Date of birth
Feb. 3, 1994
Place of birth
Slopestyle – A Group
Year you made the National Team
Toben Sutherland and JF Cusson
Personal career highlights
2nd — Dew Tour 2012
Club affiliation (as a kid)
Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club
Languages you speak?
Social media sites
Facebook: Yuki Tsubota
Person who has had the greatest impact on your life and why
My mom. She’s been there for me every step of the way. If it weren’t for her I wouldn’t be where I am today. She’s made things that weren’t possible, possible for me to do.
Whistler Secondary Graduate
Favourite professional sports team
I never leave home without…
My iPhone and wallet
Any pre-competition superstitions?
I have a left ski and right ski. Also I have to sing a little song in my head before I drop in.
Life goals outside of sport
To get my MBA and to have my own business.
How did you get into freestyle?
I was out having sushi dinner with my mom one night and we met Tavish Sutherland at a table beside us. He was a coach at the Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club at the time and got me to come try it out for the season, and I haven’t left since.
It would surprise you to know that…
Before I go home from a training camp or contest all my clothes have to be washed and folded in my suitcase.
Favorite World Cup / AFP stop and why?
WSI, because it’s in my home town where I grew up, it’s nice to have everyone come out and watch, it’s never too serious, just a fun contest with all my friends.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to support your passion for skiing?
The craziest thing I have done to support my skiing is drive all over North America with my dad (putting 35,000 km on the minivan) to do comps to improve my ranking. It was an awesome time and that is how I got onto the Canadian National Team!
Couples who sit on the same side of the booth when there is no one on the other side.