Part of a group of talented young male technical Canadian skiers trying to establish themselves at the highest level, Zaitsoff made his World Cup debut in Adelboden, Switzerland, in January 2011. He made four World Cup starts in 2012-13 and competed at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. Zaitsoff, who was born in Edmonton, Alta., and lives in Queens Bay, B.C., was second in slalom at the 2013 Canadian championships.
2nd - Slalom - Canadian Championships - Whistler, B.C. (2013)
2nd – Giant slalom – Nor-Am Cup – Vail, USA (2013)
4th – Giant slalom – Nor-Am Cup – Panorama, B.C. (2012)
Nor-Am Cup rankings
Giant slalom: 8th
Super combined: 8th
Queens Bay, B.C.
Queens Bay, B.C.
|Ski club:||Red Mountain Racers|
Best moment in ski racing: Racing the Adelboden (Switzerland) World Cup slalom (in 2011).
Worst moment in ski racing: Hitting the nets in Panorama while training super-G three years ago. Pulling out three lengths of B-net and breaking 10 poles.
What one thing would you change about ski racing? If it was up to me I would air all the World Cups live on TV.
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Aksel Lund Svindal, of Norway.
On your iPod: Stan Rogers.
Favourite movie: Blazing Saddles. It never gets old. I've seen it a hundred times and still laugh.
Hockey team: Vancouver Canucks. Cause I'm from B.C.
Something no-one knows about you: I used to sing in choir.
Favourite activities other than skiing: Spear fishing.
Superstitions: I always wear the same ski socks. Even if I packed six pairs.
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? Matt Damon.
What’s a talent you wish you had? I wish I could do magic.
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? Cyclist.
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: Jan Hudec racing in his blonde wig and Mickey Mouse jacket at spring series.
Describe yourself in three words: Tall, dark and handsome.
2nd - Slalom - Whistler, B.C. (2013)
2nd - Giant slalom - Vail, USA (Feb. 2013)
Finishes in the top 10
6th - Slalom - Calgary, Alta. (March 2013)
9th - Slalom - Calgary, Alta. (March 2013)
7th - Super combined - Nakiska, Alta. (March 2013)
6th - Slalom - Vail, USA (Feb. 2013)
4th - Slalom - Vail, USA (Feb. 2013)
7th – Super combined – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
4th – Giant slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
4th – Slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
7th – Slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2012)
9th – Slalom – Mont Ste Anne, Que. (March 2012)
10th – Giant slalom – Stowe, USA (March 2012)
9th – Giant slalom – Vail, USA (Feb. 2012)
8th – Super combined – Whistler, B.C. (March 2011)
4th – Super-G – Whistler, B.C. (March 2011)
10th – Slalom – Whistler, B.C. (March 2011)
5th – Slalom – Val St. Come, Que. (Jan. 2011)
6th – Slalom – Val St. Come, Que. (Jan. 2011)
6th – Slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2010)
6th – Super-G – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2010)
4th – Super combined – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2010)
8th – Super-G – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2010)
10th – Super combined – Aspen, USA (Feb. 2010)