An alumni member of Banff Alpine Racers, Thomas Grandi is one of Canada’s most celebrated and successful slalom skiers.
Grandi’s start in top-level competitive skiing was in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in the 1992-93 season, with him achieving his first top ten position during the 1996 Giant Slalom in Alta Badia, Italy. In the 1997-98 World Cup season, Grandi placed in his first top three position – ending third in a Giant Slalom race in Park City.
Grandi’s first wins in the World Cup both came in December 2004, when he won Giant Slaloms in Alta Badia and Flachau – making him the first Canadian male skier to win a World Cup technical race. Grandi has participated in both the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics.
Following the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Grandi posted three successive top three finishes in World Cup slalom, moving his career total to 9 World Cup podiums, ranking 3rd amongst Canadian men.