Canadian Olympic Medal Count
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand won Canada’s first Olympic medal in men’s ski slopestyle, capturing bronze at PyeongChang 2018. Four years earlier, he’d been the lone Canadian in the Olympic debut of men’s ski slopestyle at Sochi 2014 where he advanced to the final.
After a disappointing result at his FIS World Championships debut in 2013, Beaulieu-Marchand finished fourth at the world championships hosted by the Association of Freeskiing Professionals. He made his return to the FIS Worlds in 2017, making the slopestyle finals. In the inaugural Big Air event at the 2019 World Championships, Beaulieu-Marchand took home bronze after just sneaking into the final coming ninth in qualifications.
Beaulieu-Marchand joined the FIS World Cup circuit in September 2012, finishing fourth in his debut in Ushuaia, Argentina. He stepped onto the World Cup podium for the first time in January 2013 when he won bronze at Copper Mountain, Colorado, and ended the season fourth in slopestyle rankings. His next medal came in 2017 in his hometown of Quebec City.
In December 2013, Beaulieu-Marchand finished second at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. While competing at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen, Beaulieu-Marchand tore his left ACL. He underwent surgery and spent nine months sidelined from competition. He was scheduled to compete at the 2016 Winter X Games, but broke his left collarbone just before the competition. Finally healthy, Beaulieu-Marchand enjoyed one of his best seasons in 2016-17, which included a bronze medal at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado in December followed by a bronze medal at the Winter X Games in Aspen in late January. His breakout year came in 2019 when he won four X Games medals in a single calendar year, Big Air and Slopestyle silver at Aspen, Real Ski bronze, and another Big Air bronze in Norway. Beaulieu-Marchand hasn’t finished outside the top-5 at any Winter X Games event since 2017.
A Little More About Alex
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age two, inheriting his passion from his grandfather… Got into slopestyle when he was 12… Grew up in a family of skiers, but started slopestyle when a friend skiing the park inspired him to do more… Outside Interests: Loves surfing and tries to do it as much as possible… Also enjoys wakeboarding, mountain biking, going on camping expeditions… Odds and Ends: Nickname: ABM… Favourite motto: “If you don’t believe it, it won’t happen!”…
|2014 Sochi||Freestyle Skiing||Slopestyle - Men||12|
|2018 PyeongChang||Freestyle Skiing||Slopestyle - Men||Bronze|
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2018 - BRONZE; 2014 – 12th
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 11th; 2013 – 52nd
Winter X Games: 2018 - 5th (Aspen); 2017 – 15th (Norway), BRONZE (Aspen); 2015 – 9th (Aspen); 2014 – 16th (Aspen); 2013 – 15th (Aspen), 5th (Tignes)