Biography:

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. She earned her first World Cup podium in January 2014 when she finished third in moguls at Deer Valley.

Through the 2016-17 season, she has four career World Cup podiums, including one as part of a podium sweep with her sisters in January 2016. In 2009, Dufour-Lapointe became one of the first women to perform a backflip with a full twist in competition.

Personal

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… Studying natural sciences at Ahuntsic College… Would like to become a doctor… Odds and Ends: Supports Fitspirit, a non-profit organization that promotes physical activity to young girls… Inspired by 1994 Olympic champion Jean-Luc Brassard… Usually travels with a teddy bear… Favourite motto: There is no starting or stopping, only doing…