Lasse Ericsson, coach


Lasse Ericsson was assistant coach for the Canadian Para-Alpine ski team that won eight medals in Sochi, including two gold – representing half of Team Canada’s total medal haul for these Games.

Ericsson has more than a decade of Paralympic experience. An alpine skier until the age of 20, Ericsson first became interested in coaching when he helped his brother coach a provincial team in Sweden. Ericsson began coaching the Swedish para-alpine team in 1996, after honing his skills while working as a ski instructor and coach at a Swedish resort.

Prior to joining the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team in 2007, Ericsson worked as a coach or head coach with the Swedish, Norwegian and United States para-alpine teams. His first Paralympic Games with the Canadian team was Vancouver 2010, where he helped the team bring home 13 medals, including eight gold.  He was also on the staff for Sochi 2014.

When not travelling the world with his ski racing family, Ericsson spends time with his own family in Kimberley, B.C., where he enjoys camping, soccer, and like any true Canadian, hockey.