Charles is one of the top park skiers around. Growing up in Victoriaville, Canada, he began his competitive skiing days as a racer in Quebec. At the age of 15, his brother convinced him to try freeskiing and by the age of 18 he was competing at the national level. He came onto the scene with an 8th place finish in the 2003 U.S. Freeskiing Open Slopestyle. His career really took off after beating out three-time champ Tanner Hall for the gold medal in the 2005 Winter X Games Slopestyle competition.
Charles has always been known for his creativity and technical tricks. He is the inventor of the Octograb, an impressive looking grab where he grabs the tail of his right ski with his right hand and the tip of the left ski with his left hand. He joined the likes of TJ Schiller and JF Houle on the Canadian National Freestyle Team in 2010. He continues to rely on his creativeness and technical ability in the air or on rails, recently adding a first place in the 2013 Red Bull Playstreets Competition to a long list of impressive contest results, including medals and top 5 finishes at some of the sport’s biggest stages.