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Alpine Canada – Calgary, Alta. (October 9, 2016) – This weekend the Canadian Alpine Ski Team tech stars are in the Arctic Circle racing in Levi, Finland, at one of the largest ski resorts in Lapland. This is the 10th anniversary of the Levi opening slalom race, with all athletes vying for the coveted first-place prize – a Reindeer!  After last year’s cancellation, the FIS has confirmed a positive snow control, which means the races this weekend are a go!

Seven Canadians will start in the Levi race this weekend, including four women and three men. 

On the ladies’ side, Quebec’s Marie-Michèle Gagnon has landed two career podiums in slalom, including one last season in the Crans Montana, Switzerland race. Ontario’s slalom-ace, Erin Mielzynski matches her teammate with two career podiums in slalom, including a first-place from the 2012 Ofterschwang, Germany race. Joining the veterans at this race are Valérie Grenier and Laurence St-Germain, both from Quebec. 

On the men’s side, the young tech team pushing out of the start gate includes Trevor Philp, Phil Brown and Erik Read. Philp’s personal-best 14th-place finish in last year’s Kitzbühel slalom will have him pushing for another top 15 finish. Brown, recovering after a high impact spill in the first race of the season, took the Canadian Championship title in slalom last season and will look to find points in this race. Read finished the 2015-16 season ranked number one in slalom on the NorAm circuit and currently has two top 30 World Cup slalom finishes to his name. 


Laurence St-Germain

Valérie Grenier

Marie-Michèle Gagnon

Erin Mielzynski


Phil Brown

Erik Read

Trevor Philp


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ladies’ Slalom 1st Run – 10:00 CET / 2:00AM MST

Ladies’ Slalom 2nd Run – 13:00 CET / 5:00AM MST

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Men’s Slalom 1st Run – 10:00 CET / 2:00AM MST

Men’s Slalom 2nd Run – 13:00 CET / 5:00AM MST






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