “pioneer” in putting the female freeskiing in the spotlight since before her nobody really took notice. Kristi’s buzz recipe is to film skiing videos in several countries and that way reach a large and different kind of audience.

It was at the U.S Open when she was the only woman at the event, she was awarded with the Sports Awards for Female Skiers. In the Winter X Games IX in Aspen, Colorado she won the Bronze while her fellow freeskier and friend Sarah Burke (Canada) won the silver, Grethe Eliassen (from Norway) got away with the gold at the woman’s Superpipe. That same year she won the silver at the FIS freestyle World Ski Championships at the Rukatunturi ski resort in Finland, her friend Sarah Burke won gold while they left Grethe Eliassen with the bronze this time. Kristi has also won at the US Freeskiing Opens, XGames, World Skiing invitational Nippon Open. Among her sponsors are Oakley, Monster Energy, Giro Helmets and Rossignol.

Her amazing good looks brought her to FHM Magazine where she was selected Number 90 in FHM’s 100 sexiest woman of 2005, she also appeared in a General Hospital promo video, in the ESPN Magazine :The Body Issue among other athletes like Adrian Peterson (NFL RB), Claire Bevilacqua (Surfer), Gina Carano (Fighter), Lolo Jones (Hurdler), Carl Edwards( NASCAR Driver), Ben Olsen (MLS Soccer player), Biba Colic (table tennis), Susan Francia (rower), Serena Williams (Tennis), Shane Proctor (Bull fighter) and others.

In 2009 she joined the cast of The Superstars, and she teamed up with DWTS Maksim Chmerkovskiy. They defeated Bode Miller and Terrell Owens and won the competition. This year the beautiful Kristi Leskinen won’t be joining the U.S. Olympic team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, neither did her fellow skier Sarah Burke.

Important facts About Kristi:

  • She a fervent fan of General Hospital.
  • Only woman at the Big Air event at the US Open.
  • First Woman to perform a rodeo 720 (while her head was pointed down).
  • In 2009 she had Lasik eye surgery at the 20/20 eye care clinic in New Jersey.
  • She was nominated at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.
  • Kristi also practices surf, wakeboarding, skydiving.
  • Last November Kristi invited fellow Skiers from all over to join her in the All- Women Slopestyle Invitational “Homecoming” in her natal Pennsylvania .
  • She has been part of Level 1 Second Generation, TGR Subject to Change and the Poorboys Production propaganda.
  • It was reported that last year while in The Superstars she took some time to visit her boyfriend, but we don’t really know the lucky guy’s name.
  • Her favorite skiing spot is Mammoth, CA.

Even though Kristi will not be at the Winter Olympics you can take a look at some beautiful photos of Kristi Leskinen our U.S Olympic Freestyle Skier plus the sexy video below.

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Kristi Leskinen Video

Photos: Nikki Nelson/WENN, Rachel Worth/WENN,

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