Within her age group, Alix Wells goes from top to bottom as quickly as anyone in Canada.
In the 2008-09 season, her first in the K2 division (13- and 14-year-olds), Wells zipped to a national bronze medal in slalom. Prior to nationals, she claimed silver in giant slalom at provincials. Wells ended the year as the No. 2-ranked skier in B.C.
This past season, as a second-year K2 athlete, Wells was ranked No. 1 in B.C. and was considered to be in the top three in the country.
“She has amazing touch on the snow and has a very good mental approach,” said Mike Stratton, head coach of the Prince George Alpine Ski Racers. “She sees the terrain and the hill very well.”
Wells gained extra notoriety in late January when she ran the final leg of the Olympic torch relay in Prince George and lit the cauldron.