The Canadian Alpine Ski Team

In 1956, Lucile Wheeler took Canada’s first Olympic medal, and ever since the Canadian Alpine Ski Team athletes have proved their speed and strength.

Team Canada has won 10 Olympic and 91 Paralympic medals. Daring racing skills coupled with courage and excellent technique has earned these athletes such nicknames as the Crazy Canucks and the Canadian Cowboys.

Check out the Sochi 2014 Alpine Skiing Team

Looking ahead to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, there are high hopes that the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, led by two-time Olympian Erik Guay, will be back on the podium.  Guay, the Canadian record-holder with 21 World Cup podium finishes, will be joined by equal two-time Olympian Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Vancouver 2010 medallist Jan Hudec.

The women’s alpine skiing roster for Sochi 2014 consists of Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Brittany Phelan and Larisa Yurkiw.

Take a look at where Canada’s 2014 Alpine Skiing athletes call home