Visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux is a multi Winter Paralympics and World Championships gold medalist. Along with his guide Tristan Rodgers, he is now starting to redefine what is possible in visually impaired freeskiing. Our Editor Sam chatted with them on the cusp of a huge season.
At just 15-years-old, Mac Marcoux was a Para-Alpine World Championships silver medalist. The Sault Ste. Marie born skier joined the team that season and finished his rookie World Cup year with a trio of podiums. In 2014, he made his Paralympic debut, and since then he has won five medals. Marcoux was the 2014 Para-Alpine Crystal Globe winner in both speed disciplines. He won his first of two overall Crystal Globes in 2018. In 2019/20, Marcoux and his guide Tristan Rodgers won eight gold medals en route to another Crystal Globe title. Mac is visually impaired, but that has not stopped him from dominating the skiing world while also hurtling down hills on his mountain bike in the offseason.