Max’s success is no coincidence. Born and raised near Bromont ski area and having inherited the DNA of his father, an alpine ski racer national hopeful and Canadian waterski champion, Max was ideally placed to fully develop his natural talent for snow sports.
When Max was 9 years old, a friend of his received a snowboard for Christmas. Max really wanted his own, but his parents were reluctant, worried that snowboarding was more dangerous than skiing - the family sport. Max spent the next summer mowing almost every lawn in his neighborhood to save up enough money to buy his board in the fall.
Only then, was he allowed to polish his snowboarding skills by training at Bromont’s snow park almost every evening after school. To this day Max has displayed the same single-minded focus and commitment in his training in order to become one of the most preeminent athletes in his sport.
At 16, Max took third place at the St-Sauveur Shakedown, which marked the beginning of his professional career. However, Max’s parents would only allow Max to travel the world alone and loan him the money he would need to enter international level contests if he successfully completed high school.
Max’s has had some good success on the World Cup tour with three podium finishes in his first ten starts of which one was a win at the slopestyle World Cup event at Stoneham, QC.
A Slopestyle and Big Air X Games veteran several 4 medals to his belt, he joined Mark McMorris in 2014 as the second male ever to win both Snowboard Big Air and Slopestyle at the same X Games.
Two weeks after the 2014 X Games, Max was the top qualifier in Slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics with a near perfect score, only finishing fifth in the final. He is now viewed by many analysts as a top contender to win both gold medals in the Slopestyle and Big Air events at the 2018 Olympics.
So far, in his young pro snowboarder career, Max Parrot has made snowboarding history three times:
In 2013 he laid down the first Backside Triple Cork ever seen in an X Games Slopestyle event.
In 2014, Max was the first to land consecutive Triple jumps in a Slopestyle run at the X Games.
And in April 2015, Max flawlessly performed what was thought to be impossible at the time, the very first Switch Quadruple.
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