Calgary, AB. (Feb 25th, 2024) — Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, QC) won her first career World Cup race today at the FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Reiteralm (AUT). In a career that now counts 17 World Cup podiums, this is the 32-year-old Phelan’s first victory and comes in her 105th World Cup start, 71 in ski cross and 34 on the alpine circuit.

Continuing to deal with the effects of a heavy snowfall that caused the cancellation of yesterday’s women’s race, the athletes competed today under a blue sky on the feature filled course. With today’s win Phelan jumps into third place in the season standings with just three more World Cup races on the calendar.

“It feels awesome to finally get the win today, it’s been a long time coming,” said a smiling Phelan. “It’s about time, this is my 17th World Cup podium and it’s been a bit of a joke that I’m always the bridesmaid and never the bride, so to cross that line in first and to get the win feels amazing!”

“I love this track,” added Phelan. “It was a little slower today with the fresh snow and awesome that they were able to get the race in. It’s a bigger track with lots of technical and tactical aspects and I love putting the puzzle together.”


Two other Canadian women raced today with India Sherret (Cranbrook, BC) placing ninth and Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC) 13th. Thompson leads the season standings with a 22-point lead over second place.

On the men’s side, Reece Howden (Chilliwack, BC) finished 11th, Gavin Rowell (Prince George, BC) 17th, Jared Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) 21st and Carson Cook (Edmonton, AB) was 24th. Howden now has an 18-point lead in the season standings.

In other ski racing action today, the FIS Ski World Cup Men's Slalom goes later today in Palisades Tahoe (USA) and the FIS Ski World Cup Women's Super-G Val di Fassa (ITA) was cancelled.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Men’s alpine race 2xGS and SL in Aspen (USA) Mar 1-3.

Women’s alpine move to Kvitfjell (NOR) for a DH and SG March 2-3.

Ski cross head to Veysonnaz (SUI) for a race on Mar 16.

Para-alpine move to Hopfgarten, AUT and race SL on Feb. 27-28.

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