Cousineau following a 18th place finish in the slalom in Val d'Isere, FRA
Julien Cousineau speeds his way to a 18th place finish in Val d'Isere, FRA
Cousineau tackles the slalom course in Levi, Finland.
Julien Cousineau during World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland.
Julien Cousineau during World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland.
Julien Cousineau competes in the men's slalom in Beaver Creek, USA.
Julien Cousineau
Julien Cousineau
Julien Cousineau
Julien Cousineau
Julien Cousineau
Julien Cousineau
Julien Cousineau

Julien Cousineau

Alpine

A slalom specialist, Cousineau seems to be getting better with age. The funny, engaging native of Lachute, Que., was eighth at the 2010 Olympics, had two top-10 World Cup finishes in 2010-11 and was fifth at the 2011 world championships. ‘Cousi’ battled injuries in 2012-13 but has the talent and experience to be a contender at the very highest level. Cousineau became a father in 2013 when his wife gave birth to their first child, Benjamin.

 
  • Cousineau following a 18th place finish in the slalom in Val d'Isere, FRA
  • Julien Cousineau speeds his way to a 18th place finish in Val d'Isere, FRA
  • Cousineau tackles the slalom course in Levi, Finland.
  • Julien Cousineau during World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland.
  • Julien Cousineau during World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland.
  • Julien Cousineau competes in the men's slalom in Beaver Creek, USA.
  • Julien Cousineau
  • Julien Cousineau
  • Julien Cousineau
  • Julien Cousineau
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Top Results

5th – Slalom – World Alpine Championships – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (2011)
5th – Slalom – FIS World Cup – Val d'Isere, FRA (2010)
8th – Slalom – Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver, B.C. (2010)

World Cup rankings

(2013-14)
Overall: 118th
Slalom: 43rd

Birth date: 17/01/1981
Birth place:
Saint-Jérome, Que.
Residence:
Lachute, Que.
Hometown:
Lachute, Que.
Ski club: Mont-Tremblant
Made team: 1998
Sponsor: Bariatrix FitTime Nutrition, Climatisation Bativac, Lelys
Height: 5-7
Weight: 198 pounds
Skis: Fischer
Boots: Fischer
Poles: Leki
Helmet: Uvex
Goggles: Uvex

Nickname: Cousi
 
Best moment in ski racing: Finishing fifth at world champs (in 2011). My fifth place in Schladming, Austria (January 2010) was a pretty nice moment, too.

Worst moment in ski racing: I can’t really think of one.

What one thing would you change about ski racing? I wish the sport was more popular in Canada. We have such a great time in Europe but here in Canada, it’s not the same. I wish more people were into the sport and amateur sport in general. The Olympics in Vancouver was great but we were quickly forgotten.
 
Best World Cup stop: I really like Wengen (Switzerland). I just like the place. When you go there, everything’s the same way it used to be in the old days. In the morning you go up on the train . . . there’s a lot of history there – it’s a special place.

Person you look up to most in ski racing: It used to be (retired Italian skier) Alberto Tomba, for what he accomplished and how popular he was off the hill. He made skiing popular all over the world – we definitely need more people like him on the World Cup tour.

On your iPod: A lot of everything. I like some of the old classics from the ’70s but I also enjoy rap. I like all styles of music.
 
Favourite movie: The Godfather. It’s a classic. Al Pacino is also one of my favourite actors.
 
Favourite hockey team: That shouldn’t even be a question! The Canadiens, of course.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Somebody interesting. I think Tiger Woods – just to pick his brain. I think he’s one of the best athletes out there.

Something no one knows about you: I’m pretty open. Most people know everything about me.

Favourite activities other than skiing: I love golfing and fishing. If I have a chance to go deep-sea fishing I’ll do that; I have a cabin on a lake and fish there; I like to go and fish in the river. I like all kinds of fishing. It’s so relaxing.

Superstitions: I tend to wear the same things at each race, especially if things are going well. If things don’t go well I will open a brand new shirt for the next race – things like that.
 
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? A lot of people tell me I look like Jack Black, so it would have to be him!
 
What’s a talent you wish you had? I wish I was really good at playing the guitar, or the piano.

If you weren’t a skier what would you be? I would like to be a hockey player or a golfer – a golfer on the PGA Tour.
 
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: I can’t think of any one in particular.
 
Most embarrassing moment: At one race I hit the last gate and almost smoked the inflatable at the finish line. That was at a FIS race and all the World Cup guys were there. That was really embarrassing.
 
Describe yourself in three words: Hardworking. Determined. Tenacious.

Finishes in the top 10
5th – Slalom – Val d’Isere, FRA (Dec. 2010)
8th – Slalom – Levi, FIN (Nov. 2010)
6th – Slalom – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (March 2010)
5th – Slalom – Schladming, AUT (Jan. 2010)
9th – Slalom – Wengen, SUI (Jan. 2009)
10th – Slalom – Wengen, SUI (Jan. 2004)
10th – Slalom – Wengen, SUI (Jan. 2003)

2010 Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver, B.C.
8th – Slalom

Canadian Championship podiums
3rd - Slalom - Whistler, B.C. (2013)
Canadian champion – Slalom – Nakiska, Alta. (2011)

FIS World Ski Championships
5th – Slalom – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2011)