Alana Ramsay's surge in international Para alpine skiing reached new heights at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games as she won bronze medals in the Super G and super combined.
She has competed at the two world championships since PyeongChang with the highlight a silver medal in giant slalom in 2019.
Ramsay produced a breakthrough World Cup season in 2015-16, placing second overall in the Super G and third in the slalom, GS and overall. She showed those results were no fluke when she collected one silver and three bronze medals at the 2017 Para Alpine Skiing World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, in January 2017.
In March 2017, Ramsay raced the Para alpine World Cup Final, the test event on the course that was used for the PyeongChang 2018. She earned silver and bronze in the two Super Gs, silver in the downhill and bronze in the giant slalom.
She was crowned the Crystal Globe winner as the season champion in the downhill and slalom and ranked third in the super G and overall.
A first-time Paralympian in Sochi in 2014, Ramsay earned three top-10 finishes in her first ever Para alpine World Cup in Panorama, B.C., in January 2014.
Ramsay has been skiing for more than a decade, and Canadian Paralympian Lauren Woolstencroft, who won five gold medals in Para alpine skiing at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, is her role model.
Ramsay, a Calgary native, was a Para alpine prospect program athlete with Alpine Canada in 2013-14 and qualified for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games with consistent results and a hard-charging attitude. Going to the Paralympics was the opportunity to be “part of the Canadian spirit,” said Ramsay.
2014 and 2018 Paralympic Games… Two Paralympic bronze medals in 2018... World championship team member in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022 with five medals including four in 2017…. Ramsay won the Canadian Ski Racing Female Para Alpine Athlete of the Year award in both 2016 and 2017.
Ramsay has cerebral palsy, which affects the right side of her body due to a stroke at birth… She has a twin sister, loves animals, and spends time with friends skiing for fun… Started skiing at age six.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2022 Paralympic Winter Games - Super G - 3rd
2022 Paralympic Winter Games - Super combined - 3rd
2022 Paralympic Winter Games - Downhill - 7th
2022 World Para Snow Sports Championships – slalom – 8th
2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – giant slalom – 2nd
2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom – 4th
2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Super G - 3rd
2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Super combined - 3rd
2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Downhill - 4th
2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Giant slalom - 4th
2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Slalom - 6th
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G 2nd
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 3rd
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – giant slalom – 3rd
2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 3rd
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships – downhill – 7th
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships – giant slalom – 7th
2014 Paralympic Winter Games – slalom - 9th
2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 10th
2 bronze medals
Pyeongchang, South Korea
2 bronze medals