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Ben Thomsen


Thomsen’s emergence as a World Cup star would not have been possible without great perseverance and self-belief. With no team, no coach and no sponsors, he worked a series of construction and landscaping jobs to keep chasing his dream of joining the ranks of the elite. He had four top-20 World Cup and world championship results in 2010-11 and got his reward when he was named to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in the spring of 2011. Technically-gifted and known for being fearless, the Invermere, B.C., native seems to thrive on the world's most challenging courses. In February 2012, Thomsen announced his arrival as a major talent with a second-place finish in a World Cup downhill in Sochi, Russia.

Top Results

2nd – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Sochi, RUS (2012)
5th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Chamonix, FRA (2012)
8th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Saalbach, AUT (2015)

World Cup rankings

Overall: 73rd
Downhill: 25th


Birth date: 25/08/1987
Birth place: Invermere, B.C.
Residence: Calgary, Alta.
Hometown: Invermere, B.C.
Ski club: Windermere
Made team: 2011
Sponsor: ScotiaMcLeod


Height: 5-7
Weight: 176 pounds
Skis: Head
Goggles: Oakley
Boots: Head
Poles: Swix
Helmet: POC


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