Who: Canadian alpine, ski cross and para-alpine teams.
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What’s at stake: The world ski championships take place every two years and bring together the best competitors from the World Cup circuit. The coveted title of world champion depends solely on an athlete’s performance at the event.
The alpine, para-alpine and ski cross world championships take place at three different venues and dates in the same year.
The last world ski championships took place in 2011 and Canadians took home 10 medals: three gold, two silver and five bronze.
Erik Guay won gold in alpine downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and Canada’s ski cross team won double gold in Deer Valley, Utah, with Chris Del Bosco on top the men’s podium and Kelsey Serwa grabbing top honours for the women; Canada’s Julia Murray took silver.
At the para-alpine world championships in Sestriere, Italy, Chris Williamson won a silver medal in super-G and three bronze (slalom, super combined and downhill). Karolina Wisniewska took two bronze medals in super combined and slalom.
Read more about Alpine Canada’s past world champions.
Quick fact: Chris Del Bosco made history in 2011 as the first Canadian man to win a world championship in ski cross. Read Chis Del Bosco's bio.
Get involved: Help put Canadian athletes on the podium, make a donation or join Alpine Canada's Podium Club.