Reece Howden will represent Canada on the international ski-cross circuit in 2020-21. (Alpine Canada photo)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden makes Alpine Canada national ski-cross quad

Fresh off a breakthrough season on the World Cup circuit, the rising star is ready to roll

Not that there was any doubt, but Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden will compete for Alpine Canada in 2020-21 as part of the national ski-cross team.

The 18-member squad was announced Sunday. Howden, one of the sport’s rising stars, will compete alongside World Cup champion Kevin Drury and reigning Olympic gold medallist Brady Leman.

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The upcoming season, assuming it’s not derailed by COVID-19, is scheduled to feature the World Championships in Zhangjiakou, a venue for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

“This is an exciting time for the Canadian ski cross team as we look to build on an amazing 2019-20,” said high performance director Dave Ellis. “Going into a World Championship year we want to continue to evolve as a team, lead the world in the sport, build up our younger athletes and support our veterans to continue to be the best in the world.

“It is a good time for the Canadian ski cross team and we cannot wait to get back onto snow, doing what we love.”


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