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Ben Thomsen


Thomsen’s emergence as a World Cup star would not have been possible without great perseverance and self-assurance. With no team, no coach, and no sponsors, he worked a series of construction and landscaping jobs to keep chasing his dream of joining the ranks of the elite. He had four top-20 World Cup and World Championship results in 2010-11 and got his reward when he was named to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in the spring of 2011. Technically gifted and known for being fearless, the Invermere, B.C. native seems to thrive on the world's most challenging courses. In February 2012, Thomsen announced his arrival as a major talent with a second-place finish at the World Cup downhill in Sochi, Russia. In late 2015, Thomsen placed 18th at the FIS World Championships in Vail/ Beaver Creek and looks to further improve his record through the coming seasons.

Top Results

2nd – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Sochi, RUS (2012)
5th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Chamonix, FRA (2012)
8th – Downhill – FIS World Cup – Saalbach, AUT (2015)

World Cup rankings

Overall: 81st
Downhill: 28th


Birth date: 25/08/1987
Birth place: Invermere, B.C.
Residence: Calgary, Alta.
Hometown: Invermere, B.C.
Ski club: Windermere
Made team: 2011
Sponsor: Scotia Wealth Management


Height: 5-7
Weight: 176 pounds
Skis: Head
Goggles: Oakley
Boots: Head
Poles: Swix
Helmet: POC


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