Calgary, Alta. (March 22. 2024) — Alpine Canada announced today the six athletes selected to represent Canada at the FIS Ski Cross Junior World Championships next month in Idre Fjäll (SWE).

The 2024 Junior World team, supported by Sporting Life, is led by three athletes returning from the 2023 Junior World team. Emeline Bennett (Whistler, BC) will be defending her World Junior title after winning last year in Passo San Pellegrino (ITA). Also returning are Konnor Kimball (Edmonton, AB) who won the small final at last year’s Junior Worlds, and Nicholas Katrusiak (Whistler, BC) who combined with Bennett to finish second in the team event.

“I am very happy for this group of athletes and I’m excited for them to have the opportunity to compete against the world’s best,” said Dave Ellis, Alpine Canada’s High-Performance Director, Ski Cross. “Some of this group experienced this event last year and that should help the whole team embrace the competition. A huge congrats to the families, friends and clubs behind the success of these young athletes.”

The 2024 Junior Worlds team is made up of three men and three women who qualified for the team through a selection criteria that considers world ranking, world ranking by age, as well as performance in the Nor-Am Series.


Coaches: Stanley Hayer and Kya Fairley 

Ski Technicians: Zach Flynn and Nejc Vrhovnik

Physiotherapist: Cameron Gant 

"Congratulations to all the skiers who will represent Canada during the Ski Cross World Juniors" said Frederick Lecoq, Chief Marketing Officer of Sporting Life. " We're proud to support their journey to the world's biggest ski stage." 

The FIS Ski Cross Junior World Championships take place April 14 and 15 in Idre Fjäll (SWE). To see the full schedule please click here

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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. 


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