Top Speed S1
238.091 km/h
- Year
- Track
Top Speed S2
204.890 km/h
- Year
- Track
Les Arcs
First S1 Season
Year of birth
170 cm
74 kg


Speed 1

Jimmy Montes


Jimmy Montes is a French speed skier in the Speed 1 class.

Jimmy was born in Pau in France, close to the Pyrenees. Growing up in a skier family he was put on skis when he was 1 year old. When he was 3 year he tried speed skiing reaching 42 km/h. His father was the French Speed Ski Team Captain at the Olympic Games in 1992. 

His racing carreer started in Les Arcs 2003. He raced as junior in the SDH class using standard FIS downhill eqipment. He holds the SDH Junior World Record, 204,890km/h from Les Arcs 2006.

In 2012 he started racing in the Speed 1 class. In 2013 he was ranked 5'th in the total FIS World Cup. He has several top 10 positions, and 5'th place as his best result. His personal record is 238,091 km/h from Vars in 2014.

The 2017 season was going very well for Jimmy until the last races at the WC Finals in Andorra. Crashing at the end of the track, he tore an ACL and had to skip the last race. Still he finished 10'th overall.

In the summer Jimmy keeps active with rugby, golf and a lot of running. He lives in Tarbes in the Hautes-Pyrénées in southern France.