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 jumping 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…
At 16, Max took third place at the St-Sauveur Shakedown, which marked the beginning of his professional career. Max’s meteoric success on the World Snowboard Tour, from his rookie year in 2011 to being World Snowboard Tour Big Air Overall Champion in 2014, has led him to achieve over 25 podiums so far. By now a Slopestyle and Big Air XGames veteran with 4 medals, in 2014 Max joined Mark McMorris as the second male ever to win both Snowboard Big Air and Slopestyle at the same XGames.
Two weeks after the 2014 XGames, 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 XGames Slopestyle event. In 2014, Max was the first to land consecutive Triple jumps in a Slopestyle run at the XGames. In April 2015, Max flawlessly performed what was thought to be impossible at the time, the very first Switch Quadruple.
1st in BA at Ride Shakedown, St Sauveur, QC, CAN on 04.04.2015
2nd in BA at X-Games, CO, USA in 2015
1st in SS at FIS World Cup, Stoneham, QC, CAN on 19.01.2014
1st in BA at X-Games Aspen, CO, USA in 2014
1st in SS at X-Games Aspen, CO, USA in 2014
5th in SS at Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS on 08.02.2014
2nd in SS at X-Games, CO, USA in 2013