Birth Place: Quebec City, QC
Hometown: Quebec City, QC
National Team Since: 2014
Home Club: Stoneham
Sponsors: École Vision, Ékinox, Performance Bégin, Hart Ski Japan, Nutritionniste du Sport, Oakley, Gagnon-Rochette SF
Mogul skiing from a young age mesmerized Laurent Dumais. His father would take him to Stoneham, Quebec, where he would learn the basics of the sport. As a kid, he one day saw a group of skiers with patches on their knees and asked his father who they were.
He was watching the Stoneham freestyle team train and wanted to try it himself, which would eventually start the evolution of Laurent becoming a mogul skier. Like many skiers from Quebec, he was also inspired by legendary names like Jean-Luc Brassard and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau.
But he was also drawn to local Stoneham stars the Marquis brothers (Vincent and Philippe), as well as a young Alexandre Bilodeau who’s career was starting to flourish at the time.
Laurent would get his call to the national team in 2014 and has been progressing ever since. In 2016 he made his biggest breakthrough by finishing third at the Val Saint-Côme FIS World Cup to grab his first career Word Cup podium in only his seventh event.
A few weeks later, Laurent was selected to represent Canada at the 2016 FIS Junior Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, where he would go on to capture gold in the dual moguls event.
His 2015-16 season made him an easy selection to receive Freestyle Canada’s NextGen award for mogul skiers, given to outstanding up and coming high performance athletes across Canada.
Outside of skiing, Laurent enjoys Crossfit training and watching Japanese anime.