Freestyle skiing’s debut as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics meant good news for the Canadian ski team. Aerialist Jean-Marc Rozon won gold while his teammate Lloyd Langlois took silver.
The Canadian aerialists continued their Olympic success at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games, where Philippe LaRoche won gold and Nicholas Fontaine silver.
At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Jean-Luc Brassard landed Canada’s freestyle skiing team another victory and became to first Canadian male skier to win gold. Philippe LaRoche and Lloyd Langlois returned to the podium after winning silver and bronze in men’s aerials.
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Team earned two medals at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, when Veronica Brenner captured silver and Deidra Dionne bronze in women’s aerials.
Mogul skier Jennifer Heil won Canada’s first gold medal of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. Heil also won her fourth consecutive World Cup title that year.
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Team took three medals at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. Quebec mogul skier Alexandre Bilodeau won the country’s first Olympic gold medal on home soil. Ashleigh McIvor took gold in women’s ski cross, and Jennifer Heil silver in women’s moguls.