One of Canada’s best up-and-coming skiers, Cook was the 2010 overall Nor-Am champion. The Quebec native has been a regular on the World Cup circuit since 2010 and made headlines by winning the 2011 downhill title and 2012 super-G title at the U.S. national championships. He was also part of a Canadian podium sweep at the 2012 U.S. downhill championships – finishing second. The Ottawa resident has a passion for music and likes to DJ in his spare time.
1st – Super-G – U.S. National Championships – Winter Park, USA (2012)
2nd – Downhill – U.S. National Championships – Aspen, USA (2012)
1st – Downhill – U.S. National Championships – Aspen, USA (2011)
Nor-Am Cup rankings
Giant slalom: 1st
Super combined: 26th
Birth date: 11/02/1989
Birth place: Toronto, Ont.
Residence: Ottawa, Ont.
Hometown: Lac-Sainte-Marie, Que.
Ski club: Mont Ste-Marie
Made team: 2007
Sponsor: Sprott Private Wealth, Silver Management Group, Tommy & Lefebvre
Weight: 185 pounds
Nickname(s): There are a bunch. The obvious ones, like Dusty or Cookie, and some less obvious ones like iCook, because I’m big into technology and Apple – I’m kind of the unofficial team IT guy. My friends from home call me D-Money, but I still don’t know how that one came about.
First memory of skiing: It's fuzzy, but in my first race ever I went around the finish line instead of across it, just like we did in inspection!
Best moment in ski racing: Forerunning at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, winning the NorAm overall title, and earning my first World Cup points in Sölden, Austria.
Worst moment in ski racing: The 2012 world championships in Schladming, Austria. It was an amazing experience but my performance was woeful. Learn from it and move forward.
What is your Olympic dream? Eventually winning an Olympic medal. For now, competing at my highest level and being proud of what I put down on race day.
What's the best thing about having the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia? It might be one of my only chances to go to Russia, and it's on the coast.
If you could listen to one song before leaving the start gate, what would it be? Whatever I'm digging at the time. It could be almost anything – except Nickelback. It would never be Nickelback.
If you could bring any three people in the world - living or from the past - to one of your races, who would they be? My grandfather, who has been one of my biggest supporters and hasn't had the chance to see many races live. Also my mom and dad, who are my #1 fans and behind me no matter what.
Hidden talent: I'm really good at gainers.
If you had just one day left to live, how would you spend it? On a lake. I go crazy without water, and spending a full day on the water, boating, skiing, swimming, relaxing, is paradise for me.
When I’m not skiing, you can probably find me: outside, playing, relaxing or with Abby.
What’s the best thing about your hometown? It's a small big city that doesn't take long to get anywhere, the skiing community is awesome, and my friends/family are there.
The most surprising thing in your suitcase when you’re on the road: I used to travel with a mini sink plunger to loosen up my insanely tight IT bands. They've gotten a little better over the years, thankfully.
Describe your favourite thing to eat or drink during race season: The only staple of my diet is this crazy 'superfood greens' powder stuff. It tastes awful, but keeps me sane while eating heavy, nutritionally lacking, Euro food for most of the winter.
If you could design your own World Cup spot anywhere in the world, where would it be? It would be in North America because we spend way too much time in Europe every season when we have unreal mountains on this side of the pond!
Where is your favourite place to race or train? Colorado, hands down. Mammoth Mountain and Whistler are really fun too.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Teleportation, no question about it. Nothing could be better than that. Except maybe never having to hear a Nickelback song ever again...
If you could build your dream home anywhere in the world, where would it be? That's a tough one. Somewhere on a lake with a great view and plenty of trees.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a teammate do while on the road? Manny says some pretty outrageous things. We actually started a little book of Manny-isms at one point. I should find that thing – it had some real gems!
Who is someone you admire in sport? Bode Miller, for doing things his way and not being satisfied with the status quo.
Finishes in the top 30
28th – Super-G – Lake Louise, Alta. (Nov. 2012)
22nd – Giant slalom – Soelden, AUT (Oct. 2012)
Giant Slalom men's champion (2014)
Men’s overall champion (2010)
Super-G men’s champion (2010)
Nor-Am Cup podiums
1st - Super-G - Nakiska, CAN (March 2014)
2nd - Giant Slalom - Nakiska, CAN (March 2014)
2nd - Downhill - Mont Ste-Anne, CAN (Feb. 2014)
2nd - Downhill - Mont Ste-Anne, CAN (Feb. 2014)
2nd - Giant Slalom - Stowe Spruce Peak, VT (Feb. 2014)
1st - Giant Slalom - Vail, ÉU (Dec. 2013)
1st - Giant Slalom - Loveland Valley Ski Area, USA (Nov. 2013)
2nd - Super-G - Nakiska, Alta. (March 2013)
3rd - Super-G - Nakiska, Alta. (March 2013)
2nd – Downhill – Aspen, USA (Feb. 2012)
3rd – Downhill – Aspen, USA (Feb. 2012)
2nd – Giant slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2011)
2nd – Super-G – Nakiska, Alta. (Dec. 2011)
3rd – Super-G – Aspen, USA (Feb. 2011)
1st – Downhill – Aspen, USA (Feb. 2011)
1st – Giant Slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2010)
3rd – Super-G – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2010)
3rd – Super-G – Burke, USA (March 2010)
2nd – Super-G – Aspen, USA (Feb. 2010)
1st – Super-G – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2009)
2nd – Super combined – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2009)
3rd – Giant slalom – Panorama, B.C. (Dec. 2009)
3rd – Giant slalom – Panaroma, B.C. (Dec. 2008)