At home with Justin Dorey
Welcome to Justin Dorey's home
XGames.com caught up with Canadian halfpipe pro Justin Dorey at his new home near the base of Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia. Dorey has been a consistent podium threat at X Games since 2006 and he's earned two medals at X Games Tignes in France -- a silver in 2011 and a bronze in 2010. And after sustaining an injury at the 2014 Olympics, Dorey has his eyes on X Games gold heading into 2016.
Dorey's new home in the Whistler valley sits on a wooded plot at the base of Whistler mountain. His winter-ready Audi Allroad is parked out front.
Hang in there
Dorey purchased his home in late 2014, then immediately headed out on the road for the freeskiing competition season, so he's still in the process of hanging artwork and putting the finishing touches on the house. Is that the Joker?
Dorey's latest acquisition -- a new Vitamix blender -- has inspired a health kick. "I don't care how it tastes. I consider it a form of punishment for the unhealthy elements of my life," jokes Dorey.
The winter season is now upon the Whistler region, but during the summer months, Dorey enjoyed plentiful porch time in his backyard.
Dorey started playing the guitar over the last year. He's pictured here learning new chords with roommate Russ Chai (left) and fellow pro skier Matt Margetts.
A set of deer antlers, picked up locally, adorns the living room wall. "I love simplicity, and I think deer skulls are one of the coolest things in nature," says Dorey.
Dorey's Specialized Stumpjumper is a relatively new purchase. And in between ski seasons, Dorey says he enjoyed Whistler's legendary mountain bike trails.
Watch your head
His home's sub-basement is packed with overflow ski gear that he will eventually get around to organizing, making for "an extra guest room for undesirable guests," Dorey jokes.
Dorey was fortunate that the previous homeowners ran a small ski tuning service out of the garage, conveniently leaving behind many tools and other equipment that will be put to good use.
Perched among the Whistler Valley's dense evergreen wooded floor, Dorey's still in the process of outfitting the property for full-time enjoyment.