Cassidy Gray, a second-year athlete on the Canadian alpine team, 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 just 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 Canadian 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 (Italy). While not wearing the red and yellow, Cassidy skis for the University of Colorado, where she won the 2020/21 NCAA GS title.
In 2021/22, Gray will wear a helmet representing the Columbia Valley, where she has grown 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 and is designed by Trinda Cote, a member of the Shuswap Band.