Save the date: November 17, 2023
Class of 2023
The following outstanding individuals will be inducted to the Mackenzie Investments Canadian Ski Hall of Fame on November 17, 2023 at a *live event in Montreal, Québec. The Class of 2023 represents some of the greatest snowsports athletes, coaches and builders in Canada.
* Registration Details HERE
Sarah Burke – Athlete: Freestyle (posthumous)
A five-time X Games gold medallist and world champion (2005) in halfpipe, Sarah Burke was also an activist, philanthropist and pioneer. Sarah was a community advocate to the core, filling her time with coaching, mentoring and fundraising for the sport she loved.
Devon Kershaw – Athlete: Cross Country
The 2011 world champion (team sprint, alongside Alex Harvey), 14-time World Cup medallist and consistent top 10 competitor, Devon Kershaw represented Canada with his fierce determination and unrelenting spirit.
Holly Blefgen – Builder: Telemark
The co-founder of Telemark Ski Canada, Holly Blefgen changed telemark skiing in Canada in significant ways. First as a competitor – becoming a provincial, national, and world champion –and then overcoming many obstacles to pioneer the “Tele gospel” or as she calls it, “skiing for life”.
Dave Dyer – Builder: Cross Country
A longtime coach, event leader and FIS representative with a vast skillset, Dave Dyer’s talent for motivating volunteers and working with event organizers helped advance the sport of cross country skiing in Canada.
Douglas Wilson – Builder (posthumous)
The founding director and later chairman of the Canadian Ski Council, Douglas Wilson was instrumental in connecting people within the ski industry to improve and advance skiing and access to the sport in Canada.
Roger McCarthy – Builder
Over a 50-year career, Roger had a tremendous impact on the ski industry in Canada and the U.S., initially at Whistler Mountain, then Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, and other areas where he led in resort management and ski area development roles.
Conrad Guay – Coach: Alpine (posthumous)
Initially as the ski school director at Manoir Pinoteau in the early 1970s and then at Mont Tremblant from 1973-1989, Conrad transitioned to coaching ski racing, where he had a profound impact on the development of high level ski racers.
Joey Lavigne – Coach: Alpine
Known as a caring, committed and dedicated ski racing coach, Joey Lavigne made significant impacts at all levels of the sport in Ontario and Alberta, as well as within national team programs over a long career that positively impacted hundreds of ski racers.
Alain Masson – Coach: Cross Country
As a coach and program director in cross country from 1995–2023, Alain Masson’s approach as a gracious, humble and dedicated coach is deeply respected in the national and international ski community.
Jack Sasseville – Coach: Cross Country
As dedicated as they come, Jack Sasseville has worked with cross country skiers for nearly 50 years at the club, regional, provincial and international levels. In total, he coached at eight world junior championships, three senior world championships and four Olympic Games.