Canada’s Kim Lamarre has a genetic advantage when it comes to skiing – her grandmother represented Canada as a member of the women’s ski team at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina, Italy. She learned to ski at the young age of three at Le Relais in Lac-Beauport, Quebec. Though she never tried competing in moguls or racing, she loved skiing with friends on the weekend.
Like any good Quebec ripper, Lamarre excels at rails (she hit her first rail at the age of 13), and like any Canadian, she’s a huge hockey fan.
She draws inspiration from the likes of Tanner Hall, JP Auclair and Charles Gagnier. Though she tore her left ACL at Winter X Games in 2009, she has proven that she’s fully recovered and ready to get back to dominating: she won the 2010 New Zealand Freeski Open and won a Bronze Medal at Euro X Games in 2011.
This season she will “compete in the major comps and squeeze in some time to film some urban.”
Q & A
Who inspires you?
JP Auclair, Tanner Hall and the B&E show (Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut)
If you weren't a pro skier, what would you be?
I'd be an orthopedic surgeon fixing athletes' knees.
What are you favorite songs right now?
Just some good Bob Marley vibes.
What move/trick are you working on?
I’m really focusing on my jump tricks these days. I really want to get comfortable in the air.
Five items you can't live without?
Skis, iPod, Computer, Good Home, food and cats!
If you could be someone famous, who would it be?
I’d love to see how it is to play hockey like Sydney Crosby. I hope he’ll fully recover from those concussions.
Party animal or Chilling on the couch-type?
I’m a chill girl, I like to take it easy but I do like to party when the fun and right occasion comes around!
What are the things that inspire you?
Ski movies and ski edits are my main sources of inspiration for my skiing. I also find athletes that dominate their sports very inspiring.
What are the greatest hurdles you have had to overcome in your life?
Coming back from a very blown knee at the 2009 Winter X Games and getting my ski confidence back.
What interest do you have other than skiing and why?
I learned how to play poker several years ago in NZ … but never really got to play. Although, when I hurt my knee in 2009, my interest in poker became a lot bigger. I was on the couch for a long time so I watched a lot of it, read a couple books and practiced online. I find this game really challenging mentally and it’s entertaining. I’ve learned, but I still have a lot to master.
Favorite must-have beauty products?
Cetaphil SPF15 moisturizing lotion, Matrix Biolage shampoo, Cetaphil moisturizing soap bar and any Clinic cosmetics
What book are you reading now?
I am currently reading "The Mastery of Love," by Don M. Ruiz.
Favorite place to ski?
I really enjoy skiing at Snowpark mountain in New Zealand as well as Breckenridge mountain in Colorado! These two places in my eyes have the best parks!
Favorite place to vacation?
I went to Hawaii recently, and boy, did I fall in love with it! That place is magical.
Secret celebrity crush?
Let's keep that one a secret. ;)