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Orillia alpine skier finds her groove at national championship

Camille Vibert, recovered from torn ACL, excels in B.C.; Twin Lakes grad looking forward to competing at McGill next year
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Camille Vibert of Orillia shone at the Canadian Alpine Ski National Championship held last week at Red Mountain, B.C. Supplied photo

Camille Vibert raced in the Canadian Alpine Ski National Championship this past week in Red Mountain, B.C.

Vibert, who has been a member of the Ontario Alpine Women's Ski Team for the last three years, had her best finish in the slalom, finishing 27th.

Competing at the event were 95 of the best ski racers in the country aged 16 to 28. That stellar field included national team members who have just returned from the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Three years of elite ski racing around the world has not been without many challenges for the Twin Lakes Secondary School graduate. The talented athlete tore her ACL in 2016 and lost her first season on the provincial team. It has been a long road back through rehab and gaining the mental confidence to race again on the edge.

“I was thrilled to race against the best in the country and know I was within a few seconds of the top girls,” Vibert said.

Vibert has decided to attend McGill University in September where they have a ski team and a lacrosse team.

"I am excited to use my French in Montreal as well as continue to do the sports I love at the university level,” said Vibert, who excelled in the extended French program at Twin Lakes.

Camille's father and brother also spent the winter season at Red Mountain, coaching and racing respectively. Jeff Vibert was the chief of course for the event that brought more than 300 racers from across Canada to compete in alpine events as well as ski-cross.


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