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OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDE

Brendan Paton

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WE Y T-K As Chief of the Shuswap Band it is my honour to welcome junior athletes and organizers from around the world to Panorama, situated on the Traditional Territories of the Secwépemc and Ktunaxa Nations and home of the Métis.

Cassidy Gray, who wears it during her practices. This is such an honour to all Indigenous Nations.

We wish you all the best of luck in your races, stay healthy and enjoy our beautiful valley.

The Shuswap Band has a close relationship with Panorama where our community has a program to teach our young ones to ski. Maybe one day, one of our youth will be able to be a professional athlete just like you. One of our community youth, Trinda Cote, designed the helmet graphics for Canadian Alpine Team athlete

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CHIEF BARB COTE Shuswap Band


WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA

WELCOME TO PANORAMA As the future stars of ski racing arrive at Panorama Mountain Resort, I reflect on the incredible work to make these 2022 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships

On behalf of the Executive and Race Organizing Committee of the 2022 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, Brian Lynam and I welcome you to beautiful British Columbia. Hundreds of volunteers have given their all to make sure you have an incredible experience here at Panorama Mountain Resort. You’ll find testing race venues, fantastic snow, plenty of sunshine, and best of all, the Canadian hospitality that we’re famous for.

Our team is here for you, and we can’t wait to see you on the mountain.

a reality. A list of the people that should be recognized for their dedication to our 10-day celebration of skiing excellence would fill this guide. To each and every one of you, my sincere thanks. Please take great pride in what you’ve achieved. To athletes, teams, officials, volunteers and everyone supporting this global event, we wish you the very warmest welcome. From the day we submitted our bid to FIS we set out to put together a program very much in keeping with life at Panorama and in the Columbia Valley. Forget the hustle and bustle, we hope that outside of competition you can relax with newfound friends here in the wilds of Canada. Our View of 1000 Peaks is one for your Instagram!

MIKE IRWIN

STEVE PACCAGNAN

Chair - Race Organizing Committee

President & Chief Executive Officer Panorama Mountain Resort OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDE | 3


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competition is just as important as their prowess on the hill. Transitioning from childhood races at the

There’s a difference between straight lining it down a run to beat your friends to the bottom, and what World Cup level athletes do. The object is the same, but the execution is different.

local ski area, to racing on the international stage is a dramatic shift, but as the adage goes there’s more to a sport than just winning. The FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships are no exception. Although it may be the pinnacle of competition for U-21 alpine athletes, who walks away with a medal

To reach the top, it takes dedication. Countless

at the end of the day isn’t the most important part

hours spent training, with constant support from

(although it certainly doesn’t hurt). The Junior World

families, friends, supporters, and coaches. And in

Championships are a proving ground for many, whilst

an elite sport, how an athlete handles the stress of

for others they offer the education of a lifetime.

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To gain perspective and understand the part that the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships play, we reached out to ski legend Ken Read and one of the newest athletes on the World Cup circuit, Cassidy Gray. Probably best known as a member of the Crazy Canucks, Read and three other Canadians broke onto the World Cup circuit in the 1970s, becoming quickly recognizable for their gutsy style of skiing and speed on the track. Read became the first North American male to win a World Cup downhill in 1975. He has since gone on to be a broadcaster, executive and volunteer official, championing alpine skiing in Canada. A member of the FIS Alpine Committee Executive Board, and chair of both the FIS Alpine Youth Sub-Committee and FIS Youth & Children Coordinating group, Ken Read was instrumental in bringing the Junior World Championships to Canada and specifically Panorama.

I want to really bring the best out of myself, and I think that could also be somebody that’s winning World Cups. — Cassidy Gray

This will be the fourth time the event will be hosted in Canada, but it’s the first time it will be visiting the breathtaking mountains that make BC and Alberta the mecca of skiing in the country. Beyond being a world class racing facility, the experience of racing at Panorama is a unique one. With the village located a snowball’s throw from the foot of the mountain, athletes can walk out the door and right onto the competition slope. The runs themselves are competitive, regularly challenging the top athletes. With over 10 years of hosting the NOR-AM Cup annually, each track has been perfected to test the best. From Read’s standpoint, the real special thing about racing at Panorama is the setting.

