Calgary, Alta. (June 11, 2020) – As we enter our 100th season, Alpine Canada is proud to name 18 athletes to the 2020-21 Canadian Ski Cross Team. The team, which is made up entirely of returning athletes looks to build on a stellar last season which saw them win the overall Nations Cup and team veteran Kevin Drury bring home the crystal globe.
Athlete nominations to the team are based on meeting nomination criteria. The Canadian Ski Cross Teamnominations guidelines are available at AlpineCanada.org.
2020-21 Canadian Ski Cross Team
Zach Belczyk (Banff, AB/Sunshine Ski Club and Alberta Ski Cross)
Zoe Chore (Cranbrook, BC/Kimberley Alpine Ski Club)
Carson Cook (Edmonton, AB/Snow Valley Ski Club)
Chris Del Bosco (Vail, CO and Montréal, QC/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail)
Kevin Drury (Toronto, ON/Georgian Peaks Ski Club)
Tiana Gairns (Prince George, BC/ Prince George Ski Club)
Courtney Hoffos (Windermere, BC/Windermere Ski Club)
Reece Howden (Cultus Lake, BC/Apex Ski Club)
Brady Leman (Calgary, AB)/Calgary Alpine Racing Club)
Kris Mahler (Canmore, AB/Craigleith Ski Club)
Abby McEwen (Edmonton, AB)/Sunridge Ski Club)
Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, QC/Club de Ski Mont-Tremblant)
Gavin Rowell (Prince George, BC/Prince George Ski Club)
India Sherret (Cranbrook, BC/Kimberley Alpine Team)
Hannah Schmidt (Ottawa, ON/ Club de Ski Mont-Tremblant)
Jared Schmidt (Ottawa, ON/Club de Ski Mont-Tremblant)
Antoinette (Annie) Tansley (Calgary, AB/Grouse Moutan Tyee Ski Club and Alberta Ski Cross)
Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC/Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
The Canadian Ski Cross Team will once again be supported by High-Performance Director Dave Ellis, while Stanley Hayer returns as the World Cup team head coach.
“This is an exciting time for the Canadian Ski Cross Team as we look to build on an amazing 2019-20,” said Ellis. “Going into a World Championship year we want to continue to evolve as a team, lead the world in the sport, build up our younger athletes and support our veterans to continue to be the best in the world. It is a good time for the Canadian Ski Cross Team and we cannot wait to get back onto snow, doing what we love.”
Alpine Canada continues to focus on the safety and health of our athletes and monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic closely. At this time, it is unclear what impact this global situation could have on the 2020-21 Ski Cross season.
The Canadian Ski Cross Team will be formally introduced in the fall.
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