Erik Guay

Erik Guay (* August 5, 1981 in Quebec ) is a Canadian alpine skier. He specializes in the disciplines of downhill and Super -G. In the 2009/10 season, he decided the Super - G World Cup itself, in 2011 he became world champion in the downhill. His younger brother Stefan Guay was also skier.


The francophone Canadians took in December 1996 for the first time in FIS races in part, inserts in Nor- Am Cup followed in February 1997. On December 10, 2000 he played his first World Cup race, the giant slalom in Val d'Isere. In the Nor- Am Cup he achieved in the 2001/ 02 season in second place overall, and decided the exit rating for themselves. The first World Cup points he won on December 14, 2002 as the 28th departure in Val d'Isere.

Guay finished in the 2003 World Cup in St. Moritz in both the downhill and super-G surprising sixth place. His first podium in the World Cup he reached early in the season 2003/ 04, as he drove in the departure of Lake Louise behind Michael Walchshofer to second place. Shortly after he retired in training for downhill in Val Gardena in a fall a serious knee injury and was sidelined for the rest of the season. With four top-10 results he achieved in 2004/05 a successful comeback.

Both the 2006 Winter Olympics and in the 2007 World Cup he just missed a medal when he finished fourth respectively in the super - G and the downhill. Especially just the decision was made in 2007, to its disadvantage, as if he only lost two hundredths of a second over third-placed Patrik Järbyn.

On February 24, 2007 Guay won his first World Cup race, the downhill on the Kandahar piste in Garmisch -Partenkirchen. In the 2009/10 season he decided with two wins in Kvitfjell and the World Cup Finals in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, the super - G World Cup itself. He was only the second Canadian to win a World Cup discipline. Previously this was only Steve Podborski succeeded, who had won in the 1981/82 season equal on points with the Swiss Peter Müller the downhill World Cup. At the Olympic Winter Games 2010 Guay was fifth respectively in the downhill and super-G and 16th in the giant slalom. In the super -G he lacked only three hundredths of a second over third-placed Andrew Weibrecht.

In the 2010/11 season Guay initially could not quite match the level of the previous winter. He finished third in the super -G in Val Gardena, but otherwise was not an eleventh square. At the World Championships 2011 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, but then he celebrated the biggest success of his career, winning the gold medal in the downhill. Both in the 2011/12 season and in the 2012/13 season he succeeded in World Cup downhill second and third place, while he was able to celebrate two downhill victories in the 2013/14 season.


Olympic games

  • Turin 2006: 4 Super -G
  • Vancouver 2010: 5 Downhill, 5 Super G, Giant Slalom 16
  • Sochi 2014: 10 Departure

World Championships

  • St. Moritz 2003: 6 downhill, Super-G, 6, 17 combination
  • Bormio 2005: 22 Departure
  • Åre 2007: 4th exit, 6 Super -G
  • Val d'Isere 2009: 19 Super -G
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 1st exit
  • Schladming 2013: 23 Super -G

World Cup ratings

  • Season 2006/ 07: third Downhill World Cup
  • Season 2009/ 10: 1 Super - G World Cup
  • Season 2011/12: 7 downhill World Cup
  • Season 2011/12: 6 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 2012/13: 6 Downhill World Cup
  • Season 2013/14: 3rd downhill World Cup

World Cup wins

  • 22 podiums, 5 wins:

Junior World Championships

  • Pra Loup / Le Sauze 1999: 19 Giant Slalom, Super -G 20
  • Mont Sainte -Anne 2000: 16 Super -G, downhill 33
  • Verbier 2001: 9 Giant Slalom, Super -G 14 22 Departure

Nor- Am Cup

  • Season 2001/ 02: 2nd overall, 1st exit rating, 2 Super -G standings
  • 11 podium finishes, including one victory

Other successes

  • 8 Canadian championship Super -G in 2002, 2003 and 2010
  • Departure 2002 and 2007
  • Giant Slalom in 2007 and 2008
  • Combination 2002