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“It’s the wilderness, that people really love about Canada,”

While Gray will be on

he said when asked about what makes the resort unique.

home turf, a rarity for the

“Standing at the top of the Champagne Express looking out

athlete who just came off

at the Purcell mountains, you see it, you feel like you’re on

three months of constant

the edge of the world.”

international travel, every

Intimately familiar with that feeling is Cassidy Gray, a 20-year-old athlete who grew up at Panorama. “I started in a ski program, just so that my parents could have a little more free time on the weekends,” says Gray on her introduction to racing. “I don’t know if my parents realized how intensely I would get into it.” Gray, a self-admitted adrenaline junkie loved the combination of being outside and flying down the mountain at top speed. “Feeling all the things come together as you’re going fast and around the gates? I just love it.”

other athlete will be exploring another area of the world. Part of the allure of travelling for this event are the globetrotting experiences which will pay off when athletes reach the World Cup level. “Athletes enjoy being familiarized with these locations because their intent is to

Racing with Team Panorama, Gray has had a meteoric

move up to higher levels,

rise through the ranks of Canadian alpine skiing, now

like the World Cup. They

competing for Alpine Canada on the World Cup circuit and

know that they’ll be back,”

most recently the Beijing Olympics. Gray will be competing

says Read.

in her last Junior World Championships on her home mountain, a fact which she couldn’t be more thrilled about. “I think in Canada it’s easy to feel like racing is such another world away, happening in different time zones and places you’ve never been too, but to have it happening right in

important skill, and while

It’s the wilderness, that people really love about Canada, you see it, you feel like you’re on the edge of the world.

Gray says it can be difficult,

— Ken Read

Learning to be comfortable while on the road is an

“It makes us a lot more

our backyard makes everything so much more real. You

grateful for what we’re able

really are going to be watching the people that in five or ten

to do. We get to see all

years are going to be winning World Cups.”

these places we wouldn’t get to see otherwise.” OFFICIAL EVENT GUIDE | 9


Cup level.” But for now, she’s looking forward for the unique opportunity of skiing on her home mountain and bringing world class competition to the Columbia Valley. “It’s so cool that it’s happening at Panorama,” she says. “Any of the kids watching the races can be there in a couple years. Everybody on my home team is just like me,

Equally important is learning how to handle the intensity of international competition. An event where the who’s who of the next generation of alpine racing are all in one location, and a rare occasion where both men and women are competing on the slopes at the same time, for some competitors, the Junior World Championships may be the biggest competition they’ve faced. “There are going to be athletes where

international competition,” explains

there’s no reason they can’t be

Read.

on the national team one day and

“The lows feel a lot lower when you’re away from home,” Gray says.

to be exposed to the world of

athletes to “build strength and

alpine racing, and for international

independence,” which will be crucial

athletes to see the best of

for athletes looking to continue on

Canadian racing, the event is a

the world stage.

unique opportunity for athletes

“The really interesting part about the competition is that these are our future champions,” Read says. Athletes on the slopes at Panorama

They’re learning and they’re getting

will be tomorrow’s Olympians, and

exposure to the best juniors in the

winners of the World Cup. Read

world,” says Read. “Some athletes

watched the Swiss Marco Odermatt

will stack up just fine, and some will

come up through the junior ranks,

have a real eye-opening experience.

winning his first medal before he

That’s actually a good thing, because

went to the World Cup. “All the top

they’ll realize they have to roll up their

athletes right now have all gone

sleeves and work hard.”

through the World Juniors, there’s

process can be just as important in

not very many exceptions to that.” Looking to her future, Gray says

taking them to the next level of the

her goals include being a regular

sport as their ranking.

contender on the World Cup circuit.

“Coaches look for the experience

Opening the door for Canadians

Adding that the experience allows

this is their introductory global event.

How an athlete reacts to the learning

racing in World Cups.”

“I want to really bring the best out of

the athlete absorbs, and also how

myself, and I think that could also be

they react to being exposed to

somebody that’s winning at World

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to stretch their wings and test themselves against the best their contemporaries have to offer. It’s a learning experience like no other, for their sport and themselves. “Who knows,” says Read. “Maybe 20 years from now, somebody will say I had such a great experience that I decided to come back and live here.”


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IT TAKES A VILL AGE. administrative tasks, fundraising,

says Bruce Hamstead who has

course construction, equipment

volunteered for decades and is on the

management, and officiating the race,

board of Panorama 2022. Donating

requires boots on the ground.

their own time and energy, volunteers

Panorama’s racing history goes back to 1962. Since hosting its first World

Words: Andi Endruhn Making a mountain move can seem like an impossible task, until something with enough force — like a glacier or an earthquake proves otherwise.

