Heidi Widmer is our sponsored athlete. Let’s meet her!
Heidi was born and raised in Banff as the youngest of four children. Whenever possible, her Swiss father and Canadian mother had the family outdoors in the Canadian Rockies, hiking, downhill skiing, camping and cross-country skiing.
Heidi started skiing at a young age and started competing in cross-country at a regional race when she was 9 years old. Since then, she has graduated with honours from Banff Community High School in 2008 while competing with Foothills Nordic Ski Club. She has been a member of the Alberta World Cup Academy since 2008 and in the spring of 2010 moved to Canmore to continue the pursuit of National and International success.
Heidi has been a member of the Canadian Junior Team for the past three years and has represented Canada at four World Junior Championships as well as four World Cups, to date. Heidi has 17 National Championship medals and for the current 2010/11 season and her goal is to post a top 12 result in the sprint event at the World Junior Championships in Otepaa, Estonia.
When she’s not training Heidi loves hiking, downhill skiing, camping and just enjoying the Rockies with family and friends! And of course, taking a few courses through correspondence from Athabasca University in pursuit of a degree!
Keep up to date with Heidi’s accomplishments on her blog http://heidiwidmer.blogspot.com
(photo courtesy of Jeannie Armstrong)