VANCOUVER, BC (Friday Oct. 21, 2022) – Former World Cup medallist Emily Brydon, of Fernie, B.C., joins the BC Alpine Board of Directors, adding to the stability of the provincial ski association. The winner of 9 World Cup medals, the Fernie executive looks to “give back to the ski community”

Brydon, 42, a three-time Olympian (Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010) is also a 10-year executive with bp. In addition to her role with BP as Integration Lead for the global bp Pulse EV business , she is heavily invested in the ski community in BC. Brydon created the Emily Brydon Youth Foundation “in support of youth and empowering and enabling them to achieve their dreams and goals through sport, education and the arts”.

The program has raised over $1.5M  to date – with an endowment of $1.1m and with an impressive ~ $700,000 investment back into the community, positively impacting youth across a multitude of activities, including ski racing in the Elk Valley.

Brydon joins an experienced Board of Directors, with representation across the province. “I am keen to give back to the organization and community who have given me so much,” she said. 

Emily joined the BC Alpine Strategic Planning Committee over the past few months, joining a diverse group who have been tasked with producing a five-year Strategic Plan for the association.

“We’re keen to have more of Emily’s input into the direction of ski racing in the province, to get her insight and perspective will be exciting,” said Johnny Crichton, BC Alpine VP Athletics.

BC Alpine Board of Directors (2022-23)

  • Graham Cope, Chair
  • Gordie Bowles, Vice President, Finance
  • Emily Brydon, Vice President, Athletics
  • Mike Giannelli, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Murray Smith, Okanagan Zone Chair
  • Catherine Grant, Coast Zone Chair
  • Gord Reese, Kootenay Zone Chair
  • Phil Bernier, North Zone Chair

About BC Alpine Ski Association

VISION: To inspire skiers for life and develop world-class athletes.

MISSION: To lead and govern the sport of Alpine Ski Racing in BC, to provide leadership and structure for our clubs to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community.