"I grew up just outside of downtown Quebec City. Every year, the whole town gets covered with snow," explains Paradis. "As soon as I was done with homework, I would walk to the parks and spend hours learning tricks on picnic tables, benches and little jumps. This is how the urban environment became my element."
Brisse is not the only champion returning to this year's contest. Paradis has also medaled in every Real Snow event so far, taking home silver in 2011, silver and "fan favorite" honors in 2012, and gold in 2013. Is he a top contender for 2014? Oh yes.