Top 25 Skiers: Philou Poirier

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SKIING's interview with Philou Poirier, one of North America's top 25 skiers.

Name: Philou Poirier

Age: 22

Date of Birth: 6/6/77

Age when you started skiing: Two and a half

Hometown/where you learned to ski: Tremblant, Quebec

When did it hit you that you could be a pro/competitive skier? "When I won the '99 U.S. Freeskiing Open Big Air comp."

Current ski mountain: Tremblant

Claim to fame/results: The Freeskiing Open Big Air comp mentioned above; second in quarter pipe: 2000 Core Games in Japan; won 2000 Orage Big Air; first in quarterpipe: 2000 Gravity Games.

Signature trick or event: "My favorite is the McTwist 900 (two and a half off-axis front flips) in a quarterpipe." Also known for his high-speed backward takeoffs.

Have any pets? A cat, Mercedes.

What's your favorite food? Sushi

What's your beverage of choice? Appleton rum and coke

Who's your favorite musician? Snoop Dogg

What kind of car do you drive? None, but he has a lot of cool bikes.

Who are your ski heroes? Plake and Schmidt

Movies you've been in: "MSPs, PBPs, Warren Miller's 50,and TGR."

Pastimes off the hill: Skateboarding, BMX, partying.

Plans for the future: Wants to own a sports bar.

How do you feel about the FIS/IFSA? "I hate the FIS and hope I never have to deal with them again."

Skiboarders? Shoot 'em or hug 'em? "Shoot them and then hug them."