Calgary, AB. (Mar 16, 2024) — Canada’s women dominated today’s FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Veysonnaz (SUI) sweeping the podium with Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC) finishing first, Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, QC) second and India Sherret (Cranbrook, BC) in third. This is the second time Canadian women have swept a ski cross World Cup podium and the first time in 13 years with the last coming in March 2010.

Today’s result is Thompson’s fifth win in the last seven races and extends her lead at the top of the season standings with just two races left next week in Idre Fjäll (SWE).


“I’ve never been part of a podium sweep,” said a smiling Thompson. “I knew we had some good odds with the three of us in the big final and to share the podium with these two gals is very cool.”

“We are a super strong, competitively deep team,” added Phelan. “Tiana and Abby were right there today battling in the small final. That depth lifts the level every day we train and, in every race, because we know that any one of us could be on the podium on any given day.”

Canada’s women were not just all over the podium on a beautiful day in Veysonnaz with five Canadians placing in the top eight. Tiana Gairns (Prince George, BC), in her first race of the season returning from injury, won the small final to finish fifth and Abby McEwen (Edmonton, AB) finished eighth for her fourth top 10 this season.

With spring conditions over at the FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Saalbach (AUT), Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto, ON) raced to seventh place in the last women’s slalom race of the season. In her 50th World Cup start, Nullmeyer capped her best World Cup season with points in 10 out of the 11 races, to finish 11th in the season standings.

“I’m super happy to end the season on a high note,” said Nullmeyer. “My first run today was super solid, and I didn’t want to hold anything back on my second run and there were a couple of mistakes that cost me the chance to place a little higher.”

“I’m happy to end the season with another top 10 and already looking forward to next season. I’m healthy, feeling good about skiing, and grateful for all the support from the team.”

On the men’s side of ski cross in Veysonnaz, Carson Cook (Edmonton, AB) was the top Canadian in seventh place with Reece Howden (Chilliwack, BC) finishing 18th and Jared Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) 20th.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Alpine World Cup Finals continue in Saalbach (AUT) through Mar 24.

Para-alpine World Cup Finals are in Sella Nevea (ITA) Mar 21-25.

Ski cross World Cup Finals are in Idre Fjäll (SWE) Mar 22-23.

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