Marie-Michèle Gagnon has been a member of the Canadian Ski Team since she was 18 years old, and in recent years has become one of the team leaders. “Mitch,” as many know her, has stood on the podium five times on the FIS World Cup tour, with a pair of Alpine Combined gold medals highlighting her career.
A multi-disciplined racer, Gagnon began focusing on speed events in 2017 but fell to injury in Lake Louise, Alberta. When she returned, she did not miss a beat, and between 2021 and 2022 hit her stride in speed with a third-place finish in Garmisch, GER, along with five other top-10 finishes. With her recent success in speed events, she also joins an elite group of ski racers who have managed a Top 5 finish in all five classic ski races: slalom, giant slalom, downhill, super-G and alpine combined. Outside of skiing, the Lac-Etchemin, QC, native is an outdoor junkie, who splits her time between mountain biking, ski touring, paddle boarding, surfing, hiking and other outdoor activities.
A three-time Olympian, Gagnon finished 8th in the downhill at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games, her best-ever result on the Olympic stage.