Justin Alkier is set to enter his first full season with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, having had a cup of coffee on the World Cup stage since making his debut in 2021 in Schladming, AUT. The 24-year-old out of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club has skied with the Ontario Ski Team for several years. After graduating high school, Alkier skied at Middlebury College in Vermont but left early in his third year to ski in Europe as NCAA racing went on hiatus due to COVID-19. With his results in the Europa Cup, he was able to push into the World Cup picture and now has four World Cup starts to his name.
In his youth career, he competed for Canada at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games, playing a role on the 4th place Canadian group in the Team Parallel event. The native of Toronto, ON, is the reigning Canadian national champion in giant slalom, winning that title in Kimberley, B.C., while also taking home the national silver medal in slalom at the same event. With experience on the Nor-Am, Europa, and NCAA circuits, as well as the World Pro Ski Tour, Alkier hopes to become a regular World Cup starter in 2023-24.
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