Birth Place: Saint-Mathias sur Richelieu
Hometown: Saint Mathias sur Richelieu
National Team Since: 2017
Félix strapped on his first pair of skis at the age of seven in Val St-Côme. He was with his parents and a couple of friends he thought of as his second family, Chantal Monast and Luc Vigeant. Since that time, those same people have spent many weekends with Félix as he perfected his technique on the slopes. Before getting into aerials skiing, he had spent six years doing competitive gymnastics, which helped give him the confidence to perform bold aerial maneuvers.
It was while watching freestyle skiers train at Val St-Côme that Félix first became enthralled by the idea of “flipping” on skis. By chance, one of the athletes suggested he try the summer water ramps; he quickly agreed, and just as quickly caught the bug. The following spring, Félix joined the Quebec freestyle ski team. And it wasn’t long before the young man from Saint-Mathias sur Richelieu delivered the results of which he’s quite proud today – particularly, his second-place showing on the Nor-Am circuit, eighth place at the Europa Cup (World Cup level), eighth place at the FIS World Juniors in 2017 and fourth place at the Europa Cup in Italy.
Gifted with excellent manual skills and an ability to repair broken objects, Félix soon earned the nickname “Fix-it Felix” – which he doesn’t mind at all, since he enjoys building things with his own hands. When he’s not on the water ramp on summer days or on the Nor-Am circuit, this young man enjoys discovering new places to go hiking with friends before coming back home to the family farmhouse to relax and clear his head.