The Women's Alpine Ski World Cup moves this weekend to Tremblant, Canada. The picturesque Canadian ski resort will host two Giant Slalom races.
December 2nd Giant Slalom / Women 1 Run 11:00 LOC / 17 :00 CET - 2 Run 14:15 LOC / 20 :15 CET
December 3rd Giant Slalom / Women 1 Run 11:00 LOC / 17 :00 CET - 2 Run 14:15 LOC / 20 :15 CET
On May 2023, Alpine Canada and Mont Tremblant announced that they will host two Giant Slalom events on December 2 and 3.
Tremblant hosted the first FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races, a Downhill and a Giant Slalom, on Canadian soil back in 1983.
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort is located in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada. Tremblant has consistently been ranked the best ski resort in Eastern North America.
Tremblant is owned by Alterra Mountain Company, the joint venture of affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company, a community of 16 ski resorts, including Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Schweitzer in Idaho; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah, and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures.
Lara Gut-Behrami won the first two Giant Slaloms of the season in Sölden and Killington. The 32-year-old skier from Ticino became the first Swiss woman to win back-to-back World Cup Giant Slalom races since Sonja Nef did it in 2001. It's her seventh win in the Giant Slalom discipline. She was on the podium 76 times in the World Cup, 20 of them in Giant Slalom.
Gut-Behrami became the third woman to claim at least one World Cup win in 13 different seasons, after Renate Götschl (14), and Lindsey Vonn (13).
In the 2022-2023 winter season Gut-Behrami finished in second place on the Giant Slalom standings. She has another Top-3 finish in the Giant Slalom standings, a third place in the 2015-2016 season.
She finished in the Top-10 in 21 of the last 23 World Cup Giant Slaloms. She made it to the podium 8 times and won 3 times.
Lara Gut-Behrami claims her first Olympic Giant Slalom medal in Beijing 2022. She also won the gold medal in Giant Slalom in Cortina 2021.
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 20
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 7
After two years without a podium Alice Robinson finished in second place in the last Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom in Killington. The 21-year-old had a whirlwind start to her career as an Alpine ski racer that saw her win three World Cup Giant Slalom races as a teenager (Sölden 2019, Kranjska Gora 2020, and Lenzerheide 2021, her last podium in the World Cup).
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 6
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 3
Mikaela Shiffrin won seven Giant Slalom events in the 2022-2023 winter season (Semmering I and II, Kranjska Gora, Kronplatz I and II, Are, and Soldeu). The only alpine skier (male or female) to record more than seven Giant Slalom victories in a single season is Ingemar Stenmark: 10 in 1978-1979.
After winning the last race of the 2022-2023 season in Andorra, with 21 victories, Mikaela Shiffrin is the woman with the most World Cup event wins in the Giant Slalom.
Last season, the 28-year-old won the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe. It's her second Crystal Globe in the discipline. In total, Shiffrin finished the 2022-2023 season with a total of 15 Crystal Globes (5 total, 7 in Slalom, 2 in Giant Slalom, and 1 in Super-G).
Shiffrin can become the first woman to successfully defend her Giant Slalom title since Anna Veith in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
In Killington Shiffrin finished in third place behind Lar Gut-Behrami and Alice Robinson.
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 39
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 21
Federica Brignone achieved eight of her 21 World Cup victories in Giant Slalom. Also, 30 of her 57 podiums came in the same discipline.
Italian women won at least one World Cup Giant Slalom event in each of the last seven seasons (2015-2016 to 2021-2022).
Back in 2020, Federica Brignone Grabs the Overall, Giant Slalom, and Alpine Combined Globes. Brignone can be proud to be the first Italian woman to conquer the Overall Globe. Brignone joined the Italian-Overall club composed of Piero Gros, Gustav Thoeni, and Alberto Tomba on the Men's field.
Federica Brignone finished in second place in the Giant Slalom in Sölden.
Since her first win in 2015-2016, she has only failed to win a World Cup Giant Slalom race in 2020-2021 and 2022-2023.
Federica Brignone, 33 years old, can become the oldest women to win a World Cup Giant Slalom race, surpassing Anita Wachter who was 32 years and 319 days old when she won in Lienz on 28 December 1999.
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 30
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 8
Petra Vlhova finished in the Top-3 in the Giant Slalom standings twice: two-second places in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. She finished sixth, fourth, and fifth in the last three seasons respectively.
The 28-year-old finished in third place in the Alpine Ski World Cup Opener in Sölden.
Petra Vlhova claimed the first-ever World Championships gold medal for Slovakia at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre (SWE) in the Giant Slalom event.
Six of her 28 victories in the World Cup came in the Giant Slalom, and 18 of her 68 podiums were also in this discipline.
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 18
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 6
Sara Hector claimed 13 World Cup podiums in the Giant Slalom, including four wins in Courchevel, Kranjska Gora, and Kronplatz in the 2021-2022 winter season. Her injury deprived her to become the second Swedish winner of the Women's Giant Slalom Crystal Globe, after Anja Pärson (2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2005-2006).
Hector won the Olympic Giant Slalom gold in Beijing.
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 13
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 4
Marta Bassino finished last season in third place in the Giant Slalom standings. She celebrated her first career World Cup podium, a third place, in the Giant Slalom in Sölden on 22 October 2016.
In 2021Bassino won the discipline title with the Italian emerging as the dominant force. Bassino became the fourth Italian skier to win the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe after Deborah Compagnoni did it in 1997, Denise Karbon in 2008, and Federica Brignone in 2020.
She was on the podium 28 times in the World Cup, 20 of them in Giant Slalom. She won six races all in Giant Slalom.
Bassino made it to the podium in her first five World Cup Giant Slalom events of last season but failed to finish on the Top-3 in the following five (5th-10th-DNF2-11th, and 6th). This season she finished in 5th position in Sölden and DNF2 in Killington.
Giant Slalom World Cup Podiums: 20
Giant Slalom World Cup Wins: 6