Marie-Pier Préfontaine celebrates a 9th place finish in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Beavercreek, U.S.
Préfontaine in action in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek, U.S.
Préfontaine breezes to a 9th place finish in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Beaver Creek, U.S.
Prefontaine kicks up some spray during the first giant slalom race of the season in Solden, AUT.
Prefontaine maneuvers a gate in the giant slalom at Solden, AUT
Prefontaine competes in the opening giant slalom race of the 2013-14 season in Solden, AUT.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine races in World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine races World Cup giant slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine during World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine after the super-G in Lake Louise.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine races World Cup giant slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine on her way to a 25th-place finish in Are, Sweden.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine races in super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine in action during World Cup giant slalom in Aspen.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine at the World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine finishes second in the Nor-Am Cup super combined rankings.
Marie-Pier Prefontaine
Marie-Pier Préfontaine wins the ladies' giant slalom in Aspen, USA, Wednesday.
Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Marie-Pier Prefontaine
Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Madison Irwin (left), Marie-Michèle Gagnon (middle), Marie-Pier Préfontaine (right)
Madison Irwin (left), Marie-Michèle Gagnon (middle), & Marie-Pier Préfontaine (right)
Group Photo
Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Top row, left to right: Madison McLeish, Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Anna Goodman, Madison Irwin. Bottom row, left to right: Erin Mielzynski, Ève Routhier, Larisa Yurkiw, Kelly VanderBeek, Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Marie-Pier Préfontaine
Marie-Pier Préfontaine skis in the first run of the giant slalom in Lienz Austria.

Marie-Pier Préfontaine

Alpine

A naturally gifted skier who specializes in giant slalom and super-G, Préfontaine is a proven World Cup performer who has one top-10 finish to her name. The 2010 Olympian has dominated at the Nor-Am Cup level – racking up 22 podiums, including 14 wins. Off the hill, ‘MP’ runs a successful ski scarf business called ‘IGOTSWAGG.’

 
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine celebrates a 9th place finish in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Beavercreek, U.S.
  • Préfontaine in action in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek, U.S.
  • Préfontaine breezes to a 9th place finish in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Beaver Creek, U.S.
  • Prefontaine kicks up some spray during the first giant slalom race of the season in Solden, AUT.
  • Prefontaine maneuvers a gate in the giant slalom at Solden, AUT
  • Prefontaine competes in the opening giant slalom race of the 2013-14 season in Solden, AUT.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine races in World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine races World Cup giant slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine during World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine after the super-G in Lake Louise.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine races World Cup giant slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine on her way to a 25th-place finish in Are, Sweden.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine races in super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine in action during World Cup giant slalom in Aspen.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine at the World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine finishes second in the Nor-Am Cup super combined rankings.
  • Marie-Pier Prefontaine
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine wins the ladies' giant slalom in Aspen, USA, Wednesday.
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Marie-Pier Prefontaine
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Madison Irwin (left), Marie-Michèle Gagnon (middle), Marie-Pier Préfontaine (right)
  • Madison Irwin (left), Marie-Michèle Gagnon (middle), & Marie-Pier Préfontaine (right)
  • Group Photo
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Top row, left to right: Madison McLeish, Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Anna Goodman, Madison Irwin. Bottom row, left to right: Erin Mielzynski, Ève Routhier, Larisa Yurkiw, Kelly VanderBeek, Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine
  • Marie-Pier Préfontaine skis in the first run of the giant slalom in Lienz Austria.
 
