Cameron Alexander Podiums in Men’s World Cup Downhill - Grenier 4th in Women’s Giant Slalom

Cameron Alexander Podiums in Men’s World Cup Downhill - Grenier 4th in Women’s Giant Slalom

Calgary, AB. (Dec 28, 2023) — Canada’s Cameron Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) raced to third place today at the FIS Ski World Cup men’s downhill in Bormio, Italy. This is Alexander’s second career World Cup downhill podium, his first being a win in Kvitfjell (NOR) in March of 2022, he also won bronze in the downhill at last year’s World Championships.

Also, today Valérie Grenier (St. Isidore, ON) put together two good runs to take fourth at the FIS Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom in Lienz, Austria. Grenier has placed in the top eight in all five-giant slalom (GS) races this season, and in the top 15 in the last 12 GSs over the last calendar year.

“Fourth place stings a little because you are so close to the podium, but it was a good day,” said a grinning Grenier. “I struggled on the first run like a lot of people, but I am very happy with my second run. It was a super fun run; I was really going for it, and it felt good to be in the leader’s chair for a bit. I’m feeling confident in my skiing the last few months, I feel that I can recover from my mistakes and that confidence is helping me be consistent.”

On the Stelvio course, one of the most challenging downhill races of the season, Alexander was fifth out of the gate and stood second until the next racer bumped him to third. From there Alexander watched 52 other racers try to knock him off the podium. 

“It feels really good to be able to get a podium on a track like this,” said a smiling Alexander. “This track is such a battle and a fight the whole way down it’s rewarding to stand on the podium here. It’s been a strong start to the season and that’s really thanks to the great prep the team has had. We are all really pushing each other super hard and we’re ready to continue skiing fast.”

James Crawford (Toronto, ON) took eighth today for his fourth top eight in four speed events this season. Brodie Seger (North Vancouver, BC) finished 46th and Jeffrey Read (Canmore, AB) was 51st. Kyle Alexander (North Vancouver, BC) did not start today’s race.

Other Canadian women racing in Lienz (AUT) were Cassidy Gray (Panorama, BC) who finished 41st and didn’t advance to the second run, while Britt Richardson (Canmore, AB) and Sarah Bennett (Stoneham, QC) didn’t finish the first run.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Men’s speed race SG in Bormio (ITA) on Dec 29.

Women’s tech race SL in Lienz (AUT) on Dec 29.

Ski cross race at home in Nakiska, Alberta, Jan 20 and 21.

Para-alpine’s next race in Veysonnaz (SUI) Jan 22 through 25.

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 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.


© 2024 Alpine CanadaSite by They

Search Our Site