Kim Lamarre came back from multiple serious knee injuries to qualify for her first Olympic Winter Games in 2014. She went on to win the bronze medal in the first ever women’s Olympic slopestyle event, sharing the podium with Canadian teammate Dara Howell.
In 2009, Lamarre was invited to compete at the Winter X Games for the first time. After tearing her ACL, she returned to competition in 2011, winning bronze at the Winter X Games Europe and finishing fourth at the FIS World Championships. She was named to the inaugural national ski slopestyle team for 2011-12. But successive ACL tears cost her most of two seasons and she was left off the Canadian team for 2013-14. Undeterred by having to fund her own training and travel, she finished second at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge in December 2013 and won the bronze medal at the Winter X Games in Aspen in January 2014.
In April 2015 Lamarre finished third at the AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) World Tour Finals. She had an unfortunate accident at the 2017 FIS World Championships, injuring herself when she fell in training, but still decided to compete. As a child, Lamarre was inspired by her grandmother Ginette Seguin who competed in alpine skiing at Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956 and would often wear her Olympic outfits around the house.
A little more about Kim…
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age two… Picked up snowboarding at age seven after her mother brought one home from her job at a snowboard factory… Realized that freeskiing in snow parks was possible after watching the movie Propaganda at age 13 and fell in love with slopestyle…As a teenager was mentored by legendary freeskier JP Auclair… Outside Interests: Enjoys gardening, cooking and dancing… Became interested in poker while recovering from her knee injury, finding the game mentally challenging and entertaining; obsessed with reading books and watching videos about how to get better with the goal of becoming a professional player… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” – Lao Tzu… Burns white sage in her hotel room to clear out bad energy…
|2014 Sochi||Skiing - Freestyle||Slopestyle - Women||Bronze|
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2014 – BRONZE
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 26th; 2011 – 4th
Winter X Games: 2014 – BRONZE (Aspen); 2012 – 10th (Aspen); 2011 – BRONZE (Tignes), 5th (Aspen); 2009 – 8th (Aspen)