Ski Cross Team continues their hunt for gold as the Cross Alps Tour Heads into Weekend #2
Calgary, AB (December 12, 2019) – After a hugely successful first weekend of World Cup racing, the Canadian Ski Cross Team aims to keep the winning ways going as they move on to Montafon, Austria and Arosa, Switzerland. Building on gold medals by both Kevin Drury (Toronto, ON) and Kris Mahler (Canmore, AB), a silver and bronze medal by Courtney Hoffos (Windermere, BC) and a bronze medal by India Sherret (Cranbrook, BC) the whole team looks to aim higher for the next two stops of the tour.
This weekend, in Montafon, Austria, Brady Leman, Kevin Drury, Chris Del Bosco, Kris Mahler, Zach Belczyk, Ned Ireland, Carson Cook, Marielle Thompson, Britt Phelan, Indian Sherret, Abby McEwan, Zoe Chore and Courtney Hoffos look to build on what has been an impressive start to the season. The Montafon course is one in which Canada has done very well in the past. Del Bosco won the race three times (2014, 2015, 2017) and Leman has come second twice (2012, 2016). On the women’s side Thompson has won the race twice (2015 and 2016). But with a season start that has seen Courtney Hoffos win two medals in two races the podium is anyone’s for the taking.
After Montafon the team heads east to Arosa, Austria for a night race where they will be joined by teammate Reece Howden who has been studying in Calgary, AB. The team’s experience on this track will come in handy as the Cross Alps Tour heads into its second week.
How To Watch
These races are not streamed or televised but live updates are provided here: https://www.fis-ski.com
Montafon, AUT – Dec. 14 - 5:00am EST
Arosa, SUI – Dec. 17 – 2:15pm EST
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