Filip Gigic

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Member From 2009 to 2012

  1. What
    club(s) did you ski with?
    Kananaskis, National Alpine Training Center
  2. 2.   Who were some of your coaches? Scott Zahn, Ian Fulton,
    Victor Dockal, Andrew Sartisson, Richard Jagger, Duane Baird
  3. Highlight of
    your career with the provincial team?
    Traveling and
    competing all over the world with my teammates.
  4. Highlight
    of your ski racing career?
    It’s not easy to pick
    only one highlight, I love all the people I met and all the places I visited.
    Winning is always a highlight.
  5. Who were some of your teammates? Cody Pederson, David Law, Mike Law, Curtis
    Mckillop, Jonas Haehlen, Jeff Bell, Rob Greig, Tony Naciuk, Vicky Michalik, Tianda Carroll, Tess Davies, Steph Irwin,
    Logan Thackray, Jenn Saunders, Cath Wood, Andrea Turner, Thea Miles, Celine
    Rytz, Katie Gibson and many, many more.
  6. Do
    you have any tips you’d like to pass on to young racers?
    Enjoy every minute
    of your own personal journey. Don’t focus on race to race but rather your
    long-term development as an athlete and more importantly as an individual.
  7. What
    are you doing now?
    I am currently studying Marketing
    at the University of Calgary and work part-time.
  8. Are you still involved with ski racing?
    I am still heavily
    involved with ski racing. I coach on weekends at Nakiska as well, I sit on the
    Board for the Nakiska Alpine Ski Association. Trying to bridge the gaps between
    coaches, parents and athletes that exist at times.
  9. Would you tell us a little about how ski racing has contributed to your
    life and work?
    As with many people that
    participate in organized sport, ski racing has been the single biggest asset to
    my life. It has provided me with independence and taught me a strong work ethic
    that I carry with me into my career. I have learned so much on and off the
    slopes and these are things that I try to pass on to younger generations
    pursuing the sport. It is one of the most unique and amazing sports out there
    and it teaches you so much about yourself and how to overcome obstacles that
    are put in front of you.

  10. Anything else you’d like to add?
    Live in the moment, enjoy the sport and take advantage of every
    opportunity that you are given. You meet so many amazing people along the way
    and treasure those relationships. Finally, never forget that you are a role
    model and ambassador for the sport on and off the hill.