BETSY CLIFFORD

Raised on the slopes of Camp Fortune, Betsy Clifford became the youngest skier to ever win a world title, capturing giant slalom gold at the World Championships in 1970 in Val Gardena, ITA, four years later at the 1974 World Championships in St. Moritz, SUI, she captured the downhill silver medal. After placing second in two slaloms earlier in the season Betsy Clifford became the youngest female competitor to ever win a World Championship medal when she stood on top of the podium in Val Gardena in 1970. Her win in the giant slalom came after Clifford had become a junior champion at age 12, senior champion at 13, youngest ever Olympian at 14. Clifford was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.