Alexandre Bilodeau captured the imagination of an entire nation when he became the first Olympian to win a gold medal on Canadian soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He repeated his gold medal performance at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, and became the first repeat Canadian Olympic champion. A model of perseverance and a source of inspiration to many, he is one of Canada’s most talented young athletes and speaks to the values that took him to the highest peaks of his sport.
A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Bilodeau first fell in love with freestyle skiing when he watched Jean-Luc Brassard compete in Lillehammer. Following in the footsteps of his idol, he became the top Canadian junior in freestyle at the age of just 14. His career wasn’t always tinged with glory, however. At times when many would have quit, Bilodeau rolled up his sleeves and worked twice as hard to become the best athlete he could be.
In the 2013-14 season, the last of his career, Bilodeau finished second at the first three World Cups, in Finland, Calgary, and Deer Valley. He then went on to climb the highest step of the podium at events where he had known previous success in Deer Valley, Lake Placid, and Val-St-Côme. After impressive performances in Japan and Norway, 26-year-old Bilodeau won the last World Cup event of his career in La Plagne.
In recognition of his athletic achievements, Bilodeau was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. Today, he is a senior investment association at Walter Capital Partners, and he previously served as an advisor in the audit team and a senior advisor in transactional services at KPMG.