CANSI level 4 Nordic instructor and course conductor / CANSI level 3 Telemark instructor and level 2 course conductor, CANSI Pacific Technical Rep, Member of the 2015 Interski demo Team, BSc.PT Physical Therapy, CPed (C) Certified Pedorthist, NCCP certified
Hometown: Sainte-Adele, QC
“Marie-Cat” is a fun loving and talented coach with an experienced eye for teaching the most up-to-date technique. She has been coaching at the camps & abroad for nearly a decade and brings her World Class ski-orienteering experience to her groups so you can be sure to stay right on track!!
She lives and breathes Nordic and knows the best spots on the mountain to work on all aspects of your technique. With her experience as a physiotherapist and as a pedorthist she has a great understanding of the body and the efficiency of good technique. Come learn on her local trails.
Marie-Cat is also fluent in both French and English.
CANSI Level IV, Biathlon Canada Development Team Member, Bachelor of Education / Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation
Karen has an amazing cross country ski story as both a competitor and instructor. Over the past four winters, she has been fortunate enough to race many World Loppets, Euroloppets and other races in Europe totalling many hundreds of kilometres. A case of apples and some tasty Italian cheese are some of her most favoured prizes from her “Tour de Fun”. In 2011, she won the overall Canadian Birkiebeiner with a pack (even beating the men!) Adding to her skiing accolades, in the same year she won the 2011 Alberta Provincial Biathlon Championship. Karen enjoys enabling people of all backgrounds and abilities to embrace and excel the beautiful sport of Nordic skiing. She has a passion for education and thrives on seeing others achieve their goals. Karen seeks to help you release your inner Super Hero and is excited to welcome you to your own “Tour de Fun”!
Dudley is passionate about skiing as both a recreational pastime, and a sport. A youthful and personable instructor, he draws knowledge from his own experience as a member of the National Team Development Centre in Thunder Bay, and more recently his involvement with Cross Country BC and development of a U35’s program at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.
CANSI Level III, PSIA Level III, NCCP Level 2 CC Facilitator
Ingrid grew up ski racing and exploring the backcountry in Smithers BC and has taught XC in California, Oregon, Alberta, Switzerland and BC. She now resides in Bend, Oregon where here she runs the programs at the Mt Bachelor Nordic center and specializes in teaching amazing women how to better their skating technique. Her favorite goal is to get students to the efficiency level where skiing becomes fun and not just a great workout!
When she’s not teaching the masses excellent Nordic ski technique you’ll find Ingrid exploring the Central Oregon backcountry on alpine touring gear, mountain bike or her trusty enduro motorcycle, Roxy.
NCCP Level 3 Nordic Ski Coach, Super Hero on the side (don’t tell anyone though!)
Hometown: Smithers, BC
Lisa was the head coach for the Bulkley Valley Nordic Club for 5 years and during that time was involved at the provincial level as well. She loves coaching the sport of cross country skiing for the variety in training it can included. If you xc ski then you’ll be as fit as can be ☺ Her drive for fitness is so she can get out into the mountains and enjoy all the nature and beauty around her as much as possible. As an instructor, she loves sharing her passion for cross country skiing and being outdoors. To see others enjoying themselves &/or stepping out of their comfort zone a wee bit to embrace the experience even more brings a big smile to her face.
CANSI Level 4 Nordic / CANSI Level 3 Telemark / CSIA Level 4 – Level 4 Examiner / CSIA National Hall of Fame Inductee
Hometown: Nanaimo, BC
Guy is the first Canadian to attain top-level certification in all three winter ski disciplines: Telemark, Cross Country and Alpine. With over 30 years of teaching & coaching experience, Guy has represented Canada internationally at numerous skiing events. His strong alpine background has lent credibility to his Nordic & Telemark pursuits with the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors. Most importantly Guy is known for his expert and individual approach and enjoys skiing with campers of all ages & abilities.
Nordic & Bike Programs Manager at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
CANSI XC Level 3, Telemark Level 3, CSCF Level 2. BA in Psychology. Former member of Canada’s National Telemark Team and reigning National Telemark Champion (sprint classic).
