One of three moguls skiing sisters who all competed at Sochi 2014, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe made her Olympic debut with a 12th place finish. 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.
In 2009, Dufour-Lapointe became one of the first women to perform a backflip with a full twist in competition.
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…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIS World Championships: 2009 – 18th (dual moguls)