Erik Guay

Alpine

Guay, of Mont-Tremblant, Que., made history this season when he tied and then broke Crazy Canuck Steve Podborski's Canadian record for World Cup podiums. He currently has 22 after winning the downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway. Guay, the most decorated Canadian alpine World Cup racer of all time, is also the 2011 world downhill champion and 2010 super-G Crystal Globe winner. At the 2010 Olympics, Guay was just 0.03 seconds away from a podium in the super-G, finishing fifth. He was 10th in downhill at the 2014 Olympics. Outside skiing, Guay is a proud husband and father, a motor racing enthusiast and a keen hockey player and Canadiens fan.

 
 
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Top Results

World champion – Downhill (2011)
World Cup Crystal Globe - Super-G (2010)
22 World Cup podiums

World Cup standings

(2013-14)
Overall: 13th
Downhill: 3rd
Super-G: 21st

Birth date: 05/08/1981
Birth place:
Montreal, Que.
Residence:
Mont-Tremblant, Que.
Hometown:
Mont-Tremblant, Que.
Ski club: Mont Tremblant Ski Club
Made team: 1998
Sponsor: Red Bull, Audi, Mont-Tremblant, Adidas, Sport Chek
Height: 5-11
Weight: 201 pounds
Skis: Atomic
Boots: Atomic
Poles: Leki
Helmet: Dainese
Goggles: Oakley

First memory of skiing:  I remember getting dropped off at the hill by my parents and just skiing all day.

Best moment in ski racing: There have been a couple, but probably the world championships in 2011 when I won the downhill title in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Worst moment in ski racing: That would be Val Gardena, Italy, when I blew my knee up.

What is your Olympic dream? Gold medal, baby!

If you could listen to one song before leaving the start gate, what would it be? 'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.

If you could bring any three people in the world - living or from the past - to one of your races, who would they be? My mom and dad and my wife – my family.

Hidden talent: I'm a good juggler!

If you had just one day left to live, how would you spend it? I would spend it skiing – probably powder skiing in Alaska.

If you could own a business or be trained in any career other than ski racing, what would you choose? Car racing.

When I’m not skiing, you can probably find me: In the gym, or rehabbing – fixing things I broke while skiing.

What’s the best thing about your hometown? Everything.

Name the most surprising thing in your suitcase when you’re on the road: I really don't have anything surprising. Maybe rubber bands, which I use around my ankles as part of my warm-up.

Describe your favourite thing to eat or drink during race season: Kaiserschmarrn – kind of like pancakes with a dusting of sugar – from Austria.

If you could design your own World Cup spot anywhere in the world, where would it be? It would be in Whistler, B.C. – without the weather.

Where is your favourite place to race or train? Kitzbühel, Austria. The whole vibe there is amazing.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to slow down time.

If you could build your dream home anywhere in the world, where would it be? It would be on the side of the hill so I could ski in and ski out.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a teammate do while on the road? I've seen Manny (Osborne-Paradis) coming back from the Londoner (famous pub in Kitzbühel) once wearing six coats and no pants.

Who is someone you admire in sport? I admire any athlete who is at the top of their sport.

Podiums
1st - Downhill - Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2014)
3rd – Downhill – Bormio, ITA (Dec. 2013)
1st - Downhill - Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2013)
2nd - Downhill - Kitzbühel, AUT (Jan. 2013)
3rd – Downhill – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2012)
3rd – Downhill – Chamonix, FRA (Feb. 2012)
2nd – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Jan. 2012)
2nd – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2011)
3rd – Super-G – Val Gardena-Groeden (Dec. 2010)
1st – Super-G – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (March 2010)
3rd – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (March 2010)
1st – Super-G – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2010)
3rd – Downhill – Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2008)
3rd – Super-G – Lenzerheide, SUI (March 2007)
2nd – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2007)
1st – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2007)
3rd – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2007)
2nd – Downhill – Val d’Isere, FRA (Jan. 2007)
3rd – Downhill – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2005)
2nd – Super-G – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2005)
2nd – Super-G – Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2005)
2nd – Downhill – Lake Louise, Alta. (Nov. 2003)

