Valérie Grenier first came to international attention at the 2015 World Junior Championships when she won bronze in the giant slalom and posted a fifth-place finish in the downhill. One year later, she was a double medallist at the world juniors, taking gold in the downhill and silver in the super-G at just 19-years-old.
After making her World Cup debut in the Lake Louise super-G in December 2014, Grenier turned heads in January 2015 when she placed 13th in the St. Moritz super-G in just her third career World Cup start. She began competing on the elite international circuit fulltime in 2016-17. Prior to that, she spent most of her time on the Nor-Am Cup circuit, finishing second overall in 2015-16.
Grenier made her debut at the FIS World Championships in 2015, which was highlighted by a 19th place finish in the super-G, making her the top-ranked Canadian in the event.
A little more about Valérie…
Getting into the Sport: Loved skiing from the first time she tried on her brother’s ski equipment when she was two… When her parents tried to take off the equipment, she started crying so they enrolled her in lessons… Started competing at age 7 and made the Quebec provincial team at age 16… Two years later she was a member of the World Cup team… Outside Interests: Enjoys waterskiing, mountain and road biking, playing tennis, reading… Odds and Ends: Looked up to Melanie Turgeon when she was younger and wore a sticker with her picture on her helmet… Underwent surgery in 2016 for chronic exertional compartment syndrome in her shins and has had to learn how to strengthen and use other muscles in her legs…
Notable International Results
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 11th (AC), 32nd (DH), 33rd (SG), DNS2 (GS); 2015 – 19th (SG), DNF (DH), DNF1 (AC)
FIS World Junior Championships: 2016 – GOLD (DH), SILVER (SG), 7th (GS), DNF1 (AC), DQ1 (SL); 2015 – BRONZE (GS), 5th (DH), DNF1 (SG), DNF1 (SC), DNF1 (SL)