Erik Guay was born to do this. Skiing runs in the family. Christian and Stefan, Erik’s brothers, have been members of the national team, his mother is an instructor at Mont-Tremblant, and his father is a coach.
Guay took part in his first ski races in 1987, when he was 5. He became a member of the national team in 1998, at age 17.
Today, Guay stands tall as the greatest Canadian skier of his generation. He has reached the World Cup podium 19 times, just one shy of the Canadian record held by Steve Podborski and Nancy Greene-Raine.
He's won a world championship and a World Cup discipline title, but an Olympic medal is still missing from his ledger as he looks towards his third Winter Games. Guay missed the podium, with a fourth place showing in the super-G in 2006, and four years later at the Vancouver Olympics was fifth in both the downhill and super-G.
Heading into 2013-14, Guay is looking to recover from off-season knee surgery. If he makes it to Sochi, he intends to take advantage.