Cassidy Gray has quickly established herself as one of the top members of Canada’s Alpine Ski Team and continued to develop as an athlete as she heads into the 2023-24 season, her fourth on the World Cup stage.
The Invermere, BC native made her World Cup debut as a 19-year-old and quickly turned heads, earning points in her second World Cup race with a 26th-place finish in the giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, SLO. “Cass,” as she goes by, continued her stellar World Cup debut season with another Top-30 result in Jasná, 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 2021-22, then skiing with the University of Colorado Buffalos, Gray won the NCAA giant slalom title and 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.
After making her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022, Gray spent significant time on the Nor-Am Cup circuit in 2022-23, finishing second overall while winning the giant slalom Nor-Am title. Having raced and trained in speed events, the now 22-year-old will also consider expanding her World Cup schedule in 2023-24.
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 some salmon, designed by Trinda Cote, a member of the Shuswap Band.
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