Marie-Michèle Gagnon

Canadian World Cup Alpine ski racer

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Last stretch on the way~~ we’ve been cooped up in the hotel so far due snowfall and fog, but hoping we can get some races off here in Lenzerheide. #limbo

We, athletes often get asked questions about our health routine. How many hours do you sleep? 9 hours How many hours do you train a day? 3-5 hours What do you like to do to decompress? Sauna and reading a good book. What is your eating regimen? I love Mediterranean diet, lots of fruits and veggies! In the end, it all comes down to the 4 pillars of Immune health; exercise, de-stress, eating healthy and quality sleep. The thing is, during cold and flu season you are more likely to come down with a cold or flu if you don’t try to treat each pillar with the same importance. For example, you can sleep 9 hours every night and eat super healthy, but if you aren’t finding time to de-stress, your immune system will still be taxed. Of course, you can’t always control all the pillars to perfection. As a ski racer, I have to stay in hotels often and eat the food from the restaurant. The food can be amazing and balanced, but sometimes it just isn’t what I need. For that reason, I like to add COLD-FX Extra Strength to my routine throughout cold and flu season. COLD-FX Extra Strength helps reduce the Frequency, Severity and Duration of cold and flu symptoms by Boosting the Immune System. If you have more questions about the 4 pillars of health and how I like to tackle it as an athlete, please send me a DM! To be sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label. #ad @coldfx @alpinecanada

The kind of 🤤 GS days that make former ski racers want to come out of retirement for a day. Am I right @mpprefontaine ??🤪✌🏻 MPeanut arc city comeback? Anyone else want to ski that perfect smooth, spring refreeze?

The end of the season is approaching, but the work is still going! Gym training and on-snow training full blast for a strong finish in Lenzerheide 🇨🇭 @alpinestrength 📷 @anna_goody

Spent the last couple of days in 🇨🇭🧀 Great vistas, people, food and most important of all great R&R. Thanks 🤗

👋🏼 San Pellegrino 💛 Starting bib 1 was not my favourite for SG today, but good practice regardless. My heart goes to @kajsalie @rosina_schnee who both had bad crashes today. Next stop—-> World Cup Finals 🇨🇭 📷 @physioski.qc

That moment right before kicking out of the start gate. The focus is so high. One more go at it tomorrow in the SG @skiworldcupvaldifassa It’s my first time starting #1 in SG, I’m pretty excited to lay down the first tracks on the course🤗🤪 Also, pretty happy to be consistently clocking in top 10s again ! 😬✌🏻☺️

Momentum is building 🤗 Today was my career best finish in downhill with a 7th place. Still hungry for more, and thankfully we get another chance tomorrow 💙☺️ Big shout out to my tech @dolinar.miha for making some of the fastest skis day in and day out! Also @head_rebels for the awesome equipment. Let’s go team 🇨🇦! @plankensteinerhansjorg @mannygamper @physioski.qc 📷 @agencezoom

The long weekend of racing in @skiareasanpellegrino starts tomorrow! ☀️ Le vent dans les voiles, où comme me dit ma famille, à fond dans caisse! 📷 @agencezoom

Wait, this feels like Cortina all over again, sun top to bottom, beautiful Dolomite views and a perfect slope. San Pellegrino, so far so good!!! 📷 @physioski.qc

A little mid-season brush up on my GS to dial up the technique. Thanks to Riepen Ski lift in Antholz for the great and private training!🤗 💙 @dreamwater

Time to do a little strength work 💪🏻 📷 @anna_goody

Soul skiing with a side of belated Faschings celebration. 🍩 ☀️💙 Une journée d’aventure en ski pour moi et mon âme après le stress des championnats du monde. Très Comblée!! @obersonboutique @hellyhansen

Today’s Combi closes the World Championship chapter for me. I wish we had a less challenging surface for the slalom part to give you all a better show, but most people dig crashes and slip outs right?😬 @cortina2021 it has been a pleasure to ski your beautiful slopes and enjoy all your vistas. Next focus: Val Di Fassa 🇮🇹 📷 @agencezoom

Thankful for all the anti-rotation core training this summer...because otherwise I was going down at 135km/h. 😬 @nwardyuk @alpinestrength I wish this mistake didn’t happen on that day really, but all I can do is be happy that nothing bad happened. Congrats to @corinnesuter_official @kiraweidle @laragutoffiicial for the medals! Still got the Combi on Monday ☺️

Downhill race tomorrow! It’s such a joy to ski this perfect course in the sun in Cortina. Bib #16 @travisganong told me today that if he was to draw a fantasy ski area and mountain range, it would be this one. I agree 👌🏼 @cortina2021 you’re a skiers fantasy ❤️ 📷 @plankensteinerhansjorg

Top 6 in the SG today! It’s not the coveted medal, but for me it’s a strong solid result. More chances in the next days! So fun to watch @brodieseger almost take home a medal for Canada #4th and my man @travisganong ski into 8th. Also, can you take a hot sec to appreciate the views here in Cortina when it isn’t a blizzard out?! 🤗😊 Mama Mia! 🇮🇹 📷 @physioski.qc @lexinthemiddle @agencezoom

Inside the World Championships bubble with @head_rebels @fisalpine Please let us know what you’d like to see! Tomorrow should FINALLY be the official start of the worlds after some tough weather so far. I’ll be starting bib 12 and @valeriegrenier bib 28. Also, don’t miss the men’s race a little later, go 🇨🇦 go!