Hall of Famer

Jean-Luc Brassard

Affiliated Discipline(s): Freestyle
Date of Birth / Death: 1972
Hometown: Valleyfield, Que.
Active Career Period: 1990 - 2002
Induction CSHF: 2008
Induction Category: Freestyle - Moguls
Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette - Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports Presents, Le Relais QC, 1994. CTV Sports. CSHFM Collection.

Jean-Luc Brassard was eight years of age when he began skiing on a small mountain near his home in Valleyfield, Quebec. Naturally talented, it was not long before he was seeking challenges beyond those provided by traditional skiing. That challenge came in the form of mogul skiing. He developed rapidly, joining the Canadian National Freestyle team at the age of 17, to begin a brilliant competitive career spanning 12-years. A few short months later on the 2nd of February 1991, at the age of 18, he startled the world of freestyle skiing by winning his first World Cup competition at Mont Gabriel, Quebec.

In FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski) World Cup competition, excluding Dual Moguls, he competed in 117 events worldwide winning an astonishing 20-World Cups, and another 27-Silver or Bronze medals.

He competed at 4-FIS World Ski Championships, in 1991 Lake Placid, USA, 1993 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, where he won his first World Championship, 1995, La Clusaz, France (Silver medal), 1997 Lizuna Kogen, Japan where he won Gold for the second time, and in 1999 Meiringen-Hasliberg, Switzerland. Additionally, he won the Canadian Championships in 1994, 1995 and 1996.

Among his many accomplishments, he competed for Canada in four Olympic Winter Games, in 1992 at the XVI Games in Albertville, France, the XVII Games, Lillehammer, in 1994, Norway, the 1998, XVIII Games, Nagano, Japan, and the XIX Games, Salt Lake City, USA.

The crowning achievement of his career came at the 1994 Lillehammer Games when he won an Olympic Gold medal in Moguls competition. As Pat Smith, chief executive officer of the Canadian Freestyle Skiing Association noted, Brassard took “…his sport to a whole new level, not only was he the first Canadian male ever to win an Olympic Gold medal in snow sports, but he was, and is, a truly great ambassador for his country, his sport, his teammates, and his sponsors”.

Top Ten Finishes:
2004
10th Moguls, FIS Race – Jisan, Korea

2002
9th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Ruka, FIN
8th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Madarao, JPN
8th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Inawashiro, JPN
3rd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Lake Placid, NY, USA
6th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Saint Lary, FRA
8th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Saint Lary, FRA

2001
5th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Tignes, FRA

2000
7th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Madarao, JPN
3rd Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Madarao, JPN
6th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Heavenly, CA, USA

1999
5th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Tandadalen, SWE
5th Dual Moguls, FIS World Ski Championships – Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI
2nd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Inawashiro, JPN
3rd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Blackcomb, BC, CAN
2nd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Blackcomb, BC, CAN
9th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Steamboat, USA
1st Moguls, FIS World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC, CAN
4th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC, CAN

1998
5th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT
3rd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT
5th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Chatel, FRA
5th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Chatel, FRA
4th Moguls, Olympic Winter Games – Iizuna kogen, JPN
1st Moguls, FIS World Cup – Blackcomb, BC, CAN
4th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC, CAN
1st Moguls, FIS World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC, CAN

1997
10th Moguls, FIS World Cup – La Plagne, FRA
9th Moguls, FIS World Cup- La Plagne, FRA
3rd Moguls, FIS World Cup – La Plagne, FRA
4th Moguls, FIS World Cup – La Plagne, FRA
1st Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Tignes, FRA
5th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Tignes, FRA
5th Moguls, FIS World Cup – Tignes, FRA
7th Moguls, Europa Cup – Zermatt, SUI
5th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
3rd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
1st Moguls, FIS World Cup – Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT
2nd Moguls, FIS World Cup – Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, AUT
5th Dual Moguls, World Cup – Meiringen-Hasliberg, SUI
4th Dual Moguls, World Cup – Kirchberg, AUT
1st Moguls, World Ski Championships – Iizuna kogen, Japan
3rd Moguls, FIS Race – Iizuna kogen, JPN
9th Dual Moguls, FIS World Cup – Blackcomb, BC, CAN
1st Moguls, World Cup – Lake Placid, USA
2nd Moguls, World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC, CAN
3rd Moguls, World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC, CAN

1996
3rd Moguls, World Cup – La Plagne, FRA
4th Moguls World Cup – La Plagne, FRA
1st Dual Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
4th Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – MeiringenHasliberg, SUI
2nd Moguls World Cup – MeiringenHasliberg, SUI
1st Moguls World Cup – AltenmarktZauchensee, AUT
2nd Moguls World Cup – AltenmarktZauchensee, AUT
1st Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
3rd Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
9th Dual Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz, FRA
2nd Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Kirchberg, AUT
1st Moguls World Cup – Kirchberg, AUT
1st Moguls World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC CAN
10th Moguls World Cup – Mont Tremblant, QC CAN
4th Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN
5th Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN

