CYPRESS SKI CLUB COACHES
Inspiring Skiers for Life
U16 Head Coach
My parents taught me to ski when I was 2 years old and I have been skiing ever since, having raced and pursued free ride.
I received my master’s degree in Sport Science and Physical Conditioning from the University of Grenoble in 2013. I also have my Level I and Level II French coach’s diploma.
I have been coaching for 10 years, working with different structures and levels from U10 to FIS. In my opinion sport is the best way to develop life skills and the only way to perform well is to put in the hard work.
A quote from the famous writer Samuel Beckett sums up my vision of sport.
“ Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. ”
U14 Head Coach
U8-U10 Head Coach
Ken is a professional coach with over 20 years experience in the ski industry both as a coach and instructor. He is an Alpine Canada Development Level certified, Performance Level trained coach, and Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance Level 4 Instructor.
Ken started skiing at the age of 5 and raced in the Nancy Greene Ski League in southern Ontario. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1983 and served 11 years in the infantry with The Royal Canadian Regiment, and reassigned to the Air Force for 9 years as a Meteorologist. After 12 part-time seasons in both Ontario and on Vancouver Island, he retired in 2003 and started a second full-time career as a Professional Alpine Coach and Instructor in Whistler. During those years he has coached athletes in all age groups including FIS, and Masters. Some of his former athletes have gone on to represent Canada at the Olympics and on the World Cup.
In 2018 Ken came to Cypress to coach on the U14 team, and has been with them since then.
He is excited for this opportunity to bring his knowledge and experience to this next chapter at the Cypress Ski Club, and is looking forward to developing athletes at the entry level.
“I have always had great passion for helping athletes succeed, and it’s that passion that brings me to the hill everyday. It’s a very satisfying feeling to see an athlete achieve their goals, and it’s even more satisfying to know you helped, in some way, to make that happen.”