Finishes in the top 10
9th - Super G - Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2014)
4th - Downhill - Kvitfjell, NOR (Feb. 2014)
6th – Super-G – Val Garden-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2013)
8th - Downhill - Lake Louise, CAN (Nov. 2013)
5th - Super-G - Kitzbühel, AUT (Jan. 2013)
4th - Downhill - Wengen, SUI (Jan. 2013)
6th – Downhill – Lake Louise, Alta. (Nov. 2012)
9th – Super-G – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2012)
9th – Super-G – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2012)
4th – Downhill – Chamonix, FRA (Feb. 2012)
8th – Downhill – Wengen, SUI (Jan. 2012)
4th – Downhill – Bormio, ITA (Dec. 2011)
7th - Super-G - Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2011)
6th - Super-G - Lake Louise, CAN (Nov. 2011)
9th – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2010)
5th – Super-G – Kitzbuehel, AUT (Jan. 2010)
7th – Super-G – Val Garden-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2009)
4th – Super-G – Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 2009)
9th- Super-G – Are, SWE (March 2009)
5th – Downhill – Are, SWE (March 2009)
9th – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2009)
10th – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2009)
6th – Downhill – Bormio, ITA (Dec. 2008)
5th – Downhill -  Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2008)
7th – Super-G – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2008)
7th – Super-G – Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 2008)
10th – Downhill – Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 2008)
6th – Super-G – Bormio, ITA (March 2008)
7th – Super-G – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2008)
7th – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2008)
4th – Super-G – Whistler, B.C. (Feb. 2008)
9th – Downhill – Kitzbuehel, AUT (Jan. 2008)
8th – Downhill – Bormio, ITA (Dec. 2007)
4th – Downhill – Val Gardena-Groeden (Dec. 2007)
5th – Super-G – Val Gardena-Groeden (Dec. 2007)
5th – Super-G – Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 2007)
10th – Downhill – Bormio, ITA (Dec. 2006)
6th – Super-G – Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 2006)
5th – Downhill – Kitzbuehel, AUT (Jan. 2006)
7th – Downhill – Val d’Isere, FRA (Dec. 2005)
6th – Downhill – Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2005)
6th – Super-G – Lenzerheide, SUI (March 2005)
9th – Downhill – Lenzerheide, SUI (March 2005)
6th – Super-G – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2005)
9th – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2005)
6th – Super-G – Lake Louise, AB (Nov. 2003)
10th – Super-G – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2003)

2014 Olympic Winter Games - Sochi, RUS
DSQ - Super-G
10th - Downhill 

2010 Olympic Winter Games - Vancouver, B.C.
5th - Super-G
5th - Downhill
16th - Giant Slalom

2006 Olympic Winter Games - Turin, ITA
4th - Super-G

Canadian championships
Canadian champion – Super-G – Nakiska, Alta. (March 2010)
Canadian champion – Giant slalom – Whistler, B.C. (March 2008)
Canadian champion – Downhill – Whistler, B.C. (March 2007)
Canadian champion – Giant slalom – Whistler, B.C. (March 2007)
Canadian champion – Super-G – Whistler, B.C. (March 2003)
Canadian champion – Downhill – Whistler, B.C. (March 2002)
Canadian champion – Super-G – Whistler, B.C. (March 2002)
Canadian champion – Combined – Whistler, B.C. (March 2002)

FIS World Ski Championships
23rd - Super-G - Schladming, AUT (Feb. 2013)
1st – Downhill – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2011)
19th – Super-G – Val d’Isere, FRA (Feb. 2009)
4th – Downhill – Are, SWE (Feb. 2007)
6th – Super-G – Are, SWE (Feb. 2007)
19th – Super-G – Bormio, ITA (Feb. 2005)
22nd – Downhil – Bormio, ITA (Feb. 2005)
6th – Downhill – St. Moritz, SUI (Feb. 2003)
6th – Super-G – St. Moritz, SUI (Feb. 2003)
17th – Combined – St. Moritz, SUI (Feb. 2003)

Nor-Am Cup
2002 men's downhill champion