Class of 2020
The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame will welcome the Class of 2020 inductees during a virtual presentation to be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PT.
Circumstances related to Covid-19 have impacted the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction event planning process. Hosting an event to honour our Inductees and their achievements in a safe environment is a priority. Two Induction event postponements resulted in delays in honouring our new inductees. Unable to host a physical event due to pandemic measures and in order to avoid further delay, the Class of 2019 was welcomed into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame during a “virtual” Induction event held on June 29, 2021. Accessed through a Zoom platform, viewers from around the globe were able to enjoy this joyous occasion. The Class of 2020 will be celebrated and honoured in our second “virtual” Induction event on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
The six inductees for 2020 are:
Athlete / Freestyle
- Three time Olympian, and nine year member Canadian Freestyle Team.
- Placed 11th at Turin Winter Games (2006). Gold medalist Vancouver Olympics (2010) and Sochi (2014).
- Won 5 medals at FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships (3 gold).
- 48 World Cup medals (19 gold).
Builder / Alpine
- President Blue Mountain resort 1978 to his retirement 2014.
- Developed Blue Mountain into a year around resort.
- Led a successful partnership with Intrawest (1999) to create and build Blue Mountain Village.
- Skier research under his direction contributed to raising the standards and modernization of ski resorts across Canada.
Para / Alpine Coach
- 10-year member Canadian National Para Alpine Ski Team. Competed as a Paralympic athlete 1984-92.
- BC Athlete of the Year Award 1986 & 1987 – National Athlete of the Year award in 1987.
- Coached para-athletes for 21 years.
- Founder of “Building our Best” program to recruit disabled skiers.
Freestyle / Builder
- Authored “Anatomy of the Back Flip”.
- Developed National Freestyle Certification program for Coaches & Officials.
- Led Canada’s first Canadian National Freestyle Team (1984).
- 1988 Chief of Freestyle Competition Calgary Winter Olympic Games.
- Served as “International Freestyle Expert” Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee 2022.
Darrell Maclachlan (Deceased)
Builder / Alpine
- Alberta Ski Team 1974.
- Men’s Chief of Race Lake Louise World Cup 1992-2019.
- Chief of Race Men’s Alpine events 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games in Whistler.
- Technical Delegate 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
- Left a legacy as a leading force on the world stage of Alpine Ski Racing.
Nordic / Coach
- 25 year XC coaching career including 7 Winter Olympic Games, 9 World Championships, 4 World Junior Championships & multi World Cups.
- 12 yrs. Head Coach Canadian National XC Team.
- Coached Olympic medallists Beckie Scott, Chandra Crawford and Sara Renner.
- Inducted into Prince George Sport Hall of Fame 2014.
Class of 2019
A continued welcome to the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and congratulations to the Class of 2019.
Meet the 9 inductees:
Chandra Crawford, Nordic
Ashleigh McIvor, Ski Cross
Jennifer Heil, Freestyle
Lauren Woolstencroft, Para-Alpine
Mike Irwin, Builder, Alpine
Réal Boulanger, Builder, Alpine (Deceased)
William B. Schreiber, Builder, Alpine
COACH, TRAINER, TECHNICIAN AND INSTRUCTOR
Lorne McFagden, Alpine (Deceased)
Malcolm Hunter, Builder, Nordic
The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to honour the accomplishments of pioneers, competitors, coaches and visionaries in skiing and snowboarding.
This special space shares the stories of Canadians who have excelled throughout Canada and the world or contributed to the advancement of snowsports in a spectacular way.
The Hall of Famers nominated into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame represent the highest level of national achievement in Canada, featuring prominent snowsport athletes and contributors whose accomplishments showcase the best of Canadian skiing and snowboarding.