Born and raised in the Tropical North Queensland city of Townsville, Alex Ferlazzo took up the sport of luge in 2010 after a friend of his mum's suggested it to him. While at home, Ferlazzo practices his sport on the road down Townsville's Mt Stuart.
He hit the ice for the first time on a natural track in Naseby, New Zealand before heading to an Olympic standard track in Lake Placid. He then competed at his first Junior World Cup series in Park City, Calgary and Igls, producing consistent performances to earn eligibility for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck. At the 2012 Youth Olympics, aged 16, Ferlazzo clocked two personal best runs to finish 19th.
In December 2012, Ferlazzo made history by winning bronze in the Junior World Cup youth men's event in Norway, Australia's first luge medal at this level. In the 2013/2014 season, Ferlazzo's best result is a ninth place at the 2014 Junior World Cup in Sigulda, Latvia.