Alec Henderson

NextGen - Slopestyle/Big Air
FIS Athlete Profile

Quick Facts

Age: 21

Birth Place: Penticton, BC

Hometown: Penticton, BC

National Team Since: 2022

Home Club: Apex Freestyle Club

Sponsors: Line Skis

Career Highlights:

  • 2022 Canada Cup Overall Winner
  • 2022 Stoneham NorAm Slopestyle, 3rd place
  • 2022 Aspen NorAm Slopestyle, 5th place

Alec first clicked into a pair of skis at the age of 2. Coming from a family who loved the outdoors and growing up near a small ski hill, Alec’s parents encouraged him to ski as much as possible. Alec soon found that he loved catching airtime whenever possible, so when he made friends with people who introduced him to the park, he was instantly hooked. 

At the age of 9, a few of Alec’s friends from his hometown of Penticton, BC, convinced him to join the local freestyle club. Full of excitement, Alec asked his parents if he could sign up for the Apex Freestyle Ski Club and they happily agreed. It was at that moment that Alec found his passion for skiing and absolutely loved the feeling of flying through the air and learning new skills. 

Alec started his competitive skiing career focusing on moguls and competing in regional events across BC. It was at 12 years old that Alec decided to dedicate all of his free time to skiing and that it was truly the sport for him. During his development years, Alec was first coached by Kenni Kuroda, who was the most influential person in his ski career. Kenni taught Alec strong ski techniques, work ethic and how to be a great mentor and leader. 

As Alec continued to develop as a dominant mogul skier, he started to get more drawn to park skiing. He admired the ways skiers can express themselves through creativity and style. In 2019, Alec was faced with a difficult decision when he got invited to both the BC Moguls and BC Park & Pipe teams. Alec knew deep down that freesking was his calling, and took the decision to join the park and pipe program. 

Alec spent the first two seasons on the BC park team without any competition due to the pandemic. This gave the chance to the (at the time) 15-year-old skier to focus on skill development. Alec entered the 2021-2022 season with an open mind, uncertain if he was quite ready for the NorAm circuit. Alec started the season off by winning a Canada Cup in big air, and finishing 5th in slopestyle. This boosted Alec’s confidence which led him to having a breakthrough year with consistent performances on the Canada Cup and NorAm circuit. 

Alec is excited to start the next chapter of his ski career on the Canadian NextGen program where he now lives his childhood dream of skiing year-round with some of the best skiers in the world.


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