Amelia Smart goes around a gate in a slalom ski race

Amelia Smart


Amelia Smart earned her first career top-10 finish on the World Cup circuit when she placed ninth in the slalom in Schladming, Austria in January 2022. It was one of three top-20 finishes she posted that month. Smart made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where she finished 27th in the slalom.

Smart had made her World Cup debut during the 2017-18 season and earned her first World Cup point that December in a parallel slalom race in Courchevel, France. Her next World Cup points would come almost a year later, also in Courchevel, as she broke into the top-30 in the slalom. She earned her first top-20 World Cup finish in January 2020, placing 17th in the slalom in Zagreb.

Smart represented Canada at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer where her top result was eighth place in the alpine combined. She competed at the FIS Junior World Championships in 2017 and 2019, earning a top result of seventh place in the slalom at the latter. That had come just four days after she competed at her first senior FIS World Championships.  

Smart began competing internationally on the Nor-Am Cup circuit in 2014-15. In 2016-17, she was the tour’s overall champion in giant slalom. In 2017-18, she was the overall champion in slalom. She has eight career Nor-Am Cup victories, six of which are in slalom. 

Smart competed collegiately for the University of Denver where she burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2018. She won the slalom and giant slalom gold medals at the NCAA Championships and as the Pioneers won the overall team title. She was named the Women’s Alpine Skier of the Year by the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association. She won the NCAA slalom title again as a senior in 2021. Smart ended her Pionners career as a five-time All-American and two-time All-Academic team selection.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Beijing 2022Skiing - AlpineSlalom - Women27

Notable International Results

Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 27th (SL)

Youth Olympic Winter Games: 2016 - 19th (SG), 19th (SL), DNF (GS), 8th (AC)

FIS World Championships: 2021 - 27th (SL); 2019 - 22nd (SL)

FIS World Junior Championships: 2019 - 7th (SL), DNF (GS); 2017 - 44th (SG), DNF (SL), DNF (GS), DNF (AC)