Heil, Jennifer - 2008

Heil, Jennifer - 2008

Jennifer Heil

Freestyle Skiing Athlete, Spruce Grove

Inducted in 2008


Jennifer Heil began skiing when she was two-years old. By the age of 19, she was standing on top of a world cup podium. Placing fourth at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics that same year, Jenn sent a signal to the mogul skiing community that she had arrived.

She is the 2006 Olympic Champion, a four-time World Cup Overall Women’s Mogul titleholder (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007), and a two-time FIS World Champion in dual moguls. Jennifer holds eight Canadian national titles.


Jennifer Heil has established a series of firsts for Canadian athletes to follow. She was the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup Overall Mogul Title, and she was the first Canadian to win a medal at the 2006 Torino Games. The mogul event itself made Olympic history as the final was held at night, under the lights. The atmosphere was set with music playing and Canadian flags waving in the 4,000-seat grandstand. Jennifer’s gold medal win set the tone for the rest of the Canadian team and they had the most successful Winter Olympic Games ever.


Jennifer has balanced the world of athletics, meeting challenges, getting an education and being involved in various charitable activities across Canada and in Africa. Her motto in life is: “Dare to Dream”.


Completing her third year in business management at McGill University, Jennifer’s list of accomplishments and records will continue to grow as she prepares for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.