The Far Out Ones: Hadley Hammer

The Far Out Ones: Hadley Hammer

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The Far Out Ones: Hadley Hammer

See Hadley Hammer’s full Far Out Ones athlete feature at bit.ly/HadleyHammer. REI present Far Out, the new ski and snowboard film by Teton Gravity Research.

What most people don’t know about Hadley Hammer is that her professional ski career began just six years ago. The 31-year-old grew up figure skating and Nordic skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She would freeski for fun on the weekends, chasing her brothers who were more serious about the sport. In college, Hammer majored in hospitality and economics at the University of New Hampshire. When she was 25, with a goal of running her own hotel one day, Hammer moved back to Jackson to help manage the Amangani, a high-end luxury resort. She started working out at a local gym called Mountain Athlete where some friends eventually encouraged her to enter a freeskiing competition. She did, and she blew it—skiing her whole run in the backseat. But she had a lot of fun and wanted to see what her limits were. So naturally, she poured everything into skiing.

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