Freestyle skier retires

By QMI Agency

Aerialist Kyle Nissen, a two-time Olympian, is retiring from skiing.

After 10 years on the national frestyle ski team and 12 World Cup medals, Nissen has taken an office desk job for the summer and is set to attend the University of Calgary in September.

Before the Vancouver Olympics, Nissen was anticipating skiing one more season but a disappointing fifth-place finish at the Games sucked the enthusiasm out of him.

“I haven’t been missing the jumping at all, the Games left a valley in my desire to ski," he said. "I wanted to see if once the pain of the Games wore off my desire would come back. It hasn’t.”