Hall of Famer

Russell Goodman

Affiliated Discipline(s): Alpine
Induction CSHF: 2018
Induction Category: Alpine

Goodman competed on the national team for seven years, 1968 to 1975, and for a 3-year period, was Canada’s top slalom skier.

In a period when Canada’s focus had turned to speed, he bucked the trend and finished 10th in slalom at the 1974 world championships. In the World Cup era, this was the best ever Canadian slalom result at the world championships, a result that was only bettered 31 years later by Thomas Grandi at the Bormio “worlds”. Goodman left the national team in 1975 to return to McGill University.

In his post-racing career Goodman became heavily involved in volunteering. For more than three decades he worked at creating and organizing elite racing programs, raising funds, sponsoring athletes and running races. He was a founder of Club Elite Tremblant, a Nancy Greene level club that has consistently fed the Mont-Tremblant Ski Club with youngsters who have ultimately progressed to the Canadian and Quebec Ski Teams. Goodman is especially proud of his wife, Sarah, and their three children – one of whom, Anna, became Canada’s top-ranked slalom skier before a succession of knee and hip injuries ended her World Cup career.

He and his wife Sarah currently sponsor a Canadian U- 16 team that competes at a top-level international race in Europe every year. They not only make a financial contribution but they also couple accompany the team as volunteers and mentor the kids to offer assistance.

Goodman is still an avid skier, hitting the slopes with Sarah about 85 times last season.


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