Quick facts

Birthdate

January 23, 1992

Birthplace

Squamish, BC

Residence

Squamish, BC

Sport

Para Alpine

Experience

PyeongChang 2018

Sit-skier Alex Cairns was named to the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team for the 2016-17  season. He competed at his first Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. Born with Spina Bifida, Cairns began skiing in 2007 at the age of 17 in Whistler, BC. During the 2014-15 season, he came 16th in the giant slalom at the World Championships. In the 2015-16 season, at the World Cup Finals, he placed 10th and 11th in the giant slalom and 11th in the downhill.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 – Paralympic Winter Games… He was named 2014 Skier of the Year by the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing…

PERSONAL

He began skiing in 2007 at age 17 when his mother signed him up for lessons at the Whistler Adaptive Sport Program…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games slalom 10th
  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games giant slalom 14th
  • 2018 World Cup Final downhill 16th
  • 2018 World Cup Final Super G 11th
  • 2015 World Championships giant slalom 16th