Alex Cairns was named to the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team for the 2016-17 ski season. In 2014, Cairns was named skier of the year by the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing. Born with Spina Bifida, Cairns began skiing in 2007 at the age of 17 in Whistler, BC. During the 2014-15 season, he came 16th in the giant slalom at World Championships. In the 2015-16 season, at the World Cup Finals, he placed tenth and 11th in the giant slalom and 11th in the downhill.
Giant Slalom: 12th
Birth date: 23/01/1992
Residence: Squamish, B.C.
Hometown: Squamish, B.C.
Ski club: B.C. Adaptive Snow Sports
Made team: 2016
Sponsor: SideStix, Urban Alpine, Superlite Outriggers, Mantech Enterprises
Weight: 135 lbs