My Story

I love the mountains, chocolate, dogs and traveling the world with my ski bag

 

Birthday: March 7, 1994
Club: Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club
Team: Canadian Senior National Team & Alberta World Cup Academy

My name is Dahria Beatty, I am 23 years old.  In 2012 I moved to Canmore Alberta to join the Alberta World Cup Academy. This year will be my 6th season with the Alberta World Cup Academy and my fourth season on the Canadian National Team.
I started skiing in the jackrabbits program in Whitehorse shuffling around the Mt. McIntyre trails without poles. As a kid I did many sports, luckily for me Whitehorse is a small town and my parents could handle driving me to my various games and classes. By the time I was ten I had pared my sports list down to soccer, orienteering, running, skiing and figure skating, just in time for me to start playing volleyball and basketball at school. Around this time something had to go so my short lived violin career ended along with my my figure skating career. I have competed at National Championships in four different sports, Skiing, Orienteering, Soccer and Basketball, but my true love was always in skiing, so over the past 6 years it has become my main focus with basketball and volleyball fit in when they can be.

I went to my first ski competition outside the Yukon when I was 9 years old and have been traveling and competing ever since then. My first experience at nationals was in 2009 in Duntroon Ontario. I remember it raining on my birthday something totally foreign to me (rain in March?). I have been at every Nationals since then and have even been aggregate champion twice for my category. This year was my seventh nationals where I brought my Nationals medal count up to 21.

In 2012 after my most successful ski season to that point I knew I wanted to pursue sport full time. I worked really hard in school for a few months and graduated valedictorian from my high school F. H Collins Secondary, then proceeded to move down to Canmore to start a new chapter of training. This was a big change after having lived in the same house for the first 18 years of my life, but I have loved every minute so far of pursuing skiing at the highest level possible.
My life as an athlete consists of training 6 days a week twice a day, taking correspondence university courses as I work towards a Bachelors of Commerce.

Over the past two seasons I have had my best international result, 15th at the World Junior Championships in Val di Fiemme Italy, I won my first NorAm, competed on the World Cup in Europe and most recently won my first Canadian National Championship senior title!
I have been living and training in Canmore for five years. Last season was my first full season racing on the World Cup. Highlights included scoring world cup points 4 times including my best World Cup result where I finished 15th at the Canmore World Cup in March 2016.

All my adventures from the past year are here on my blog so please read through my posts and continue to follow me throughout my season with the Canadian National Team and AWCA as I work towards my goals and dreams and compete at my first Olympic Winter Games in February 2018.

I would also like to take this chance to thank my parents, family, coaches, sponsors, friends, past and current teammates for being there to support me over the years. You guys are the reason I am where I am, Thank you all!!

-Dahria