Calgary, Alta. (January 7, 2023) – Valérie Grenier (St. Isidore, ON) climbed to the best of the podium at right now’s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. In her ninetieth World Cup start, this was her first podium for Grenier, turning into a member of the race the place she led after her first run, and her quickest time in her second run as correctly. Recorded.

“What an amazing feeling! I’ve wished these days for thus prolonged and it’s a dream come true,” acknowledged a smiling Grenier. “I’m proud that I was able to keep it up in my second run and that I found a technique to win after profitable my first run. I am very fully comfortable that our group is correct right here and it was good gratifying to satisfy them on the top and rejoice with them.

Karin Harjo, Head Coach of the Canadian Ladies’s Alpine Ski Workforce, acknowledged: “That’s an unimaginable achievement that she has been able to acquire all via her career to this point. For the group, this reveals our sturdy dynamics. We push each other and really help each other.We work laborious collectively, play laborious collectively, actually really feel pleasure, and good points happen.”

Totally different Canadians who raced on a warmth overcast day at Kranjska have been Cassidy Gray (Imbermere, BC), Sarah Bennett (Stoneham, QC) and Britt Richardson (Canmore, AB). , no person superior to the second run.

That’s Canada’s first ladies’s World Cup massive slalom podium since 2006 and the first World Cup GS win since Canada’s Kathy Kleiner stood on the podium in 1974.

Within the meantime, the boys raced inside the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom on an excellent wanting, unseasonably warmth day in entrance of an enormous crowd in Adelboden, Switzerland. Eric Reed (Canmore, Alberta) was the best Canadian in his fifteenth place, whereas Trevor Phillips (Calgary, Alberta) accomplished his second quickest in his seventeenth. Liam Wallace (Calgary, AB), Riley Seger (North Vancouver, BC) and Asher Jordan (North Vancouver, BC) missed out on advancing to his second run.

subsequent race

Tomorrow, January eighth, the boys’s tech skiers will meet as soon as extra in Adelboden, Switzerland.

Adopted by a female technician tomorrow, January eighth, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

The lads’s velocity race resumes in Wengen, Switzerland, January 13-15.

The women’s velocity will occur on January 14th in St. Anton, Austria.

The para-alpine racers will return to rivals on the FIS Para-alpine Ski World Championships 2023 in Espot and La Molina, Spain from January 18th to thirtieth.

Ski cross is on hiatus from World Cup racing until January twentieth in Idre Fjäll, Sweden.


For additional data or media inquiries, please contact
Mark Halliday I 403-777-3204

About Alpine Canada
Alpine Canada is the governing physique for Canadian Alpine, Para-Alpine and Ski Cross racing and Canadian Ski Coaches, providing coaching, certification, insurance coverage protection and compliance with the Instructing Code of Conduct. With the help of priceless firm companions and donors, along with the Authorities of Canada, Private the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Instructing Affiliation, Alpine Canada develops and promotes Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup athletes. is rising. , inspiration and the enlargement of the ski group. In 2020/21 Alpine Canada celebrated her 100 years of rich customized in aggressive snowboarding in Canada.

By Editor

Leave a Reply