Calgary, AB. (January 25, 2024) — Alpine Canada announced today the 15 athletes who will represent Canada at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship in Haute-Savoie, France from January 28th through February 3rd, 2024.

The 2024 Junior World team, supported by Sporting Life, is led by Britt Richardson (Canmore, AB) who is making her third appearance at Junior Worlds. The Canadian team is made up of 15 athletes, under the age for 21, who were selected using criteria that includes world ranking, world ranking by age, as well as performance in the Nor-Am Series. Five other athletes return from last year’s Junior Worlds team: Arianne Forget (Prévost, QC), Hemming Sola (Summerland, BC), Jesse Kertesz-Knight (Jasper, AB), Kyle Blandford (Oakville, ON) and Oscar Park (Calgary, AB).

“This group of young athletes have demonstrated some exceptional performances this season and this competition will serve as a great benchmarking opportunity against the world's best junior athletes,” said Jeff Thompson, VP Domestic Sport Programs & Events, Alpine Canada. “Congratulations to the athletes named to the team and to their coaches, clubs and families who support them on and off the snow every day.”

“Many of this group of athletes have been engaged in initiatives under the newly launched Project Excel program, designed to accelerate and elevate the performance to Canada’s high-performance athletes”.

*PTSO – Provincial / Territorial Sport Organization

**Heming Sola was selected but is unable to compete.

“Congratulations to all the skiers who will represent Canada on the global stage,” said Frederic Lecoq, Chief Marketing Officer of Sporting Life Group. “We're truly inspired by their journey and are proud to support them in achieving their goals."

Competition at the 2024 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships begins with the men’s and women’s downhill on Tuesday Jan 30th. To see the full FIS Junior World Ski Championship schedule please click here. Live timing will be provided by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Follow Canada’s Ski Team this season on Alpine Canada’s website, across our social media accounts and subscribe to our newsletter.

For more information or media inquiries please contact:

Mark Halliday
Alpine Canada
403 777 3204

About Sporting Life

Sporting Life Inc. ("Sporting Life") is Canada's premium sports and lifestyle retailer, operating 14 high end stores across Canada's largest cities. A store unlike any other, Sporting Life offers to equip Canadians with the best of everything they need to live their Sporting Life offering premium brands in outerwear, equipment and footwear from skiing and snowboarding to biking, hiking, running, tennis & more. There, you will find the most prestigious brands, products, and services to feel at your best for a life full of sports and style.

About Alpine Canada

Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community.


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