Ski le Gap Blog

Meet head coach Bruce’s mother – an absolute legend at 95 years old!

Rhoda, mother of Ski le Gap’s head coach Bruce, is one half of the twins who conquered the world of ski racing. From jumping off a 40m rickety wooden ski jump (never attempted by a girl before) at the age of just 11 to representing Canada at the Winter Olympics, between the sisters they won virtually every ski race entered. Their historic achievements in ski racing have helped change the sport, empowering more women to get involved too. They are an inspiration to everyone – read a lovely article on their success here.

Rhoda’s ski ability was definitely passed on to her son Bruce, who we are lucky enough to have as our head coach. Bruce is a CSIA Level 4 ski instructor and course conductor, the highest level of Canadian certification. Perhaps the only other higher achievement would be making the Interski demonstration team, which he has done 3 times! He has also competed 4 years in world cup freestyle skiing, ranking 7th in the world for his last 2 years.

The Interski Congress is held every four years to compare teaching methodologies and technique among nations to ensure the continued development of snowsports. The Canadian representatives use this event to gather information regarding current trends and ideas in teaching to ensure Canada remain at the forefront of ski and snowboard instruction.

It can not be argued that Bruce is a god of the ski world with all his success and ski experience! He is passionate about the sport but above all is a dedicated teacher. As Bruce comments ‘I always have fun teaching gappers. I consider it the best job in the world. Come to ski with us and I will continue to pass on my passion for skiing to you’.

Join us so Bruce and the rest of our team of Level 4 instructors can help you improve your skiing and snowboarding skills and technique.