Manny Osborne-Paradis is a four-time Olympic Downhill Ski racer with three World Cup Championship titles. He’s famous for winning both a World Cup Downhill and World Cup Super G Race but what’s most compelling about this Canadian from British Columbia goes well beyond his fierce competitive drive and need for speed. Manny is one of those larger-than-life guys with an reputation for being one of the most affable and magnanimous competitors. His generosity of spirit and humility is admirable and refreshing, especially when it comes to motivating younger, upcoming athletes on the circuit.
Manny shares a few memorable highlights from his skiing career. including what it’s like to ski the notorious and death-defying race in Kitzbuhel, Austria. It’s no wonder when Manny announced his retirement from the skiing last fall, the biggest television network in Canada – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) – threw him a farewell party. This is his story.