Conrad was named to the national team after a solid 2011-12 season that saw the native of Whistler, B.C., record his first top-30 World Cup result with a 25th-place finish in downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He made five World Cup starts in 2012-13 and had one top-30 finish. When he's not skiing, Conrad enjoys playing guitar, mountain biking and surfing.
25th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (2012)
1st – Downhill – Nor-Am Cup – Apex, B.C. (2013)
1st – Downhill – Nor-Am Cup – Aspen, USA (2012)
World Cup rankings (2011-12)
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Nickname: Connie, The Rad
Best moment in ski racing: Stopping in the finish in Garmisch (Germany) last season and seeing I was in 25th.
Worst moment in ski racing: A week after getting home from Europe two seasons ago when I started looking into schools . . .
What one thing would you change about ski racing? Not the skis.
Best World Cup stop: So far, I’d say Kitzbühel (Austria).
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Right now, Ben Thomsen. We came up through the ranks together so to see him get to the top the way he has over the last few seasons is a big inspiration for me.
On your iPod: Rock ’n’ roll baby!
Favourite movie: Just one?
Hockey team (and why): Vancouver Canucks (because I have to)
Goals for 2012-13 season: Finish the season ranked in the top 30 World Cup downhill standings.
Something no-one knows about you: I’m actually a pretty nice guy.
Favourite activities other than skiing: Mountain biking, surfing, recreational-level sports, BBQs
Superstitions: I try not to step on any cracks when I walk down the sidewalk.
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? 1965 Sean Connery
What’s a talent you wish you had? Learning languages
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? Front man in a struggling rock band
Describe yourself in three words: Mobile, agile, hostile
Finishes in the top 30
25th – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Jan. 2012)
1st - Downhill - Apex, B.C. (Feb. 2013)
2nd - Super-G - Apex, B.C. (Feb. 2013)
3rd - Downhill - Aspen, USA (Feb. 2012)
1st - Downhill - Aspen, USA (Feb. 2012)