Canada’s youth movement continues to shine as the Canadian Alpine Ski Team finished the Nor-Am season in Sugarloaf, Maine, this week by claiming four overall discipline titles.
Securing a spot on the FIS Alpine World Cup Tour is the ultimate goal for athletes competing on North America’s top level tour.
It was a dominant campaign for Ali Nullmeyer, from the Georgian Peaks Ski Club, who takes the overall slalom title after posting 13 medals on the Nor-Am tour, including six wins.
“I’m super excited to see what next year brings now that I have the opportunity to race some World Cups,” said the 19-year-old Nullmeyer after the end of a season in which she also claimed a silver medal in slalom at the world junior champs last month.
Teammate Amelia Smart, from Panorama B.C., started the season strong in giant slalom with a win on her home mountain, and continued to roll eventually taking the overall title in GS.
On the men’s side, team veteran Phil Brown will receive a start in World Cup slalom events next season in taking the men’s overall GS title. Brown’s best finish this season on the World Cup tour was a 23rd at Kitzbuhel, Austria, in January.
Tyler Werry, 26, winner of three Nor-Am races in 2017 takes the men’s downhill title, after splitting his time on the Nor-Am and World Cup circuits this season.
– Staff reports