As a part of Bellstar commitment to community involvement and extraordinary guest experiences we have implemented a Sponsored Athlete Program, launching with Calgary-native Brady Leman. Brady is a World Cup Ski Cross Gold and Silver medalist, sitting 1st in the World Cup and in Canada!
Leman first emerged as an undoubted talent in Alpine Skiing Men’s Super Combined, where he rose to the rank of third in the country and secured a place on the Canadian Development Team. Leman then turned his sights to the action packed Alpine discipline of Ski Cross. A member of Calgary’s Alpine Racing Club, 25-year old Brady Leman was one of Canada’s most promising talents in Ski Cross. With Bellstar support and with the support of guests who purchase Brady Leman packages, Leman’s dream of winning a coveted gold medal for Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is closer than ever.
Brady’s goals for the 2011-2012 season were to finish in the top 3 in the World Cup Overall Standings and stay 1st in Canada.
Born: October 16, 1986
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Home Mountain: Norquay
Ski Club: Calgary Alpine Racing Club
Brady grew up in Calgary, Alberta, dreaming about becoming an Olympic Skier. Brady first showed his talent racing alpine with the Calgary Alpine Racing Club. Brady steadily moved up the alpine ranks in Canada. He eventually found a spot on the Canadian Development team ranking himself 3rd in Canada in Super Combined and in the top 10 in the country in the other 4 alpine disciplines. When he is not training and racing Ski Cross he can still be found outside playing golf, mountain biking, riding motocross, hiking, playing soccer, and playing pond hockey! You can always pick Brady out of the crowd on the hill by spotting the signature four leaf clover on his helmet.
With the 2010 Olympics fast approaching Brady took advantage of an opportunity to switch from alpine to the action packed head-to-head excitement of Ski Cross. After just two short years he secured himself a position on the world cup “C” team with Alpine Canada and a spot on the World Cup Tour for the 2008/09 season. He proceeded to make himself a serious competitor on the Ski Cross World Cup, with four top 12 finishes in his first year in the sport. Other highlights from the 2008/09 season included a 7th place finish at the 2009 X Games, and a 16th place finish at the World Freestyle Ski Championships in Japan.
In 2010 Brady continued to show improvement. Despite racing on what turned out to be a still fractured tibia (from a crash at the end of the 09 season) He posted his best results including 3 top 10 finishes on the World Cup, a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team, when four years ago Leman went from living the Olympic dream to suffering through an injury when he fractured his right leg in a training run the day before the ski-cross races were set to begin at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
With only three male racers qualifying for Sochi, Leman will be joined at the Olympics by teammates Chris Del Bosco and Dave Duncan. The 27-year-old Leman is entering Sochi ranked fifth in the world.
Join Bellstar in supporting Western Canada’s enormously talented ski and snowboard professionals!
Stay™ | this Winter & Support Brady Leman’s Push to the Podium
Brady is a World Cup Ski Cross Gold and Silver Medalist, and a front runner to bring home a medal in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Learn more about Brady Leman, Bellstar’s Sponsored Athlete! A portion of the proceeds go directly to Brady Leman’s Olympic “Push to the Podium” fundraising account.
– Discount off of our Best Available Rate for a 2-night stay
– A personalized souvenir from Brady Leman
– A signed welcome letter Brady Leman
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