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Two years to stardom

Talking with 17-year-old freeskier Dara Howell about her quick rise to the top

Updated: May 26, 2012, 1:14 PM ET
By Olivia Dwyer

At age 17, Dara Howell was the youngest woman at Winter X Games this year. A competitive figure skater until age 15, she switched her focus to freeskiing just two years ago when she joined the Muskoka Ski Club near her hometown of Hunstville, Ontario. Howell's meteoric rise to success this winter culminated with a bronze in Women's Ski Slopestyle at Winter X Games Tignes. After that, she got called up to the Canadian A team for slopestyle earlier this month. We caught up with Howell ...

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