Grandi ’87 Becomes First Female President and CEO of Alpine Canada

Vania Grandi ’87 in the middle surrounded by Alpine Canada board members at Lake Louise, AB. (Photo: Malcolm Carmichael)


Calgary, Alta. (December 5, 2017) –The Board of Alpine Canada is pleased to name Vania Grandi to the position of President and CEO effective January 1, 2018. Grandi’s passion and experience as a Canadian ski racer, combined with her leadership and global business skills, positions her well to expand on the strategic vision of Alpine Canada.

Grandi comes from one of Canada’s most illustrious ski families. She was a member the Canadian National Ski Team along with her younger brother, four-time Olympian Thomas Grandi (BMA ’90), and sister Astrid (BMA ’89). She brings a deep understanding of alpine ski racing, with empathy and knowledge of what the athletes, coaching staff and an integrated sport team need to succeed on a global level. Grandi will be the first woman to lead Alpine Canada. She will relocate to Calgary where Alpine Canada is based.

She grew up in Banff and completed high school at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. She received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she captained the women’s varsity ski team and was NCAA All American. Grandi attained her MBA at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. She speaks four languages and is a six sigma black belt.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to follow my passion and focus my efforts on supporting Canada’s athletes and the broader ski community,” said Grandi. “Leading Alpine Canada brings my career full circle and it is a dream come true. Now I want to contribute to helping our athletes, coaches and parents realize their dreams too!”

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