As one of Canada’s youngest Olympic slopestyle hopefuls, snowboarder Mark McMorris has already shown that he has what it takes to be a world-class competitor. Despite hailing from the distinctly mountain-free, and extremely flat, Saskatchewan region, Mark has been considered relative new to the competitive side of snowboarding.
An outstanding performance at the Red Bull Performance camp in New Zealand propelled the rider to new heights and it has been a non-stop rollercoaster ride ever since for Mark. In 2010, Mark secured a 1st at the Empire Shakedown and followed it up with a 2nd against fellow Red Bull teammate Seb Toutant at the 2011 Winter X Games in Aspen.
A sublime victory followed at the 2011 Air & Style contest in Innsbruck confirming a sensational start to the year for Mark after his cab 1260 double cork secured the top spot on the podium.
A talented wakeboarder and a fan of skateboarding, Mark seems to be happiest with his feet off the ground and hasn’t let his sporting achievements go to his head. His biggest goal in life is to make a name for himself and become someone that people will always respect and remember. As the second person to ever stomp the 1440 Triple Cork, it’s safe to say that he’s well on his way to achieving his goal.
2010 - 1st Place - Empire Shakedown
2011 - 2nd Place - Winter X-Games Slopestyle
2011 - 1st Place - Air & Style Innsbruck