One of Canada’s most gifted speed skiers, Dixon has come agonizingly close to a first career World Cup podium and it may only be a matter of time before he joins the ranks of the Canadian Cowboys. The fun-loving Whistler, B.C., native, who made his Olympic debut on his home hill in 2010, has 11 top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit. Dixon suffered a serious leg injury before the start of the 2012-13 season and is working his way back to fitness. Away from the ski hill Dixon has a passion for motorbikes and currently rides a Harley Davidson.
4th - Super-G – FIS World Cup – Beaver Creek, USA (2011)
4th - Super-G – FIS World Cup – Kvitfjell, NOR (2008)
5th - Downhill – FIS World Cup – Kvitfjell, NOR (2009)
World Cup rankings
North Vancouver, B.C.
|Ski club:||Whistler Mountain Ski Club|
Best moment in ski racing: Racing Kitzbühel, in Austria, for the first time. I cracked the top 10 – finishing in sixth place – coming from the back. It was my first big break.
Worst moment in ski racing: Having multiple concussions.
Best World Cup stop: Beaver Creek, USA. I just love the track. The downhill track – jumps are coming at you, it’s just non-stop right to the finish. And then obviously Kitzbühel. It’s the Super Bowl of skiing – it’s crazy.
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Daron Rahlves, of the USA. He was a little guy and he would charge – I loved him for that.
On your iPod: I listen to pretty much everything.
Favourite movie: Super Troopers. It almost makes me want to be a cop.
Hockey team: Canucks … Stanley Cup champions!!!
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? I’m stumped on that one!
Something no-one knows about you: My ears don’t work that well.
Favourite activities other than skiing: Pretty much any sport that involves an engine. Dirt-biking, riding motorcycles. I also like windsurfing, stand-up paddling.
Superstitions: I try not to think about those things too much when it comes to racing and training. If I’m on a good run I will wear the same socks on the same feet.
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? The Rock.
What’s a talent you wish you had? I wish I had my flocking locks and that I could play the guitar. I used to have the thickest head of hair in the world! Not anymore!
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? That’s a tough one. I always liked football, so maybe a football player.
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: One morning, I watched Erik (Guay) during his gym warm-up and he was skipping backwards. He stepped right into a hockey goal and it caught him just like a net. He had no idea what happened – it was pretty good.
Most embarrassing moment: Catching an edge out of the start at a super-G Nor-Am and missing the first gate. That was in Beaver Creek, USA.
Describe yourself in three words: Outgoing, funny . . . good-looking!
Finishes in the top 10
4th – Super-G – Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2011)
10th – Downhill – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2010)
8th – Super-G – Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2010)
6th – Downhill – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2009)
8th – Super-G – Val Gardena-Groeden, ITA (Dec. 2009)
5th – Super-G – Lake Louise, Alta. (Nov. 2009)
8th – Downhill – Lake Louise, Alta. (Nov. 2009)
7th – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2009)
5th – Downhill – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2009)
4th – Super-G – Kvitfjell, NOR (March 2008)
6th – Super-G – Kitzbuehel, AUT (Jan. 2008)
2010 Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver, B.C.
24th – Giant slalom
Canadian champion – Super-G – Le Massif, Que. (March 2009)
FIS World Ski Championships
21st – Giant slalom – Val d’Isere, FRA (Feb. 2009)