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Top Results

9th – Giant slalom – FIS World Cup – Arber-Zwiesel, GER (2011)
13th – Giant slalom – FIS World Cup – Aspen, USA (2012)
Giant slalom champion - Nor-Am Cup (2011)

World Cup rankings

(2013-14)
Overall: 74th
Giant slalom: 25th

Birth date: 18/10/1988
Birth place:
Ste-Agathe, Que.
Residence:
Saint-Sauveur, Que.
Hometown:
Saint-Sauveur, Que.
Ski club: Mont Saint-Sauveur
Made team: 2006
Sponsor: Hermes, DGRMPLC
Height: 5-3
Weight: 146 pounds
Skis: Rossignol
Boots: Rossignol
Poles: Leki
Helmet: POC
Goggles: POC

Nickname: M-P . . . easier for English people - so they don’t mess up the pronunciation of my name. And they sometimes call me Koala, because I sleep a lot.
 
Best moment in ski racing: Probably when I came ninth (in 2011) in giant slalom at the World Cup in Zwiesel, Germany.
 
Worst moment in ski racing: When I tore my knee before world juniors in 2007.
 
What one thing would you change about ski racing? Instead of combined races I would do duels/team events. They are way more entertaining to watch!

Best World Cup stop: I think it would be Cortina, Italy. It’s an amazing ski area. The snow is always amazing and I LOVE Italian food!
 
Person you look up to most in ski racing: Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg. She has her own technique and can take the straightest line of all the girls!
 
On your iPod: A lot of hit list stuff. I pretty much need my iPod to survive. I use it every single day on the road travelling - at the start of a race and during training. I love rap - Zion I, Eminem, The Roots, Kid Cudi and Asher Roth.
 
Favourite movie: I don’t know if I have a favourite movie but I'm addicted to TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl. I've seen them all.
 
Hockey team: The Habs - Montreal Canadiens. I'm from Montreal - I have to support them.
 
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? I don’t know. Lance Armstrong?
 
Something no-one knows about you: I have my bow and arrow hunting permit. I used to go hunting with my dad when I was young but don’t have time anymore because hunting season is in the fall and I'm always at ski camps in Europe at that time!
 
Favourite activities other than skiing: Mountain biking, tennis, trail running, shopping, hanging out at the beach with my friends and going surfing!
 
Superstitions: I always wear a scarf that I make myself. I’d like to think that it brings me luck!
 
If a movie was made about your life, who should play the lead role? Me - haha! Umm, Jennifer Garner maybe . . . I don’t know.
 
What’s a talent you wish you had? I wish I could learn new languages really easily and be good at cooking!
 
If you weren’t a skier what would you be? I would like to be a tennis player. You have less equipment to carry around airports and you train in warm weather climates.
 
Funniest thing you’ve seen in ski racing: At world championships there was a kid from a country where there is probably not too many ski hills and he was wearing a knitted downhill suit! I don’t think it was fast.
 
Describe yourself in three words: Laid back, chilled.

Finishes in the top 20
20ième - Giant Slalom - Val d'Isere, FRA (Dec. 2013) 
19th - Giant Slalom - St. Moritz, SUI (Dec. 2013)
9th - Giant Slalom - Beaver Creek, USA (Dec. 2013)
15th - Giant slalom - Ofterschwang, GER (March 2013)
13th – Giant slalom – Aspen, USA (Nov. 2012)
19th – Giant slalom – Soelden, AUT (Oct. 2012)
16th – Super-G – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2012)
18th – Giant slalom - Spindleruv Mlyn, CZE (March 2011)
9th – Giant slalom – Arber-Zwiesel, GER (Feb. 2011)

2014 Olympic Winter Games - Sochi, RUS
20th - Super-G 
DNF - Giant slalom 

2010 Olympic Winter Games – Vancouver, B.C.
29th – Giant slalom

National championship podiums
Canadian champion - Giant slalom - Whistler, B.C. (2014)
2nd - Giant slalom - Whistler, B.C. (2013) 

FIS World Ski Championships
28th - Giant slalom - Schladming, AUT (Feb. 2013)
28th - Super-G - Schladming, AUT (Feb. 2013)
24th – Giant slalom – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2011)
24th – Super-G – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER (Feb. 2011)
35th – Giant slalom – Val d’Isere, FRA (Feb. 2009)