FRENCH FIS WORLD CUP SKI CROSS SKIER
Born in the Belleville Valley in 1989, this young man has Ski Cross in his blood. This is the story of a skier, born into a Franco-Swiss family with a strong background in skiing. “As a child, he was already a leader with a strong character. He was sensitive, gifted and a bit cheeky at school” according to one of his trainers from Val Thorens. “We knew he would become a great skier, although at the time we thought it would be in Alpine skiing”. In 2009, at the age of 20, he switched from Alpine skiing to Ski Cross, and in no time was a convert.
Winner of the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships and Gold medalist at the Olympic Games in Sotchi (Russia) the same year, Jean-Fred won three consecutive Crystal Globes by discipline in 2015, 2016 and 2017 before finishing second at the World Ski Cross Championship in 2019. In 2021, he finished at the 11th place of the overall ranking and ended the season with an impressive second place in the Red Bull race taking place in Andermatt, Switzerland.