Mark McMorris started snowboarding at Mission Ridge Winter Park near Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, a province where no one would expect a snowboard star to grow in. But at one point, McMorris needed a bigger challenge and started to travel in between Alberta and Saskatchewan every week-end to ride at Banff or Lake Louise. For what started as hobby quickly grew into a fulltime passion.
In wasn't long before he commanded the worlds attention as the first rider to land a backside triple cork 1440, getting exclusive invites to Travis Rice game changing projects 'Art of Flight' to being crowned the winner in the novel Natural Selection contest at Jackson Hole this past year and so much more. His ability to ride all terrain from street, park, transition to backcountry is truly uncanny, making Mark one of the most well-rounded snowboarders in the world. Wins and successes aside, what makes Mark truly incredible, is his ability to bounce back through serious and even life threatening injuries like the backcountry accident he endured in 2017 (breaking his jaw and left arm, rupturing his spleen, pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed lung).
Mark McMorris is Canada’s first Slopestyle Olympic Medalist (Bronze), who has propelled his career as the most coveted X Games medalist surpassing previous leader Shaun White with twenty (20) X Games medals and counting, 2x Olympic Medalist, 4x US Open Champion, including the prestigious ESPY title (reported Jan 2022).
3x Olympic Medallist, 21x X Games Medals, 4x US Open Champion, 2021 Slopestyle World Champion (3x World Championship Medallist), 9x World Cup Medals, ESPY Winner to date (Feb 2022)
- Olympic Bronze Medal - Beijing 2022 - Slopestyle
- 1st Slopestyle X Games Aspen, CO 2022
- Winner of 2021 Natural Selection, Jackson Hole, WY - Backcountry Contest
- 1st Slopestyle World Championships Aspen 2021
- 1st Big Air X Games Oslo, NOR 2020
- 2nd Slopestyle X Games Oslo, NOR 2020
- 1st Slopestyle X Games Aspen, CO 2019
- 2nd Big Air X Games Aspen, CO 2019
- Olympic Bronze Medal - PyeongChang 2018 - Slopestyle
- Olympic Bronze Medal - Rosa Khutor, RUS 2014 - Slopestyle
Burton Presents is a web series showcasing Burton's top riders. In this episode, Mark McMorris bucks the contest kid stereotype as he steps away from the scoreboards and bright lights to drop hammers from British Columbia to Australia, Aspen, and Japan.