Erin Latimer was born with a congenital amputation of her right arm below the elbow. She started skiing at Craigleith Ski Club near Collingwood, Ont. at age two. Her sister and cousins were already out on the slopes and she was anxious to join them.
She advanced through the ski school and started ski racing in the Nancy Greene Development League at age seven. Since then, Latimer, who is from Toronto, has been racing in the able-bodied program at Craigleith.
In 2012, she was introduced to para-alpine by Gwen Binsfeld, a coach on the Ontario Disabled Alpine Racing Team. Her first competition was in Huntsville at the Ontario ParaSport Winter Games in February 2012.
In 2013, Latimer won the gold medal in the standing giant slalom at the Para-Alpine Canadian Championship in B.C. Her medal was presented by Canadian skiing legend Nancy Greene. She added two Nor-Am titles with gold in slalom and giant slalom.
For 2013-14, she is in her first full season travelling with the World Cup team and enjoyed success at the opening stop on the circuit with two top-10 results. In Sochi, she is expected to race in slalom and giant slalom.
She graduated from high school at the end of January 2014.