Birth Place: Montreal, QC
Hometown: Terrebonne, QC
National Team Since: 2009
Home Club: Val Saint-Côme
Sponsors: Cascades, RBC, Trois Diamants Auto, ID One Skis, Accro Ski-Vélo, CAN Fund et Scott.
To say that skiing is a family affair in the Gagnon household would be an extreme understatement. Marc-Antoine Gagnon has been on skis since the age of two. Gagnon’s parents, Patrice and Diane, met on the hills of Mont Sainte-Anne and honeymooned at ski resorts.
While growing up in Terrebonne, QC, the Gagnon family, including his younger sister and national team member Alex-Anne, would call Val Saint-Côme their home mountain. Marc-Antoine would join the freestyle team at the age of nine and to further help develop their sons skiing abilities, Patrice and Diane purchased a chalet mere steps away from the mogul course.
Today, Val Saint-Côme is one of the premier stops on the FIS World Cup tour where the Gagnon siblings get to compete in front of family and friends, and where Patrice has served on the organizing committee for years.
Marc is also an Olympian having competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and finished just off the podium in fourth place. He calls the experience one of the best in his life. The next year, Marc also captured dual moguls bronze in the 2015 FIS World Championship to complete a historic sweep of the podium with teammates Philippe Marquis (silver) and Mikaël Kingsbury (gold).