In her first year of ski cross racing, India Sherret represented Canada at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck where she finished fourth. In 2012-13, she was the overall Nor-Am Cup champion for ski cross and in 2015 she was crowned world junior champion. But throughout that success, Sherret was struggling with bulimia nervosa, which she developed when she was 15. After four years of keeping it to herself, she decided to take the 2015-16 season away from skiing to receive proper treatment for her eating disorder. She returned happier and healthier, both physically and mentally, and won her first event back on the Nor-Am Cup circuit en route to another overall title.
She made her world championship debut in 2017, advancing to the quarterfinals despite a crash in training that left her with sprains and bruises. Although she competed in three World Cup events in February 2017, Sherret joined the circuit full time for the 2017-18 season. She broke through for her first World Cup podium in January 2018 when she finished third in Idre Fjall, Sweden.
A little more about India…
Getting into the Sport: Was first on cross-country skis before she even heard about alpine racing; was always a kid who built jumps to hit with her cross-country skis… Started ski racing at age 10 and entered her first ski cross race at age 13 before fully switching over at age 15… Outside Interests: Enjoys sketching landscapes of the places she visits; also expresses creativity through refinishing furniture and ceramics… When at home tries to go backcountry skiing as often as possible and is happiest when she’s outside in the mountains doing rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking… Has a full-time summer job with a local painting contractor and is considering completing her painter and decorator apprenticeship, a degree in interior design, or going to university to pursue a degree in wildlife biology… Odds and Ends: Clara Hughes is one of her biggest inspirations; after reading her book, it helped her decide to put herself first and take a season away from competition; now volunteers with local schools to raise awareness of eating disorders and other mental illnesses… Has a postcard collection waiting to be turned into a mural…
Notable International Results
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 11th
FIS World Junior Championships: 2015 – GOLD; 2013 – 8th; 2012 – 8th
Youth Olympic Games: 2012 – 4th