Canada’s world-leading ski racers available to discuss record-breaking season


Thursday, April 4th (4:30 to 5:30pm PST) 
Porsche Centre Vancouver (688 Terminal Ave.)  

Please RSVP by sending an email to Judy Black:  


VANCOUVER, BC (April 2, 2024) – Fresh off winning the pinnacle award in ski racing, the Crystal Globe, Marielle Thompson is back on home soil alongside an impressive roster of her podium-winning teammates to celebrate a record-setting season and to launch a new fundraising initiative in support of ski racing in British Columbia. 

Thompson, of Whistler, B.C., earned her fourth Crystal Globe (awarded by the International Ski Federation [FIS] to the overall World Cup winner) after scorching the back half of the ski season, winning the last four ski cross races. She is now tied for first all-time in FIS season titles to go along with 31 World Cup victories and 67 podiums. Thompson, who grew up racing with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, is also the 2019 world champion, Olympic champion from the Sochi 2018 Games and Olympic silver medalist from the Beijing 2022 Games.   

The Canadian ski cross team recently claimed its third consecutive Nations Cup title, and the seventh in nine years. Canada has won 11 out of 17 total Nations Cups. Other CANskiteam athletes will be at the event, including world championship medalist Cameron Alexander, two-time ski cross Crystal Globe winner Reece Howden and two time Paralympic medalist and eight-time Paralympic medalist Mollie Jepsen. See the full list below.

The CANskiteam athletes will also be helping launch a fundraising initiative “Driven to Win”, organized by Alpine Canada and BC Alpine to support provincial and national level ski racers in BC. The car raffle features a grand prize 2024 Porsche Cayenne AWD vehicle valued at $126,000. Click here for more.  

Net proceeds will be directed to support alpine ski racing programming in British Columbia. 


  • Marielle Thompson: Overall World Cup winner. Six wins, eight podiums in 2023-24. 
  • Cameron Alexander: World championships bronze medalist, three-time World Cup medalist (two in 2023-24). 
  • Reece Howden: Two-time Crystal Globe winner, two World Cup wins (5 podiums) in 2023-24 and second overall.  
  • Alexis Guimond: Two-time Paralympic medalist, finished on the podium in eight straight World Cup races this season  
  • Mollie Jepsen: Eight-time paralympic medallist including two gold medals. 
  • Robbie Dixon (alumni): Three-time Olympian; 11 top 10 World Cup finishes. 


  • Therese Brisson, CEO, Alpine Canada Alpin 
  • Anders Hestdalen, CEO, BC Alpine Ski Association 

Photo and interview opportunities: 

  • All athletes and VIPs listed above will be in attendance. 
  • Custom Porsche Cayenne AWD in the Porsche Vancouver showroom. 

About Alpine Canada 
Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance, and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration, and growth in the ski community. 

About BC Alpine Ski Association  
The mandate for BC Alpine is to lead and govern the sport of alpine ski racing in BC, to provide leadership and structure for our clubs to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. 

** PHOTOS: Please credit Alpine Canada/GEPA for all photos. Higher resolution images available upon request at the contacts below.

For more information or media inquiries please contact: 

Gordie Bowles, BC Alpine 
778 836 7700 

Mark Halliday, Alpine Canada Alpin  

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