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periprofilePerianne is coming off two of her best seasons ever as a member of the National Ski Team where she broke through to win her first two World Cup medals. Perianne teamed up with Chandra Crawford to win the bronze in a team sprint race in Milano, Italy in 2012, and reached the World Cup podium again last year in a team sprint – this time on the Olympic course in Sochi, Russia with Daria Gaiazova. Perianne accomplished her Olympic dream in 2010 where she hit the start line for the sprint and 15-kilometre race distances. After a very successful three-year stint on the Junior Canadian Team, the young Canuck is now one of the top women’s skiers in the country, and is making her tracks against the best in the world. Perianne posted a career-best individual sprint performance last year when she was ninth in Liberec, Czech Republic.

What comes first – the chicken or the egg? The same could be said for Perianne as to whether she learned to walk or cross-country ski first. Perianne stepped into her first set of cross-country skis at just three years old when she joined a Jackrabbit ski group in her hometown of Almonte, Ont. A love for the outdoors and sport helped propel the devoted youngster to the next level in Nordic skiing. At 15, her family joined the Nakkertok Ski Club in Ottawa and her career took off. Perianne quickly became part of the racing team and competed at a high-level throughout high school on both the Nakkertok and Ontario teams.

Perianne is equally busy off the snow as she is on. A competitive cross-country runner during her high school years, she still enjoys being active with training and running in the summer months, and is taking some post-secondary classes. When she does find some free time, she spends it with family or cooking tasty vegetarian meals.

For Peri’s full bio visit: http://cccski.com/National-Ski-Team/Athlete-Information/Senior-World-Cup-Team/Perianne-Jones.aspx