Our ambassadors – Max Parrot

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Max’s success is no coincidence.

Born and raised near Bromont ski area and having inherited the DNA of his father, an alpine ski racer national hopeful and Canadian waterski champion, Max was ideally placed to fully develop his natural talent for snow sports.

Max started skiing at the age of 2. When he was 9 years old, a friend of his received a snowboard for Christmas. Max really wanted his own, but his parents were reluctant, worried that snowboarding was more dangerous than skiing – the family sport. Max spent the next summer mowing almost every lawn in his neighborhood to save up enough money to buy his board in the fall.

He polished his snowboarding skills by training at Bromont’s snow park almost every evening after school. To this day Max has displayed the same single-minded focus and commitment in his training in order to become one of the most preeminent athletes in his sport.

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At 16, Max took third place at the St-Sauveur Shakedown, which marked the beginning of his professional career. However, Max’s parents would only allow Max to travel the world alone and loan him the money he would need to enter international level contests if he successfully completed high school.

Max’s meteoric success on the World Snowboard Tour, from his rookie year in 2011 to being World Snowboard Tour Big Air Champion, has led him
to achieve over 33 podiums so far. By now a Slopestyle and Big Air X Games veteran with 6 medals, in 2014 Max joined Mark McMorris as the second male ever to win both Snowboard Big Air and Slopestyle at the same X Games.

Two weeks after the 2014 X Games, Max was the top qualifier in Slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics with a near perfect score, only finishing fifth in the final. He is now viewed by many analysts as a top contender to win both gold medals in the Slopestyle and Big Air events at the 2018 Olympics.

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