Hall of Famer

Alexandre Bilodeau

Affiliated Discipline(s): Freestyle
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Induction CSHF: 2020
Induction Category: Freestyle
Alexandre Bilodeau: “The Sochi medal is actually the best way to finish my Olympic career.” | Canadian Olympic Committee. Photo Courtesy Concordia News.

Alexandre Bilodeau was born in Rosemère, Quebec, September 8, 1987.  He calls his hometown Montreal and currently resides there. He started to ski at age 7 and was inspired by his idol, Jean Luc Brassard.

Alex was a member of the Mont Saint-Sauveur Freestyle Ski Club from 1997-2004. He finished in 11th place at his first Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy in 2006. He also became the youngest skier in history to win a World Cup mogul event. He did so in front of hometown fans at Mont Gabriel in Quebec. In 2009, he won the FIS overall titles for both moguls and freestyle. 

Alex was a three-time Olympian and a nine-year member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team. He won an Olympic Gold Medal on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Games and defended his title with another Gold Medal performance in Sochi four years later. Alex won five medals at the FIS World Ski Championships, (3 gold), as well as 48 FIS World Cup medals of which nineteen were gold.

Alex and his teammate Jennifer Heil made giving back to charity a priority and they challenged other athletes to do the same. In honor of his brother Frederic, Alex is a long time supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Association and Special Olympics Quebec.  He is both a spokesperson and a fundraiser for the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres for Cerebral Palsy Research. Alex is also a sponsor of the Alexandre Bilodeau Fund for Adapted Sports at the MAB-Mackay in Montreal in support of helping disabled children reach their full potential through sports. 

Among his many accolades, Alex was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada in 2015, the Medal of Honour by the National Assembly of Quebec in 2017, and in 2019 was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. 

After retiring from competitive sport in 2014, Alex pursued his bachelor’s degree in accounting Science from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal.  Once completed, he focused on his professional career by becoming a Certified Chartered Accountant. Since 2019, Alex is a Senior Advisor with the Walter Capital Partners, a private equity firm. 

Alex still downhill skis on weekends and especially enjoys his newest passion, back-country skiing. Back-flips are no longer a part of his repertoire, but he will forever cherish the memory of the 10 years he competed as a freestyle athlete on the world stage.

 

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