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: 41st
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Nicknames: Cookie, Dusty - both for obvious reasons. iCook because I'm the guy everyone on the team goes to when they have a computer problem, and I will only use Apple computers.
Best moment in ski racing: Winning the overall Nor-Am and starting my first World Cup at Lake Louise. It was pretty cool to have my first start in Canada.
Worst moment in ski racing: Watching my girlfriend break her leg. I hadn't finished the morning's run so I went to watch her race, which was close by. As she got onto the final few gates she fell and wrapped her leg into a gate, snapping her tibia. Not fun!
What one thing would you change about ski racing? Kick out super combined. It looks so bad on TV.
Best World Cup stop: Haven't been to many yet but Wengen, Switzerland, is pretty special. Awesome sights, good food, huge crowds and a legendary track.
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Bode Miller, for sure. The rebellious attitude and not conforming to the strict rules – being his own person. On the Canadian team, all of them. Jan, for his perseverance, Erik, for how well he’s done, Manny for his attitude and how well he’s done.
On your iPod: A lot of techno and dance music.
Favourite movie: Lucky Number Slevin, definitely the Hangover, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard. It’s a Wonderful Life. I watch it every year at Christmas.
Hockey team: The Sens, for sure.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Muhammad Ali – for his personality, his cockiness and attitude and the quotes that came out of him. There will never be another person like him. He was pretty incredible.
Something no-one knows about you: Everybody on the team knows everything about me!
Favourite activities other than skiing: Hanging out with friends, drinking beers on the patio. You get to see your friends so little when you are on the road.
If a movie was made about your life, would should play the lead role? Donald Glover. My new favourite actor. The guy is simply hilarious.
What’s a talent you wish you had? Any sort of musical talent. Fun fact: I want to be a DJ.
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? My dream would be to be a DJ. I’m learning to produce music – techno, dance.
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: Didn't see it live but Bode Miller continuing to ski the track in Bormio, Italy, when his ski popped off 15 seconds into the world championship downhill in 2005. It’s something only Bode could pull off.
Most embarrassing moment: Skiing slalom in a World Cup super combined (in the 2010-11) season. Having the world’s top slalom skiers run before me, then having me, a guy who never skis slalom ... I don't even want to know what the fans and other coaches were thinking!
Describe yourself in three words: Laidback, confident, fun.
Finishes in the top 30
28th – Super-G – Lake Louise, Alta. (Nov. 2012)
22nd – Giant slalom – Soelden, AUT (Oct. 2012)
Men’s overall champion (2010)
Super-G men’s champion (2010)
Nor-Am Cup podiums
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)