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SKIING’s interview with Philou Poirier, one of North America’s top 25 skiers.
Name: Philou Poirier
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.”