Evan McEachran grabs his ski while performing a mid air trick

Evan McEachran

Biography

Evan McEachran’s heart has always been in slopestyle skiing, evidenced by the one season he broke five pairs of his racing skis while attempting to hit rails. He was also often caught building jumps at the bottom of race courses. Finally settled into freestyle skiing, he joined the Ontario provincial team at age 11 before joining the national slopestyle team in 2012, making him one of the youngest members ever in the program. 

McEachran stood on his first major international podium in 2014 when he won gold at the AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) World Championships in Whistler. He made his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018 where he finished sixth in the slopestyle final. He qualified for the big air final during his second Olympic appearance at Beijing 2022. 

McEachran was invited to his first Winter X Games in 2015. He came close to his first medal in Aspen in 2019 when he finished fourth in big air. He finally stood on the podium at the 2020 X Games in Aspen when he won slopestyle silver. He added a slopestyle bronze medal at the 2021 X Games in Aspen. He’s also finished fifth twice in big air, in Norway in 2019 and in Aspen in 2021. McEachran won slopestyle gold at the Dew Tour in 2018. 

McEachran made his debut at the FIS World Championships in 2017. Two years later, he finished ninth in the inaugural big air event at the world championships. In 2021, he finished fifth in big air and eighth in slopestyle at the worlds. 

McEachran competed in his first World Cup event in March 2012. He earned his first World Cup medals during the 2017-18 season, taking slopestyle silver in Stubai, Austria in November and slopestyle bronze at Mammoth Mountain in January. His first World Cup podium in big air came in September 2018 when he won silver in Cardrona, New Zealand. He earned a fourth career World Cup medal in January 2022 when he won another slopestyle bronze at Mammoth Mountain. 

A Little More About Evan

Getting into the Sport: Started competing in slopestyle at age 8… Used to build his own terrain parks in his backyard when there was snow… Was a ski racer until he moved into freestyle because he was always hitting rails and making his own jumps… Did moguls on his own for a while until his club started a freestyle program and then competed in moguls, slopestyle and halfpipe… Outside interests: Deferred acceptance to the University of Toronto’s business management program to focus on competing fulltime… Enjoys taking photos and making short videos through the competitive season of all the cool places he travels to so he can share his experiences with a larger audience… Enjoys reading and learning about the places he visits… Spends his off-season skateboarding, hiking, biking…  Odds and Ends: Tries to buy a sticker at every ski resort he visits to put on the roof rack of his parents’ car…  

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
PyeongChang 2018Skiing - FreestyleSlopestyle - Men6
Beijing 2022Skiing - FreestyleBig Air - Men9
Beijing 2022Skiing - FreestyleSlopestyle - Men24

Notable International Results

Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 9th (BA), 24th (SS); 2018 - 6th (SS)

FIS World Championships: 2021 - 8th (SS), 5th (BA); 2019 - DNS (SS), 9th (BA); 2017 - 14th (SS)

Winter X Games: 2022 - 9th (SS - Aspen), 8th (BA - Aspen); 2021 - 5th (BA - Aspen), BRONZE (SS - Aspen); 2020 - 8th (BA - Aspen), SILVER (SS - Aspen); 2019 - 5th (BA - Norway), 11th (SS - Aspen), 4th (BA - Aspen); 2018 - 11th (SS - Aspen); 2017 – 8th (SS - Aspen), 8th (SS - Norway); 2016 – 12th (SS - Aspen); 2015 – 14th (SS - Aspen)