Birth Place: Calgary, AB
Hometown: Calgary, AB
National Team Since: 2011
Home Club: Northern Extreme Freestyle
Luke Ulsifer didn't grow up as your typical Calgarian. He lists the Edmonton Oilers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders as his favourite teams. But like so many others from his hometown, Luke has been in love with skiing from a very young age.
Luke and his family moved to Grand Prairie when he was one and first strapped on a pair of skis at the age of three at a very small river valley ski hill called Nighthawk. After starting off in ski racing, Luke decided to make the move to freestyle at the age of 10 after seeing his brother Dane having so much fun after making the switch himself.
Luke competed in just about every freestyle event – moguls, halfpipe, big air – until he was about 14 years old and made the Alberta team in moguls. He got called up to the national team a few years later and was able to compete in his first FIS World Cup on home soil at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
As currently the only male Albertan on the World Cup mogul team, Luke is hoping to pave the way for the next crop of young athletes looking to potentially emulate his path.