In Wengen, Switzerland, where weather conditions have made training and racing a constant struggle, the incredible course workers were able to remove all the snowfall to allow the men’s alpine combined event to be run as scheduled today. Of the two Canadians competing, Whistler, B.C.’s 21-year-old Broderick Thompson was happy with his 27th-place finish. Of the race he said, “I was feeling confident after the downhill run and I used that momentum going into the slalom run. I’m really happy with the solid performance I put down today.” 

Thompson secured some coveted World Cup points in today’s race, besting his Wengen alpine combined result from last year’s race. 

The alpine combined race favoured the downhill specialists with the Norwegians claiming first and second-place. Kjetil Jansrud was today’s winner by just 0.04 seconds over fellow countryman Aksel Lund Svindal who claimed second. France’s Adrien Theaux rounded out the podium trailing by a mere 0.13 seconds.

The men’s speed team is back in action tomorrow in Wengen, ready to conquer the longest downhill track on the circuit. The Canada Ski Cross team is in Watles, Italy preparing for their first race back tomorrow following time off for the holidays and the para alpine team will be racing giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Men’s Alpine Combined

28 – Broderick Thompson

37 – Tyler Werry

Click here for the official results.