Cup in 1985, this area has developed a strong community of volunteers who

often commit themselves to long days of preparation and maintenance throughout the entire race. “We are very fortunate in Canada that

are the anchor of its events and have

we have a well-versed volunteer base,

earned the trust of FIS (International

which means first-class competition

Ski Federation).

without having to train a lot of people,”

“They’re the keystone of the event,”

Likewise, an event like the Junior World Championships doesn’t happen without the energy of volunteers to bring it to life. Every ski racing event from a local competition to a World Cup is only possible through the dedication and hard work of people. Everything from 14 | J U N I O R W O R L D C H A M P I O N S H I P S 2 0 2 2

says Ken Read, chair of the FIS Alpine


“It doesn’t matter if it’s a local race or a World Cup,” says Hamstead. “Sometimes they’ll just do stuff that puts a lump in your throat.” Whether it’s an 11-year-old bombing down a slalom course, or a World Cup athlete flying down the course Youth & Children Sub-Committee. The Junior World Championships are

an organizing committee that is going

at 130 km/h, while at the same time

to do a good job.”

adjusting their goggles like it’s a walk

staffed by 22 year-round volunteers

There are plenty of reasons volunteers

who have worked tirelessly to help

get involved. Some are past racers

organize the event, and during the

themselves or the parents of athletes.

event itself that number will grow

Others come to be part of ski racing

to more than 140.

history.

The devoted volunteer base that

Vice-Chair of the ROC, Maryse Dazé-

exists at Panorama is experienced, hosting the NOR-AM Cup annually, in addition to the countless other events that take place at the resort throughout the year.

Wilson, says it only takes one event to

in the park, the reward is watching an athlete perform their best.

“Seeing the athletes smile on the podium? And knowing you were 0.01% part of their success, that’s the best part.” — Maryse Dazé-Wilson

get hooked. “The culture of ski racing, the camaraderie, the great outdoors, and the passion to produce high quality safe events for athletes are

Their experience is crucial. “There is

amongst the top reasons to volunteer.

a lot of work, it takes a lot of energy to

But it’s the laughter and the love for

put up all the B-net, safety, and make

the sport that shines through all the

sure the race surface is suitable,”

work and effort that is required for

Read says. “People make a real

every single race that keeps people

effort to run the event well, and it’s

coming back.”

comforting when you know you have

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PA N O R A M A I S P U R E C A N A DA

WHAT IS C ANADA? Canada is fresh and aspirational. It continues to develop its young identity in innovative and powerful ways. So is Panorama. Canada is a collection of people, places and ideas. It is internationally renowned as a welcoming and

Canada is a vast and complex story. It is a story that can only be truly understood through experience. There is no single defining experience. Rather it is a collection of experiences that give rise to an understanding, appreciation, a desire for connection and a love for place.

approachable destination. Canada is consistently

Panorama is fortunate to possess many existing and

recognized as possessing some of the best places on the

potential experiences. But it further possesses great

planet to visit and to call home. So is Panorama.

richness through its connection to surrounding community,

Canada is a wild country. It is a mysterious connection, this juxtaposition of community comforts positioned in

its offering of activity opportunities, and the diversity of guests who choose to experience Panorama.

close proximity to the wild. Yet it is this connection that

Canada is true north, strong and free. Authentic,

gives Canada much of its character. This character is

real and honest. It is not Canada’s perfections that make

recognized, and yet few Canadians truly experienced

it alive, it is the celebration of the endeavour. Nature is

it. It is only the passionate few who discover the fresh

perfect, but Canada’s story is the true search for human’s

perspectives and persona afforded by the nation.

harmonious connection to place. That is Canada’s story. And it’s Panorama’s too.

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IT TAKES A MOUNTAIN. Words: Andi Endruhn

I may be a little bit biased in saying this, but I think Panorama is one of the best racing venues in all of Canada. The ski hill is supporting everything you’re doing. The grooming and snowmaking team are all top-notch, working towards one purpose. There aren’t many places that have that kind of unison between all the aspects of putting on a race, it’s really cool. — Cassidy Gray

What does it take to host one of the world’s biggest ski racing events?

