Growing up in Jackson, WY, Hadley was brought up in the mountains, spending all her time chasing her brothers around the Tetons. As college approached, Hadley recognized the benefits of a formal career outside of her mountain life though and and headed east for a B.A in Hospitality and Economics. After a few years working in the urban hotel world, she recognized a key component missing and headed back to her mountain base to achieve a greater balance between career and lifestyle. Cultivated by rock climbing and skiing before she could even walk, balance is the name of her game and now manifests itself in her big mountain skiing pursuits and complimentary lifestyle. With a desire for progression, Hadley has made a name for herself as a talented freeskier. After focusing on competition freeskiing as a competitor on the Freeride World Tour, Hammer shifted her attention to spend more time charging big lines and going on film expeditions to remote objectives. The result? She became the only woman and second skier to have ever dropped in on ‘Corrugated’, the forbidding wall of spines in the Alaska/BC backcountry. And that was her first time skiing spines. To top it off, she’s also a sommelier, gourmet chef, and unrepentant bookworm.