Emeline Bennett was not born in Whistler, BC but her parents and grandparents have a long history in the community, and she was fortunate to call it her second home. Emeline started skiing the Creekside bunny hill at two years of age and never looked back. After her run through the ski school levels, she stepped into the ski racing world at age 11 and joined the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. She raced with the club for seven seasons and credits those years for laying the foundation of her success in sport, academics, and life.
She is grateful for the multitude of amazing coaches that have passed through the race team and knows that they, alongside her teammates, pushed and inspired her to become the athlete that she is today. The level of professionalism, respect, and dedication that the Whistler Mountain Ski Club instilled in her is often recognized and will always be carried with her as she moves through the world of ski cross racing and the rest of her adult life.
Alongside a love of Whistler’s snow-covered mountains, her appreciation of nature encouraged her to find new ways of spending time outdoors. This led her to the trails, the ever-growing mountain bike community, and a huge part of her off season which is now spent on two wheels. In the “on” season Emeline competes in ski cross and is making her debut on the Europa Cup circuit in February 2022. With her family history and her entire ski career stemming from the amazing town, Emeline is proud to represent Whistler, BC and hopefully one day her country on the World Cup ski cross stage.