Mark McMorris is one of the most decorated athletes in snowboarding history, holding three Olympic medals, twenty-one X Games medals and four US Open Championship wins. In 2011, the Canadian snowboarder became the first person to land a backside triple cork 1440, and the following winter became the second athlete in history to win two gold medals in the same X Games.
Although Mark has experienced his fair share of injuries in recent years, after each one, he has come back stronger, exemplifying his strength, courage and passion for the sport of snowboarding. Following two significant injuries within two years of each other, Mark has won multiple events, including victories at world cup competitions, X Games, US Open and his second consecutive Olympic bronze medal in slopestyle. Mark also chose to document his emotional journey through injury in the film “Unbroken: The Snowboard Life of Mark McMorris,” inspiring fans around the world.
In an ever-progressing sport, a decade after winning his first X Games, Mark has emerged as a leader in the snowboarding world. He is a trailblazer on social media and has partnered with many top brands in the snowboarding and lifestyle space over the years, including Burton, Red Bull, Oakley, Nike, Royal Bank of Canada and Toyota, to name a few.
His history of comebacks and resilience has shown that there are no limits for what he is willing to do to achieve his goals. In the coming years, Mark plans to keep pursuing his love of snowboarding, continue excelling at the highest level of the sport, and have fun while doing it.