The courses themselves have

Just like it takes an abundance of

Alpine World Championships. Summers

snowflakes to blanket a mountain, it

on the mountain were filled with widening,

takes plenty of effort, equipment and

grading, and moving earth to create

expertise to orchestrate an event of this

a track that is ready for the best. In

magnitude. The track design, summer

preparation for future events to come and

undergone upgrades, most recently the enhancements of the World Cup downhill track which was expanded for the IPC

slope preparation, snow management,

with safety as the primary objective, the

and team involved all need to be working

courses were homologated ingeniously to

in harmony. It’s a labour of love, and a

only require airbags and simple B-net.

legacy of excellence.

Yearly investments in the latest grooming

Far from the epicentre of skiing in Europe,

and snowmaking technologies have kept

the heart of Canadian alpine racing

Panorama and its operations team of

is located deep in British Columbia’s

experts at the top of their game and the

expansive wilderness along the eastern

envy of much of Canada. This season,

flank of the Purcell Mountains. At

Panorama debuted North America’s first

Panorama the peaks soar with intention,

TechnoAlpin TT10 fan guns, in addition

and the valleys are dense with pine

to adding to more fuel efficient Prinoth

forest and rushing clear creeks creating

snowcats to its fleet. Panorama has

a remarkable natural environment. The

seen more than $35-million in capital

carefully shaped slopes of a racetrack,

investment since 2014.

with its perfectly undulating rises and falls may seem like the antithesis of the rugged landscape that surrounds the resort, but since hosting its first major race in 1976, racing has become as integral to Panorama’s DNA as the landscape that makes it so special. Since that pivotal race in 1976, Panorama has been the host resort for five FIS Alpine Ski World Cups, the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup and World Championships, and an annual stop for the NOR-AM Cup for nearly 20 years. Each event has created an opportunity for the resort to expand and improve its

The unique jagged peaks and dramatic valleys where Panorama is found were created through the power and momentum of the glaciers that can still be spotted from the summit of the mountain. The same innate need to push forward is mirrored in the people at Panorama. Building and expanding off the work of the past, it’s a process that just like the glacial counterpart brings great beauty, and in this case technical excellence. Decades of ever-evolving technology, expertise and heritage are built into the courses here. What does it take to host one of the

racing infrastructure, positioning it as a

world’s biggest ski racing events? It takes

leader in North America.

a mountain.

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THIS IS PURE C ANADA .

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MEET THE TEAM: CANADIAN ROSTER FOR THE 2022 FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS Wo rds: A lp in e C ana da

C A SSIDY G R AY Birthdate:

January 25, 2001 (21 years old)

BRIT T RICHARDS O N

SAR AH BENNE T T

Birthdate:

Birthdate:

May 25, 2003 (18 years old)

Club:

Team Panorama

Team:

Canadian Alpine Ski Team

(20 years old)

Canmore, AB

Hometown:

Stoneham, QC

Club:

Calgary Alpine Racing

Club:

Club de ski Stoneham,

Club / Burke Mountain

Team:

Invermere, BC

June 17, 2001

Hometown:

Academy

Hometown:

Team:

Gray launched herself into Canadian ski racing’s elite in the 2020-2021 season when she made her World

QC

Cup debut at Kranjska Gora (SLO),

Québec Ski Team

with a 26th place finish in giant

Canadian Alpine

claiming her first World Cup points slalom. “Cass,” as she goes by,

Sarah will be competing in her

continued her stellar Team Canada

second World Junior Championships

debut season with another Top-

Richardson is in her first full

at Panorama 2022 following a

30 result in Jasna (SVK), leading

season with the Canadian Alpine

career best 18th place in the alpine

her to a 52nd rank in the World

Ski Team in 2021-2022 and the

combined at the 2020 Championships

Cup GS standings as a first-year

team’s youngest member. She made

in Norway. Bennett has established

skier. In addition to World Cup

her World Cup debut this winter,

herself as a strong, multi-discipline

results, Cassidy finished 23rd in

competing in three giant slalom

skier, making her World Cup debut

the World Championship GS in

events and earning her first World

early in December at the Lake Louise

Cortina D’Ampezzo (Italy) in 2021.

Cup points with a 22nd place at

World Cup in the Women’s super G.

