Part of a group of emerging young Canadian female slalom specialists, ‘Britt’ had a breakthrough 2012-13 season as she recorded six top-30 World Cup finishes, including her first career top-10. Phelan, who has been a member of the national team since 2008, showed her promise with a fifth-place finish in slalom at the 2011 FIS Junior World Ski Championships. She made her debut at the senior world ski championships in Schladming, Austria, in 2013.
One of the most naturally-gifted skiers on the team, Hudec has a unique personal story that begins with his family fleeing their Czech homeland in a boat when he was a young child. After spending time in a West German refugee camp, the Hudecs eventually settled in Alberta. Hudec’s ski career is a testament to his perseverance, having fought back from multiple major knee surgeries and other serious injuries. In 2007, he became the first Canadian in the history of the Lake Louise World Cup to win the downhill. He also claimed a world championship silver medal that year. In 2012, he won his first World Cup race since 2007 when he led Canada to a historic 1-3-5 finish in Chamonix, France.
Erik Guay, of Mont-Tremblant, Que. is the most decorated Canadian alpine World Cup skier ever. With 21 World Cup podiums, Guay is also the 2011 world downhill champion and 2010 super-G Crystal Globe winner, making him one of the top Canadian alpine skiers in history. At the 2010 Olympics, Guay was just 0.03 seconds away from a podium in the super-G, finishing fifth. He is hoping to claim his first Olympic medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Outside skiing, Guay is a proud husband and father, a motor racing enthusiast and a keen hockey player and Canadiens fan.