Brigitte Acton


A two-time Olympian, Brigitte Acton has skiing in her blood, thanks to her parents who were both members of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. Her mother Diane Pratte competed at the Sapporo 1972 Winter Games and was one of her first coaches along with her father Gordon. Acton retired from alpine skiing in August 2010 after finishing 17th in the slalom at Vancouver 2010. She had earned her best Olympic result at Turin 2006 when she finished 10th in the combined.

Acton competed at the FIS World Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009 with her best result a 12th place finish in the combined in 2005. She made her World Cup debut in November 2003 and would go on to record a career-high placement of 10th twice, both times in combined events.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2006 TurinSkiing - AlpineCombined - Women10
2006 TurinSkiing - AlpineGiant Slalom - Women11
2006 TurinSkiing - AlpineSlalom - Women17
2010 VancouverSkiing - AlpineSlalom - Women17

Notable International Results

World Championship Results

2009 (Val d'Isère, FRA): 25th – slalom 2007 (Are, SWE): 42nd - giant slalom; DNF - super combined 2005 (Santa Caterina, ITA): 12th - combined; DNF - slalom; DNF - giant slalom

Career Notes

2009-10: Posted two 17th-, one 19th- and one 20th-place results on World Cup circuit ... Won an FIS slalom race in August. 2008-09: Finished two World Cup races, best result 19th in slalom in Semmering, AUT ... Finished 25th in slalom at WC. 2007-08: Suffered broken sacrum that kept her out 12 months. 2006-07: Finished 42nd at WC ... Achieved top-30 in overall World Cup giant slalom and slalom standings ... Three top-20 World Cup finishes with top result 13th in super combined in Reiteralm, AUT. 2005-06: Recorded 10th, 11th and 17th place finishes at Olympic Winter Games ... Canadian slalom champion ... On World Cup circuit, matched career-best finish of 10th in super combined in Hafjell/Kvitfjell, NOR (03/04/06) ... Won silver at Junior WC in Bardonecchia, ITA (02/26/05) ... Overall Nor-Am Champion ... Named 2005 Breakthrough Female Athlete of the Year by Alpine Canada. 2004-05: Notched career-best World Cup result, 10th in combined in San Sicario, ITA (02/27/05) ... Finished 12th at WC. 2002-04: First World Cup finish was 25th in giant slalom in Maribor, SLO (01/24/04) ... Won silver in super-G at Junior WC in Puy St. Vincent, FRA.