Became the youngest skier to win the Finnish alpine ski championship after she took a gold medal at the 1977 women's slalom at the age of 14.
She began racing professionally in 1975 when she was just 12 years old.
She died after falling down a crevasse while skiing in Austria.
She was born and raised in Rovaniemi, Finland.
She and fellow skier Sarah Burke both died during accidents at the peaks of their careers.