Hall of Famer

Thomas Grandi

Affiliated Discipline(s): Alpine
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta
Active Career Period: 1992–2009
Induction CSHF: 2018-19
Induction Category: Alpine
Photo courtesy of Tantalus Lodge.

A four-time Olympian and a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team for 14 years, Grandi‘s career was highlighted by two World Cup giant slalom victories in Alta Badia, Italy, and Flachau, Austria, in 2004. His Alta Badia win was the first ever by a Canadian male in a technical event.

Grandi holds the men’s record for most Canadian championship titles (11) and finished his career with nine World Cup podiums, third most among Canadian men.

Following his retirement at the end of the 2007 season and after a brief comeback attempt to make the 2010 Winter Olympics, he decided his commitment to his family outweighed his desire to continue racing. He served as president of Alberta Alpine in the year following his retirement.

Grandi, also a member of both the Banff and Alberta Sports Hall of Fames, is married to Sara Renner, who won a silver medal in cross-country skiing in the 2006 Olympics in the team sprint with Beckie Scott. The couple have three girls: Aria, Gabriella and Maya.

Thomas and Sara own and operate the Paintbox Lodge, a boutique hotel in Canmore, Alberta, and recently took ownership of Talus Back Country Lodge and are looking forward to welcoming guests. Thomas is an ACMG certified ski guide and will be taking skiers into the backcountry in winter or hiking in the summer.


Please Note: The ski information gathered here is compiled from a number of sources; it may not be inclusive of all accomplishments.
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