This season, Gray is headed to

Kranjska Gora, SLO. On the Nor-

She earned valuable experience at

the 2022 Panorama World Junior

Am circuit, Richardson has been a

that event which she carried into

Championships fresh from her

podium contender most of the 16

subsequent competitions, including

debut Olympics in Beijing where

races she’s competed in so far this

a victory at Panorama in a Nor-Am

she competed in the giant slalom

winter, winning three races in giant

giant slalom in December. During that

but skied out of the challenging

slalom and super G and achieving

same race block at Panorama, she

course. This will be her second

two more podium results in those

was also crowned National Champion

time competing at World Juniors,

same disciplines since October.

in slalom, an improvement from

following her first appearance at

These will be her first career World

her 3rd place in slalom at the 2020

the 2020 edition in Narvik, Norway

Junior Championships.

National Championships also held at

where her best result was 20th in

Panorama.

super G.

Ski Team

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KIAR A ALE X AND ER

R APHAEL LE SSARD

É TIENNE MA ZELLIER

Birthdate:

Birthdate:

Birthdate:

September 6, 2001 (20 years old)

October 16, 2001 (20 years old)

April 3, 2001 (20 years old)

Hometown: Cochrane, Alberta

Hometown: Granby, QC

Hometown: Stoneham, QC

Club:

Club:

Bromont Ski Club, QC

Club:

Stoneham Ski Club, QC

Team:

Orsatus, France

Team:

Québec Ski Team

Sunshine Village, Alberta

Team:

Alberta Provincial Commonly known as “Raf”, this

Competing in his first-ever World

promising skier will be Team

Junior Championships, Étienne is a

Alexander, who goes by “Kiki”,

Canada’s most experienced athlete

talented four-discipline skier. Fresh off

will be competing in her first ever

at the World Junior Championships,

multiple wins in downhill and super G

World Junior Championships at

competing in his third edition of the

at FIS races in Maine, and in slalom at

Panorama in 2022. A steady podium

event. His best result at past World

Mont-Édouard in Québec, Mazellier

contender in slalom and giant

Junior Championships is 19th in

is poised to build on this momentum

slalom, Alexander stood on the

super G achieved at the 2020 World

heading into the Panorama 2022

top step at the Copper Mountain

Juniors in Norway. After climbing

World Junior Championships. On the

NOR-AM early this season and

the ranks in his native province

Nor-Am circuit, his recent career

has achieved five additional top-5

of Québec, Lessard made the

highlights include two top-ten results

results on the circuit in a mix of

leap south of the border to attend

achieved in super G at Lake Louise

slalom, giant slalom, and parallel

the prestigious Burke Mountain

and in slalom at Panorama. This past

events – all in the last three months

Academy in Vermont, USA. He has

December, he skied his best result at

of racing. To top things off, she

since joined a private European ski

the Senior National Championships

is also the most recent Canadian

racing team based in France. For

held at Panorama, finishing 6th in

national champion in giant slalom

the last two seasons, Lessard has

giant slalom.

following early season races held in

spent most of his time competing in

November at Panorama. With her

Europe and preparing for what will

string of recent wins, Alexander was

undoubtedly be a promising career

given the opportunity to make her

on the World Cup circuit. This season

World Cup debut in the slalom event

alone, he’s achieved 9 podium

at Schladming this past January.

results on the European FIS circuit

Although she did not finish the race,

in slalom, giant slalom, super G and

no doubt competing on the world

downhill between November and the

stage will prove valuable for her at

middle of February.

Team

the World Junior Championships.

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MEET THE TEAM: CANADIAN ROSTER FOR THE 2022 FIS ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS ARIANNE FO RG E T Birthdate:

August 18, 2003 (18 years old)

Hometown: St-Jérôme / Shawbridge, QC

TAIT J O RDAN

G ERRIT VAN S O E S T

Birthdate:

Birthdate:

May 11, 2002 (19 years old)

(20 years old) Hometown: Vernon, BC

Club:

Club:

Ski Club, BC Team:

BC Alpine Ski Team

Team:

Okanagan Ski Team /

Club de compétition Belle-Neige, QC

August 9, 2001

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC Whistler Mountain

Club:

Team:

S1 Racing

Making her FIS racing debut in 2019, Forget has taken no time

Vernon Ski Club

establishing herself on the tour,

BC Alpine Ski Team

results this season alone in alpine

achieving eight top 10 Nor-Am combined, super G, slalom, and

Tait Jordan is making his World

Competing in his maiden World

giant slalom events. This February,

Junior Championships debut at

Junior Championships, van Soest

she skied to her first Nor-Am

Panorama. Best known as “Teeeej”,

has been inching closer and closer to

podium at Whiteface Mountain

Jordan will be entering the 2022

the top 10 on the Nor-Am circuit in

in New York state in the alpine

World Junior Championships with

speed events. He achieved a career

combined event with a 2nd place

a pair of career-best Nor-Am

best 11th place Nor-Am result in the

result. Before competing at the FIS

results including a 6th in super

downhill at Lake Louise this past

level, Forget was the U16 national

G achieved at Panorama and a

December. After being a forerunner

champion in giant slalom and super

10th in downhill achieved at Lake

at the Lake Louise World Cup on

G at the 2019 Canada Games.

