Simon d’Artois made history at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen when he became the first Canadian man to win the ski halfpipe event. That came a year after the disappointment of not qualifying for Sochi 2014. Until those X Games, d’Artois had no podium finishes in any major event. But injury trouble struck later that year as he underwent surgery in June to reconstruct his left ACL, MCL and meniscus. Then in September 2016 he broke his left ankle.
He returned to competition at the 2017 X Games and then earned his first World Cup podium finish in September 2017 when he finished third in Cardrona, New Zealand. He added another bronze at the World Cup in Copper Mountain, Colorado in December 2017 that secured his spot at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and has since achieved two more podium spots finishing the 2018/2019 season as the number one Half Pipe skier in the world.
A little more about Simon
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age three… Began competing in local freestyle events at age 13 and joined the Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club when he was 15… Had always loved jumping off things and skiing through terrain parks… Outside Interests: Like to shoot photos when he’s on the road…Enjoys music production and playing piano… Music heroes include Daft Punk, Justice and Soulwax… In the off-season enjoys biking, swimming, camping and hiking… Would like to study architecture, engineering or pursue music.