Maxime Dufour-Lapointe skis down a moguls courseTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Maxime Dufour-Lapointe

Biographie

One of three moguls skiing sisters who all competed at Sochi 2014, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe made her Olympic debut with a 12th place finish. Joining her sisters Justine and Chloé, they were just the third trio of sisters to ever compete in the same individual event at the Winter Games.

The eldest of the three, Dufour-Lapointe had been able to experience the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a forerunner for the ladies’ moguls event in which her younger sister Chloé was competing. Dufour-Lapointe made her World Cup debut in February 2007 and has been a regular competitor on the circuit since 2008. In 2009, she became one of the first women to perform a backflip with a full twist in competition.

Dufour-Lapointe earned her first World Cup podium in January 2014 when she finished third in moguls at Deer Valley. She finished her international moguls career in 2018 with four World Cup podiums, including one as part of a podium sweep with her sisters in January 2016.

A little more about Maxime… 

Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age 11… Considered herself an adventurous skier and was tempted to follow a friend into moguls… Outside Interests: Enjoys surfing, horseback riding, sailing and drawing… Attended medical school at Université de Montreal… Odds and Ends: Supports Fitspirit, a non-profit organization that promotes physical activity to young girls… Has received the OLY Canada Legacy Grant to support the Camp 3SDL she founded with her sisters… Inspired by 1994 Olympic champion Jean-Luc Brassard… Usually travels with a teddy bear… Favourite motto: There is no starting or stopping, only doing…

Faits saillants olympiques

Jeux Sport Épreuve Rang
Sochi 2014Skiing - FreestyleMoguls - Women12

Palmarès international

Olympic Winter Games: 2014 – 12th (moguls)

FIS World Championships: 2017 – 16th (moguls); 2015 – 4th (moguls), 9th (dual moguls); 2009 – 18th (dual moguls)