Hall of Famer
Jennifer Heil is the first female skier in the world to complete the grand slam in freestyle skiing, winning all major international titles. She also holds a Guinness World Record for the woman with the most gold medals at the FIS Freestyle World Championships, with four, to go, along with two silver medals.
Jennifer made her Olympic debut at Salt Lake City 2002 when she finished fourth as an 18-year-old then followed that by capturing Canada’s first-ever Olympic medal in ladies’ moguls when she won gold at Turin in 2006. The Alberta born skier then won Canada’s first medal of the Olympic Games at Vancouver 2010 – a silver.
A consistent competitor, Heil won the overall World Cup moguls title , five times, amassing 58 World Cup medals (including 25 wins) over her illustrious career.
She is a member of the Alberta, Quebec and Canada Sports Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Meritorious Service Decoration (M.S.C.) awarded by the Governor General of Canada.
Jennifer is a supporter of the “Because I am a Girl” campaign, having personally raised $1M for the organization that promotes the advancement of girls in under-developed countries. She is also a co-founder of B2Ten, a private sector initiative that assists Canadian athletes with training and preparation resources. Most recently she designed and led the development of the B.C. Safe Sport Program, based on victim-centric design principles. It will be the most comprehensive child protection practices in sport in Canada when fully implemented in 2022.
An avid supporter of women in sport, Jennifer is co-producing a documentary series on female athletes tackling social norms and how they impact women in sport. She finished her business degree at McGill University in the spring of 2013, and in 2022, Jennifer graduated from Stanford University in Northern California with a Master of Science degree in Management. When not studying, Jennifer lives in North Vancouver with her partner and two young boys.
- Olympic Gold medalist (2006) and Silver medalist (2010).
- Four-time World Champion. Five-time overall World Cup Champion and multiple FIS World Cup Champion.
- 58 FIS World Cup Medals. Canada’s female athlete of the year in 2007 and 2011.
- Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
- Co-Founder of B210 helping Canadian Athletes to achieve their goals.
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