Rémi Drolet

About

Date of birth:
August 31, 2000
Place of birth:
Trail, BC
Hometown:
Rossland, BC
Club:
Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club
Coach:
Dave Wood
Wax Technician:
Dave Wood
Personal sponsors:
Julbo Eyewear
Equipment:

Skis: Fischer
Poles: Swix
Boots/Bindings: Fischer, Alpina

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:

Remi has been involved in Canada’s junior development program since he made his Junior World Championship debut in 2017. Steadily working his way through the athlete pathway, Remi has demonstrated tremendous potential while representing Canada at the last three World Championship events: Soldier Hollow (2017); Lahti, FIN: (2018); and Oberweisenthal, GER (2020) where he backed up a fourth-place finish in the 30-kilometre skate-ski mass start race by leading Canada’s first-ever medal-winning relay team at the premiere junior international race. Remi skied the anchor leg where he crossed the finish line in the silver medal position. Remi also received his first taste of World Cup racing in 2019 when he compelted in the World Cup Finals in Quebec City.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:

Growing up in Rossland, B.C., Remi has played all psorts since he can remember: alpine skiing, soccer, mountain biking and hockey. Like most Canadian kids, Remi put his time into the sport of hockey, but it was time to move on. Looking for something else to chase excellence in – cue up cross-country skiing. As a youngster, Remi would follow his parents to the cross-country skiing on the packed hiking trails near his home. He had never skied a groomed trailed or even knew what cross-country was prior to taking lessons with his classmates at school. He immediately found joy in ths sport, and at the advice of one of his instructors, suggested he whould join the local Track Attack Racing program. Remi always had a strong endurance whenn it came to running, so this combined with having access to many top-notch coaches in the area had a significantly positive impact in his development in the sprot. Remi never looked back.

He found a new-found love of training and racing, as well as a competitiveness that kept him motivated to chasing new goals each year. He has been steadily improving and represents one of many talented next generation of Canadian skiers. Remi is hopeful he wall continue to develop and improve so that one day he will be able to compete with the best skiers in the world.

Personal:

Simply put – Remi loves his time outside. He spent a great deal of his childhood hiking and camping, and he lvoes being the mountains and woods of the wilderness. Apart from this, he also has a strong interest in science and technology. In addition to chasing his Olympic dreams, Remi is focused on his academics while studying physics and mathematics at Harvard University. It his goal to be part of what he describes “the incredible and ever accelerating technological development in the world.” Remi is a fantasy and science fiction enthusiast. He absolutely loves board games and table top games.  If you are ever looking for someone to play a game with, he is your man!

Notable Results

2020 – World Junior Championships, Oberwiesenthal, GER: 4 (30 km F Mst), 2 (4×5 km Relay)

2019 – World Junior Championships, Lahti, FIN: 7 (30km C Mst)

2017 – US National Championships and Canadian World Junior Trials, Soldier Hollow, USA: 1 (11km C Mst)

Full Results

World Championship Results:

2020 – World Junior Championships, Oberwiesenthal, GER: 4 (30 km F Mst), 2 (4×5 km Relay), 29 (10km C), 23 (Sprint F)

2019 – World Junior Championships, Lahti, FIN: 7 (30km C Mst), 20 (10km F), 25 (Sprint), 11 (4x5km Relay)

2017 – World Junior Championships, Soldier Hollow, USA: 50 (10km F), 49 (Skiathlon)

World Cup Results:

2020 – World Cup Finals, Quebec City, CAN: 51 (15km F Pursuit), 52 (15km C Mst), 67 (Sprint F)

National Results:

2020 – Haywood NorAm, Mont Ste-Anne, Que.: 1 (10km C Junior), 5 (30km F Mst)

2019 – Canadian Ski Championships, Gatineau, Que.: 2 (10km C), 3 (15km F Pursuit),

2019 – Haywood NorAm, Red Deer, Alta.: 1 (10km F), 8 (Sprint F), 1 (15km C Mst)

2019 – Haywood NorAm, Kelowna, B.C.: 2 (Sprint F), 1 (15km C)

2018 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alta.: 6 (30km C Mst)

2018 – Haywood NorAm, Vernon, B.C.: 13 (15km C)