Cassidy Gray launched herself into ski racing’s elite in 2020-21, when she made her World Cup debut in Kranjska Gora, SLO as a 19-year-old. In her second World Cup race, the Invermere, BC native claimed her first world cup points with a 26th-place finish in the giant slalom.
“Cass,” as she goes by, continued her stellar world cup debut season with another Top-30 result in Jasna, SVK, leading her to a 52nd rank in the World Cup GS standings as a first-year skier. In addition to world cup results, Cassidy finished 23rd in the World Championship GS in Cortina D’Ampezzo, ITA.
In 2021, Gray skied with the University of Colorado Buffalos, where she won the NCAA giant slalom title, while also being named an all-American, as her team went on to win the national championship.
Then, in 2021-22, she added a World Junior Championship gold medal to her collection of accolades as Team Canada topped the team competition on her home slopes of Panorama B.C, while also making her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022.
Gray wears a helmet representing the Columbia Valley, where she grew up. The Valley is on the unseeded territory of the Secwépemc, Ktunaxa, and Niitsitapi people, three bands that have been supportive throughout her childhood. Her helmet features a salmon, designed by Trinda Cote, a member of the Shuswap Band.