Ericsson Races to Third Podium in Three Days at FIS World Cup

Ericsson Races to Third Podium in Three Days at FIS World Cup

Calgary, AB. (Jan 24, 2024) — Kalle Ericsson (Kimberley, BC) and guide Sierra Smith (Ottawa, ON) continued their impressive World Cup debut with a third podium in three days at the FIS Para Alpine Ski World Cup at Veysonnaz (SUI). Racing slalom in the men visually impaired race category, the pair placed second today to go along with a second-place finish in yesterday’s giant slalom (GS) and a third place in Monday’s GS, their first World Cup race together.

Other Canadians competing today were Katie Combaluzier (Toronto, ON) who placed 4th in women’s sitting and Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB) who placed sixth in men’s sitting. This World Cup stop in Veysonnaz wraps up tomorrow with a super-G.

Canada’s alpine men raced slalom at today’s Night race at the FIS Ski World Cup in Schladming (AUT) and Justin Alkier (Toronto, ON) didn’t advance to the second run, while Erik Read (Canmore, AB) and Asher Jordan (North Vancouver, BC) did not finish their first run.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Para-alpine wraps-up in Veysonnaz (SUI) with a super-G on Jan 25.

Women’s alpine race DH and SG in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) Jan 26 through 28.

Ski cross is in St. Moritz (SUI) for a race on Jan 28.

Men’s alpine race two SGs in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) Jan 27 and 29.

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