1995
1st Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
2nd Moguls Europa Cup – SÜlden, AUT
1 st Moguls Europa Cup – SÜlden, AUT
2nd Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
3rd Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
5th Moguls World Cup – Lillehammer, NOR
3rd Moguls World Cup – Lillehammer, NOR
2nd Moguls World Cup – Kirchberg, AUT
3rd Moguls World Cup – Kirchberg, AUT
2nd Moguls World Ski Championships – La Clusaz (Finals), FRA
2nd Moguls FIS Race – La Clusaz (Qualifications), FRA
9th Moguls World Cup – MeiringenHasliberg, SUI
7th Moguls World Cup – MeiringenHasliberg, SUI
2nd Moguls World Cup – Oberjoch, GER
4th Moguls World Cup – Oberjoch, GER
3rd Moguls World Cup – Lake Placid, USA
3rd Moguls World Cup – Lake Placid, USA
7th Moguls World Cup – Le Relais, CAN
3rd Moguls World Cup – Le Relais, CAN
3rd Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
4th Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
3rd Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN
3rd Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN

1994
6th Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
4th Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – MeiringenHasliberg, SUI
7th Moguls World Cup – Kirchberg, AUT
1st Moguls World – Cup Kirchberg, AUT
2nd Moguls World Cup – AltenmarktZauchensee, AUT
1st Moguls World Cup – AltenmarktZauchensee, AUT
1st Moguls FIS Race – Lillehammer (Qualification), NOR
1st Moguls Olympic Winter Games – Lillehammer (Final), NOR
1st Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
4th Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
4th Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz, FRA
2nd Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Le Relais, CAN
1st Moguls World Cup – Le Relais, CAN
1st Moguls World Cup – Lake Placid, USA
2nd Moguls World Cup – Lake Placid, USA
9th Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
6th Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
1st Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN
2nd Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN

1993
4th Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Lillehammer, NOR
2nd Moguls World Cup – Lillehammer, NOR
4th Moguls World Cup – Oberjoch, GER
1st Moguls World Cup – Livigno, ITA
1st Moguls World Ski Championships – AltenmarktZauchensee, AUT
2nd Moguls FIS Race – AltenmarktZauchensee AUT
1st Moguls World Cup – MeiringenHasliberg SUI
2nd Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Le Relais CAN
1st Moguls World Cup – Lake Placid USA
2nd Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN

1992
1st Moguls World Cup – Piancavallo, ITA
5th Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
2nd Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
3rd Moguls World Cup – AltenmarktZauchensee, AUT
3rd Moguls World Cup – Madarao, JPN
7th Moguls Olympic Winter Games – Albertville (Finals), FRA
3rd Moguls FIS Race – Albertville (Qualification), FRA
2nd Moguls World Cup – Oberjoch, GER
2nd Moguls World Cup – Lake Placid, USA
4th Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
9th Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN

1991
3 rdMoguls World Cup – Morzine, FRA
3rd Moguls World Cup – Piancavallo, ITA
1st Moguls World Cup – Zermatt, SUI
2nd Moguls World Cup – Tignes, FRA
9th Moguls World Cup – Hundfjaellet, SWE
6th Moguls World Cup – Skole, SOV
8th Moguls World Cup – La Clusaz, FRA
1st Moguls World Cup – Mont Gabriel, QC CAN
2nd Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
5th Moguls World Cup – Breckenridge, USA
7th Moguls World Cup – Blackcomb, BC CAN

Digital capture from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports, 20 April 1993. [L to R]: Christian Marcoux, Jean-Luc Brassard, Dominick Gauthier. CTV Sports.

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports, 20 April 1993. CTV Sports.

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports, 20 April 1993. CTV Sports.

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports Presents, Le Relais QC, 1994. CTV Sports.

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports Presents, Le Relais QC, 1994. CSHFM Collection.

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Owings-Corning World Cup, Men’s & Women’s events, Blackcomb BC, 1994/95. CBC Sports.

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Jeep Eagle Ski Nationals, CTV Sports Presents, Le Relais QC, 1994. CSHFM Collection.

1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games – photo of freestyle moguls gold medalist Jean-Luc Brassard on podium. With him is Sergey Shupletsov of Russia (silver) and Edgar Grospiron of France (bronze). Claus Andersen (Canadian Sport Images)

Digital capture of Jean-Luc Brassard from video cassette – Freestyle, CFSA Owings-Corning World Cup, Men’s & Women’s events, Blackcomb BC, 1994/95. CBC Sports.

Jean-Luc Brassard, Mélanie Turgeon, and Kate Pace with ‘Award of Excellence’ plaques at 1994 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.

National Freestyle Ski team1990s. Jean-Luc Brassard, John Smart, and others. CSHFM Collection.

Jean-Luc Brassard Wins Freestyle Skiing Gold In Style - Lillehammer 1994 Olympics | Olympics

Canada's Jean-Luc Brassard shows off some amazing skills on his way to freestyle skiing men's moguls gold at the Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Winter Games.

Jean-Luc Brassard freestyle ski 1997 world championships NAGANO / Final

Jean-Luc Brassard super performance

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