Shane is a passionate and enthusiastic coach of various snow sports and brings a new perspective to the Supercamp coaching team. As a former racer on Canada’s World Cup Telemark Team, Shane was driven to improve his nordic skiing and was coached and mentored by many of Supercamp’s best instructors promoting a passion and understanding of the cross over between disciplines. Shane’s ability to connect with all ages & abilities and his high energy help Supercamp participants reach their highest goals.
Bryana van Leeuwen
After four years competing on Nakkertok Nordic’s race team in Ottawa, Bryana began coaching to pass on her love of sport to athletes of all ages and abilities. Seven years later, she has coached Jackrabbits, university students, junior racers, and led Big Thunder Nordic’s Master’s team for two seasons. On top of her coaching experience, she brings a varsity athletics background and a knowledge base in Kinesiology to the Supercamp coaching team. Her passion, enthusiasm, and love of skiing help her connect with athletes and challenge them to achieve their goals.
When she’s not skiing, you can find her running, hiking, cycling, and coaching the Senior Race team at the Central Okanagan Sailing Association in Kelowna. She loves all things outdoors, and can’t wait to meet you at Supercamp!
CANSI Level 4 Cross Country / Level 1 Course Conductor / Level 2 Telemark, BA (English),
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Denys is a multi-sport athlete who has lived and worked at Silver Star Mountain for over 20 years. An enthusiastic coach and instructor, he believes while instruction can do much, encouragement can do more. Denys has been travelling throughout British Columbia in the past few years, running cross country certification courses & ski improvement clinics. An enthusiastic booster of all things Silver Star and Sovereign Lake, Denys is overjoyed to be part of the Supercamp team.
CANSI Level 3 Nordic. Silver Star XC Camp “Original” BPE/Exercise Physiology/ ED Cert. UBC, U of M and Gonzaga U
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Mike is a past Olympic coach of the Canadian National Nordic Team & former CANSI XC Interski Demo Team Member (Captain) / Examiner. Mike has become a driving force with the BC Masters XC Ski Association. His wax technician abilities at the XC World Masters in recent years has proven to help his athletes and students to continuously improve their skills. His favourite quote, “Ski smart and ski smooth!”
“Ski smart and ski smooth!”
Para-Nordic National Team Member
Hometown: Canmore Alberta
Erik has been skiing his whole life and loves to ski as much as possible. He started as a jackrabbit, then started racing, eventually qualifying for the National Development Team in his junior years. He qualified for several domestic World Cups, his best result (52nd) coming in 2005 at Sovereign Lake. His favourite dryland training workouts are running, hiking and scrambling in the mountains. He also loves skiing on glacier camps at the Beckie Scott Training Centre. In 2011, he joined the National Para-Nordic Team, as a guide for Brian McKeever. Erik joined McKeever on the Paralympic podium for two of his three victories at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. In his over twenty years of racing, he reached the Canadian Nationals podium in two different decades. Currently winding down his racing career, he is looking to give back through coaching. His favourite expression comes from Swedish “Framsteg är Framgång”, which translates to “Progress is Success”.
Becky is a British coach who found her passion for Cross Country Skiing whilst studying Nutrition and Food Science at University. She joined Oxford University Officers Training Corps ( part of the British Military) where she had the fantastic opportunity to participate in and help coach an intense training programme preparing herself and her teammates for both Classic and Biathlon races. Despite her military background she is easy going and personable with her excitement for the sport being contagious. After University she began coaching Rollerskiing in Hyde Park, London coaching club members and beginners.
When she isn’t skiing you can find her competing in triathlons, on hiking expeditions, trying to get her hands on any outdoor adventure and eating, she loves her food!
Supercamp Senior Coach, Sovereign Lake Head Coach, NCCP Certified, former Canadian National XC Team, Olympic XC Team
With Darren’s background as both an elite athlete (former Canadian National XC Team and Olympic Team member, Albertville Olympics) an as a coach (Head Coach with the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club) his enthusiasm for skiing and technique is contagious. As Supercamp’s Senior Coach, he stresses to all the on-snow staff that coaching tips are to be downright practical as well as fun.
Hometown: Vernon B.C.