Louise – both from races held this

multiple occasions, van Soest hopes

That same season, she was the

past December. Following in the

to transfer that experience to his

junior provincial champion on three

successful footsteps of his older

World Junior Championship debut.

occasions. To top things off, in

brother Asher (a current member

The Van Soest name is strong in

the spring of 2019, she competed

of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team),

the ski racing community with older

in the famed Whistler Cup where

Jordan’s best result at Canadian

sister Katrina having competed in

she returned home with three gold

National Championships is a 10th

her first World Cup also at Lake

medals and one silver, earning the

place in downhill in November 2020

Louise in 2021.

Nancy Greene award for the best

at Panorama.

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Canadian athlete.


JUS TINE L AM O N TAG NE

L O GAN D UNN

NATHAN RO MANIN

Birthdate:

Birthdate:

Birthdate:

October 20, 2002 (19 years old)

Hometown: St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC Club:

Mont-Ste-Anne, QC

Team:

Club de ski

January 18, 2001 (21 years old)

July 13, 2001 (20 years old)

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Hometown: Squamish, BC

Club:

NATC (NASA)

Club:

Team:

Alberta Alpine Ski Team

Whistler Mountain Ski Club

Team:

BC Alpine Ski Team

Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC Dunn has 3 top nine results this

Romanin has found his stride on

Making her World Junior

season on the Nor-Am circuit

the FIS circuit this season, earning

Championship debut at Panorama,

including 6th and 9th in the alpine

four wins in giant slalom and slalom

Lamontagne has been a steady

combined races at Whiteface

at races held on both sides of the

podium contender on the Nor-

Mountain in the USA in February

border including one at Panorama in

Am circuit with a total of 8 top

and 7th in slalom at Panorama

December. His career best Nor-Am

10 results this season in slalom,

in December. On the FIS circuit,

result is 15th in slalom at Panorama

giant slalom, super G, parallel and

the skier known as “Logino”, has

achieved this fall. He’s been steady

alpine combined races. Also this

had a prolific 2021-2022 season,

in the top 20 on the Nor-Am circuit in

season, she’s scored four podium

achieving 7 top 10 results including

slalom, giant slalom, super G and in

results on the FIS circuit in Quebec

4 podiums of which one was a victory

the alpine combined. Romanin was

and in New Hampshire. At the

at Panorama in slalom in December.

the U16 national champion in 2017.

Canadian National Championships

This will be Dunn’s maiden World

When not skiing,he enjoys climbing,

held in November 2021 at

Junior Championships.

biking and calculus! This has no doubt

Panorama, Lamontagne finished

contributed to his recognition as his

2nd in giant slalom and 3rd in

high school’s valedictorian!

slalom. The season before, she also podiumed at the Canadian National Championships also held in Panorama, this time coming in 2nd in slalom and 3rd in giant slalom.

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HISTORY OF SKI RACING AT P A N O R M A M O U N TA I N R E S O R T

1985 1962

1976

FIS Men’s World Cup Downhill The first of five World Cup events to be

The origins of the first organized ski race

hosted at Panorama. Installation of the

came not too long after the inception of

Champagne T-Bar, created to take racers

Panorama Ski Hill.

to the start gates.

Canadian National Shell Cup Race

1989

FIS Women’s World Cup

First major racing event. Jim Hunter

Newcomer Petra Kronberger (Austria)

(1st), Ken Read (2nd), and Dave

won her first World Cup. She would

Murray (3rd) from the Crazy Canucks

go on to be the first woman to win a

claimed the podium.

World Cup in every discipline.

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2007

FIS Women’s World Cup Races were televised the same day as the men’s races from Lake Louise.

2012

NOR-AM Cup Panorama became a regular stop on

2014 2015

IPC World Cup

IPC World Championships Tracks were widened and improved.

the NOR-AM circuit.

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