As part of an outstanding 2014-15 season, Teal Harle won gold in slopestyle and big air at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George. Internationally, the highlight was a silver medal at the Dumont Cup, a platinum event on the Association of Freeskiing Professionals World Tour, where he shared the podium with experienced X Games medallists Bobby Brown and James Woods.
Harle was named to the national team that summer. He competed in his first FIS World Cup event in Silvaplana, Switzerland in March 2015. Two years later he stood atop the podium there with his first World Cup medal. He had learned a new trick for the last rail feature and performed it cleanly in both of his final runs. Harle claimed a second World Cup victory on January 21, 2018 at Mammoth Mountain, California. That came just ahead of his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018 where he finished fifth in slopestyle with a final run that left him just 2.40 points shy of the podium. He capped the 2017-18 season by winning his first big air World Cup medal, a bronze, in Quebec City.
Harle would next stand on a World Cup podium in December 2019 when he won big air silver at the Big Air Shougang in Beijing, the venue for the event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. A week later, he won big air bronze in Atlanta. He won his sixth career World Cup medal in October 2021, taking big air silver in Chur, Switzerland. He competed in big air and slopestyle during his second Olympic appearance at Beijing 2022.
Harle has represented Canada at three FIS World Championships in 2017, 2019 and 2021. He’s been competing at the Winter X Games since 2018 and won his first medal in 2022, taking big air bronze in Aspen.
A Little More About Teal
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing in the Nancy Greene program at age 6… Learned about freestyle skiing when he was 9 and joined a local club the next year… At his first competition when he was 12, he finished last in every event… Outside Interests: Works as a steelhead fly fishing guide in B.C. during the summer… Enjoys trout fishing, camping, skateboarding… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Life’s short. Stunt it.” – Rod Kimble…
|PyeongChang 2018||Skiing - Freestyle||Slopestyle - Men||5|
|Beijing 2022||Skiing - Freestyle||Big Air - Men||31|
|Beijing 2022||Skiing - Freestyle||Slopestyle - Men||26|
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 31st (BA), 26th (SS); 2018 - 5th (SS)
FIS World Championships: 2021 - 18th (SS), 13th (BA); 2019 - 42nd (SS), 20th (BA); 2017 - 13th (SS)
Winter X Games: 2022 - BRONZE (BA); 2020 - 11th (SS), 12th (BA); 2019 - 17th (SS); 2018 - 19th (SS)