Growing up training and racing on Silver Star and Sovereign’s XC trails has left Tess with a passion for Nordic skiing and a wish to share it. With an athletic background in skiing and swimming, and a former division 1 track and cross-country runner, Tess has an abundance of experience to pull from. She is stoked to be part of Supercamps and can’t wait to share, in her opinion, the best trails in the world with others.
NCCP T2T Nordic Ski Coach, General Manager Sovereign Lake Nordic Club
Hometown: Golden, BC
and a huge smile to his clinics. Troy also enjoys being out on his bikes, throwing down some riffs on his trumpet, climbing in the mountains with his two kids or most likely out on his sailboat during the non snowy months. Troy has the good fortune to be the new General Manager at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club as of January 2015. He looks forward to hosting you on the outstanding system of ski trails. Bring your A game, or your B game, as he is happy to work with all abilities, but most of all…bring your smile and a willingness to learn.
Murray is a level 4 CANSI certified Nordic Instructor, CANSI level 1 Telemark instructor and a Level 1 CANSI course conductor.
CANSI Level 4, CSIA Level 3, TELE Level 1, CSCF Level 2
Sandy has been a resident at Silver Star for nearly 20 years – raising her family and being involved with the Snowsports School for most of the time. Many years were spent teaching and coaching in the east while attending university for kinesiology and engineering. Sandy is an accomplished paddler and cyclist (MTB / road.) She enjoys trail running with their family dog Strider….
I have been skiing for over 37 years. Started with the BC Cross Country Ski Team and then tried Biathlon when I was 17 years old and fell in love with it. It has taken me to 2 Winter Olympics. After racing I coached the BC Biathlon Team to numerous medals at the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Newfoundland and coached the Canadian Junior biathlon Team at the World Championships. Locally in Prince George, I coach Junior Racers and Masters alike. My greatest joy is getting people to try and enjoy cross country skiing as much as I do. I love when coaching people and I make a suggestion and they have an ‘a ha moment’ and I see that smile that they just made an improvement in their skiing. I am extremely excited to be part of the Super Camp Team and spread the joy of XC sking with beginners to experts alike.
CSIA Level 3, CSIA Level 1 Course Conductor, CANSI XC Level 3, Tele Level 2, CSCF Level 2
George has taught skiing since the early 60’s and spent 4 years living in Europe where he skied extensively throughout the Alps. Having skied in every month of the year and tried sand dunes to stretch his sense of the absurd, he loves to pass on his joy in what a pair of skis will do – flat , uphill or downhill! George has promised not to grow up until he’s at least a hundred!
CANSI Level 4 Nordic & Level 3 Telemark,CSIA Level 3
Hometown: Courtney BC
Keith has been involved with ski teaching for over 30 years and has represented Canada at INTERSKI on 4 different occasions. He was one of the first members of CANSI to achieve its highest certification in both x-c and telemark skiing. He has written a ski technique column for Ski Trax Magazine for many years and has a produced a number of popular learn to cross country ski videos on You Tube. He also enjoys hiking and sea kayaking in the offseason.
Honorary CANSI Level 4 Nordic, CSIA Level IV, CSCF II CSIA Hall of Fame Inductee / Camp Co-Founder
Hometown: Flin Flon, MB
Norm was the co-founder of the Silver Star Mountain Cross Country Camps nearly 30 years ago. Since, Norm was Camp Director for a number of years as well as a veteran coach and instructor. Amongst his numerous skiing & coaching achievements, Norm was selected as a member of the Canadian Nordic Demonstration Team which represented Canada at the INTERSKI World Ski Congress. As a lifetime skier and loppeteer, Norm brings both years of experience and a passion to our camps. He looks forward to bringing you closer to your skiing goals.
CANSI Level 3 Nordic &Telemark Level 1, CSIA Level 3, Mechanical Engineer
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Val has an extensive background in both teaching & coaching in Canada and overseas. He is fluent in Russian and a graduate from the Moscow Automobile /Highway Institute as a Mechanical Engineer. His broad background and passion for wintersports and as an elite level mountain biker has been a great addition to skiers of all abilities at the camps.