In the time since he became the first slopestyle rider to land a backside triple cork 1440, the level of success that Mark McMorris has attained in his young career is truly incredible. Coming out of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, a place considered to be one of the flattest parts of the world, locating a ski resort can be a challenge. This forced Mark to wait until 2009 to begin competing professionally. After his victories in Big Air and Slopestyle at the 2012 Winter X-Games, McMorris secured himself a spot in a very select group with Shaun White and Andreas Wiig as the only three snowboarders to win two gold medals in the same year. At the 2013 Winter X Games he won his second consecutive gold in slopestyle, and settled for silver in Big Air.
- 2013 Dew Tour, Breckenridge - 1st
- 2013 Euro Winter X Games - Silver
- 2013 Burton U.S. Open, Vail - 1st
- 2013 Burton European Open, Laax, Switzerland - 2nd
- 2013 Winter X Games - 1st
- 2013 FIS overall standings - 2nd
- 2013 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2012 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2012 Euro Winter X Games - Silver
- 2011 Winter X Games - Silver
Things To Know:
1. Mark and his older brother, Craig, who's also a professional snowboarder, have their own television show on MTV Canada, called McMorris & McMorris.
2. Involved with charitable organizations Jump Start and KidSport, donating time and equipment.
3. His father, Don, has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Saskatchewan since 1999.
4. Started snowboarding at Mission Ridge Winter Park near Fort Qu’Appelle. When he needed more challenging runs McMorris began spending weekends in Banff or Lake Louise, getting home late on Sunday before school on Monday.