TeamBuilding sports | Classe Neige
with Dominique Maltais
Have you ever dreamed of hitting the slopes with a two-time Olympic medalist? This is your chance!
Looking for a different team activity to mobilize and/or reward your troops? Get out of your house and join Dominique to experience the slopes her way! A 1 hour conference will inspire you and prepare you for your ski/snowboard outing coached by one of the best snowboarders in the world! Don't hesitate to challenge her!
The event is divided into two parts:
- A 60-minute lecture presented by Dominique Maltais
- Followed by an outing on the slopes for 1 to 3 hours.
All tailored to your group and your needs.
- Total duration of the activity: 2 to 4 hours
- GROUPS: unlimited
- Available in winter only, as long as the ski season permits.
- Available on a mountain near you!
- Available in English and French
- Eligible for 1% of the course
Live your passion on the board
In her talk, Dominique talks about her two passions, being a firefighter and a skateboarder. At the same time, she explores the key elements of success. Against a backdrop of incredible images, you will be challenged to reflect on themes such as: going all out, seizing opportunities, living serenely through team changes, believing in yourself, staying confident and positive, questioning yourself, bouncing back after a big disappointment, physical and mental training and being ready when you need to be.
Without being sanctimonious and with a lot of enthusiasm, Dominique excels at making the links between Olympic sport and professional life. Positive emotions guaranteed!
Dominique Maltais, double Olympic medalist in snowboard cross and female firefighter
It was in Petite-Rivière-St-François, in the early 80's, that little Dominique was born. Having grown up at the foot of the Massif of the same name, it was only natural that she should develop a taste for skiing at a very young age. From the age of six, she put on her skis and raced down the slopes all winter long.
At the age of eleven, she tries the new sport of snowboarding. Disaster! On her first run, she went down on her buttocks and arrived at the bottom crying. Her strength of character forced her to get back up and adapt to this new way of skiing. From then on, at the slightest hint of snow, she went to Le Massif and snowboarded from morning to night. Having always practised freely without competing, she decided to compete and it is from this moment that she chose a discipline, snowboard cross.
In 2002, she decided to fulfil a childhood dream of becoming a female firefighter. She enrolled in the CDNF, gave it her all and obtained her diploma. Hired by the city of Montreal, she worked full time as a firefighter until 2006. Following her successes in the World Cup and the Turin Olympics, she decided to put her job as a firefighter on hold to pursue her dreams of Olympic medals.
In 2006-2007, she missed much of the season due to injury, but still has her sights set on another podium finish at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. However, a bad fall in training prevented her from qualifying for the heats just half an hour before.
With Dominique Maltais, we erase and start again! She is back in training, training to improve her starts, speed and technique. The three seasons following the Vancouver Games were crowned with success. She won two World Championship medals (bronze in 2011, silver in 2013), won gold at the 2012 Winter X Games, and won five crystal globes in a row as World Cup Snowboard Cross Champion. She is the world's number one snowboarder and won a silver medal in Sochi 2014.
Currently, Dominique practices her two passions. She teaches young snowboarders at the Collège des Hauts Sommets in Saint-Tite-des-Caps and is also the acting fire chief in Petite-Rivière-St-François.
- 12 years on the national team
- 77 World Cup starts
- 39 World Cup podiums
- 15 World Cup victories
- More than a hundred competitions total national + international
- 5X crystal globes
- 2X Female Athlete of the Year in Quebec
- Several X Games participations + victory in 2012
- 3 participations in the Olympic Games
- 2 Olympic medals: 2006 bronze and 2014 silver (only snowboarder)