January 22, 2016 8:56 pm
Updated: January 22, 2016 9:56 pm

World’s best in crazy sport of Ski Cross battle in Alberta

WATCH ABOVE: Ski Cross is the Olympic alpine sport where 4 skiers battle each other down the hill. Team Canada is among the world's best and the only world cup event in our country goes this weekend at Nakiska. Kevin Smith reports.

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The sport of Ski Cross has grown from four races worldwide a decade ago to 16 World Cup races this season.

Ski Cross is the Olympic alpine sport where four skiers battle each other down a complex run with turns and jumps at top speed. It’s quite the rush to watch in person.

Team Canada is among the world’s best: Marielle Thompson won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Brady Leman finished fourth at the same Olympics, while Chris Del Bosco won the 2011 world title.

All three of these Team Canada standouts are among the Canadians that will host the world’s best ski cross racers Saturday at Alberta’s Nakiska ski resort in the only FIS Ski Cross World Cup event in Canada.

Watch below: See what it’s like to fly down the Ski Cross course at Nakiska: take a ride with Team Canada development team member Kevin Drury.

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