Dave Murray National Training Centre Management
Doug is a Level II Alpine Canada official and was the Alpine Chair of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. Doug began skiing at age 5 in the days of lace-up boots and bear-trap bindings; truly the Dark Ages. He raced competitively as a youngster and progressed to ski instructing as a member of the CSIA both in Alberta and in Vail. Eventually he decided that time spent actually skiing down the hill was more fun than teaching others to ski and made his way to University leading to his graduation from the University of Alberta Law School in 1985. Since that time he has practiced criminal law in Vancouver when not pursuing his other passions including skiing, ski racing, fly-fishing and improving a poor golf game. Doug and his wife Dale are parents to Davis, a former athlete at the Club. All three of them live in North Vancouver, with their golden retriever Scout, spending as much time as possible in Whistler.
Bernard Leroux is currently employed at Haywood Securities Inc. in the position of Vice President. Leroux is also an investment advisor with the Retail Sales team at the Vancouver office of Haywood Securities. Bernard has a Bachelor of Applied Science from L’Universite d’Ottawa, and is a professional engineer.
Bernard along with his wife and two children are long time, passionate supporters of skiing and ski racing in Whistler. Both children were successful competitive alpine FIS racers and have worked hard to balance their school with their love of the sport. Privately, through his vision and initiatives, Bernard has raised large amounts of funding and has significantly increased the profile of ski racing in Whistler, British Columbia and all across Canada.
Secretary / Treasurer
Having retired from ski racing at 19, Mark started coaching in the Scottish clubs and progressed to the Scottish Team while studying Applied Sports Sciences at Edinburgh University. Subsequently he coached for the British national ski team and then into the role of Performance Director for the British Ski & Snowboard Federation. From 2009 – 2015 he was the Head coach for the Spanish national team.
David is the CEO and Managing Director of the Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) who is the National Ski Association representing Alpine, SnowBoard, Freestyle, Speed Skiing, Telemark and Nordic Snowsports Internationally and within the FIS.
He negotiated the Contracts with VANOC and Whistler Blackcomb that created the Dave Murray Training Centre.
He provides Risk Management as well as Insurance Services to the 10 PTSO and their 750 Ski Clubs across Canada