THE CANADIAN FREESTYLE SKI ASSOCIATION
Hamel bids farewell to freestyle skiing
Christel Hamel has officially retired from freestyle skiing. The native of Montreal, QC first joined the national mogul team in 2011 and mostly competed on the FIS World Cup circuit the last two years.
Hamel, 23, amassed 22 World Cup and 54 Nor-Am starts over the course of her career.
“It wasn’t an easy decision,” said Hamel. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. My results weren’t what I wanted them to be this season. It’s a good time for me to think about doing something new.”
“I still I want to be around the team as much as I can and I will support the team as much as possible. I’ll definitely be in attendance and doing my best to cheer them on when they compete in Quebec.”
One of the many members of the women’s team from the province of Quebec, Hamel enjoyed some of her best success at the World Cups in Val Saint-Côme, including a career-