Birth Place: Montreal, QC
Hometown: Montreal, QC
National Team Since: 2009
Home Club: Tremblant / Mont Gabriel
Sponsors: Biosteel, Hart, Jean-Coutu, Les Sommets, Oakley, Oberson, Sonnet
Justine is youngest of the trio of sisters known as 3SDL that also includes eldest Maxime and middle child, Chloé.
Before beginning their skiing careers, all three sisters had other interests at first, spending their summers on the family boat for months at a time. Living in Montreal, the frigid Canadian winters drove the sisters to find a winter activity to keep busy.
They started skiing together as a family and the girls quickly caught on. Justine loved skiing for fun, but in 2010 Justine had the opportunity to watch Chloé compete at the Vancouver Olympic Games and realized that she wanted to become an Olympian and compete in Sochi four years later.
Justine’s immense potential made her one of the youngest people to join the national team at the age of 16 and won her first FIS World Cup in just her third event – making her the youngest athlete to ever win a World Cup. The win was even more special as it came on home soil at Mont-Gabriel.
In 2014, all the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters became Olympians and gave the world one of the most heartwarming memories from the 2014 Olympic games: two sisters sharing an Olympic podium. Justine stepped onto the podium to claim her gold medal, held her sister Chloe’s hand, and they sang the national anthem together, with tears streaming down their faces. At 19 years old, Justine became the youngest athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in freestyle moguls.
One year later, she would go on to capture the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships 2015 and accomplish the rare feat of being a simultaneous Olympic and World Champion. She then went on to capture silver at the 2018 Olympic Games.