The mountain has been at the center of Kim Lamarre’s entire life. She started skiing at the age of two and snowboarding at the age of seven. With her grandmother, Ginette “Gigi” Seguin, being an Olympian that represented Canada in alpine at the 1956 Cortina Winter Games, Kim started dreaming big at a very young age. She wanted to excel in a sport but she just didn’t know which one. In 2001 Kim saw the skis movie “Propaganda” by Poor Boyz Productions. That’s where her passion for freeskiing started. She now had the dream of competing at the X Games. She achieved that dream when Women Ski Slopestyle made its debut in 2009. She got her first medal in 2011, a bronze at the European X Games in Tignes, France.
To cap off an amazing 2011, the Olympics announced that ski slopestyle would make its debut at the 2014 Sochi Games. Kim now had one goal in mind: Follow her grandma’s footsteps and become an Olympian! Sadly for Kim, she tore a ligament in her right knee both in 2012 and 2013. Consequently, the Canadian Freestyle team decided that the Quebec freeskier wasn’t worthy of a spot on the team anymore. Kim wasn’t ready to give up on her dreams and gave it her 120%. The hard work paid off. With the support of her family, friends and the community, Kim went on to have the best season of her life. A podium finish at the Dew Tour, X Games, and Olympics. The three biggest events of the season.