Family ties bind winning ways for Canadian Ski Cross.
The familial ties that bind the Canadian ski world are what make it easier for us to bounce back from injury and adversity. This is no truer than with the members of the Canadian Ski Cross Team who made their families, and all Canadians proud at the 2011 Freestyle World Championship. Julia Murray, who grew up skiing the slopes of Whistler and dreamed of following in her father, Crazy Canuck Dave Murray’s, footsteps. At the 2011 World Championships after blowing out her knee the week prior Murray won the silver medal. Who was on the top step? Teammate Kelsey Serwa, who broke her back at the X-Games just seven days before, who’s own familial ties to Canadian skiing run just as deep. Serwa’s grandfather Cliff is the co-founder of Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, B.C.
Family isn’t always who you are born with sometimes it’s who you surround yourself with. For ski cross veteran and founding member of the team in Canada overcoming adversity surrounded by your ski cross family is what has been a constant in his career. Through injury and perseverance, Del Bosco has one of the most decorated ski cross careers including a gold medal at the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Championship, 26 World Cup podiums, and five X-Games podiums. The ties that bind us together are also what makes us strong and able to continue to stand on top of the world just like Julia, Kelsey, and Chris.