Birth Place: Quebec City, QC
Hometown: Quebec City, QC
National Team Since: 2010
Home Club: Mont Saint-Anne
Sponsors: Hart Ski, Performance Bégin, Orthodontie Rodrigue & Richard, Chewpod
Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh (SPC) first took to the ski hills of Mont Saint-Anne at five years old but like many Canadians at the time, SPC was inspired by Jean-Luc Brassard to try freestyle skiing. Seeing Brassard compete at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano changed his life. He was only eight at the time though and his mom thought SPC would be too young to try mogul skiing.
After a couple more years of lessons, SPC would join the local freestyle club at the age of 10 and has since dreamed about representing Canada on the Olympic stage. Six years into competing for his club team, SPC was promoted to the Quebec provincial team where he competed for four years before joining the national team in 2010.
SPC’s career almost didn’t happen due to the high costs of mogul skiing and didn't know how realistic it would be to pursue this passion of his. The success he has had on the international level has helped him save his career and continue skiing.
Since joining the national team, SPC has been one of the most consistent mogul skiers on tour placing sixth overall in the world in 2015 and ninth overall in 2014.
A back injury forced his to take some time off and recover during the 2015-16 season, but SPC is back and feeling better than ever and is now looking forward to achieving his lifelong goal of competing in the Winter Olympic Games in 2018..
Outside of skiing, SPC is studying to become a massage therapist at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax. He also hopes to compete in ironman competitions and ultra marathon races once his career is over.