Athlete Profile

The reigning national combined champion and 1999 Alpine Canada junior athlete of the year, Sara-Maude Boucher, 22, has quickly developed into a threat in the technical disciplines after switching from speed skiing. Last year, Boucher of St-Denis de Brompton, Que., came full circle, competing in both technical and speed events.

Boucher finished second overall on the Nor Am circuit last year, aided by four podium results. She earned a trip to Salt Lake City with a 12th-place finish in the slalom combined at last year's world championships.