Alpine Skiing Athlete - Inducted 2010
Thomas Grandi is a four-time Olympian. He had an amazing 14 year career in alpine skiing that was highlighted by two World Cup Giant Slalom victories. He holds the men’s record for the most Canadian Championship titles (11).
Thomas was the first Canadian male to reach a giant slalom podium in World Cup competition and the only Canadian male to win a technical discipline. He reached the podium nine times.
Thomas Grandi made Canadian history with his back to back World Cup Giant Slalom victories in Alta Badia (Italy) and Flachau (Austria) in 2004.
In 2008, Grandi was inducted into the Banff Sports Hall of Fame. In recognition of his leadership with the national ski team and for his historic contributions to alpine skiing, a run at Banff Mount Norquay was named in his honour.
Thomas Grandi is a role model for others in Canadian alpine sport; he played a major part in getting the Canadian team where it is today and has been instrumental in inspiring young skiers.
Thomas served as president of Alberta Alpine and works on the David Suzuki Foundation to initiate the “Play it Cool” carbon neutral program. Thomas Grandi retired from alpine skiing in 2009.
Grandi and his wife, former Olympian Sara Renner, now own a popular Boutique Hotel in Canmore, Alberta, the Paintbox Lodge together.