Mike Janyk grew up skiing and racing on Whistler Blackcomb and with the Whistler Mountain ski club. He went on the race on the Alpine national team for 14 years, compete on The World Cup, in three Olympics and reached the World Championship and World Cup podium. Prior to his role at the Whistler Ski club, he worked as the Program Director for Grouse Tyee in North Vancouver for 6 years. Mike is thrilled to be back working at the club that helped develop his athletic career and passionate to share his knowledge and skills with the next generation.
Blanca grew up in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to Canada to complete her bachelor’s in Marketing and Communications in Victoria. She has had strategic planning roles with Labatts Brewery and Sol Brewery, marketing roles with Schneider Electric and she was a Business Development Manager for ACD Systems. More recently she was a business owner in the hospitality industry and worked as a licensed insurance agent.
Blanca has two ski racing daugthers in WMSC and enjoys cross country skiing in the winter and hiking and boating with her family in the summer.
Jessica grew up skiing in Mt. Buller Australia and as an athlete was a member of the Mt Buller Race Club. She was twice selected to the Australian National Alpine Team and is a Level 200 USSA Coach and Level 4 APSI Instructor, trainer and examiner having received her first qualification at 15 years of age. She took her passion for skiing, racing and coaching with her family to Winter Park , Colorado where she spent over 13 winters competing at the FIS/Nor Am level training with the Winter Park Competition Centre (WPCC) and later coaching with WPCC and the family run ski camp.
For the last ten winters, Jessica has coached for the Mt Buller Race Club as a senior and head coach and has been fortunate to travel the world ski racing and coaching in places like New Zealand, Canada, United states and many parts of Europe. Along the way she has taken the opportunity to do a lot of free skiing and backcountry skiing and off snow, enjoys surfing, horses and riding her bike and competing in triathlons.
The Whistler Mountain Ski Club is very excited to welcome her to the coaching staff of the WMSC FIS team.
I am Mateo MARTINAL
I am 29 years old and I come from Val d’Isere in France.
I was a ski racer until I was 18 and after 2 years in FIS I stopped competing.
I then started my ski instructor diploma.
At 21 I started my coaching career in Val d’Isere with the U10’s for 2 years and then I coached the U16’s and U18’s for 5 years.
I am very happy to have the chance to coach this year in Whistler and I will do my best to create an environment that is fun and leads to good results to all athletes.
Mateo is his name, but you can call him Matou. Matou is a ski coach from France.
Marie grew up ski racing on the East coast. She raced on FIS, University and Nor-Am circuits, representing the University of Montréal and Canada. Passionate about skiing since forever, she wants to share her knowledge and her love for the sport.
Before moving his family to Whistler nine years ago to pursue his lifelong dream of living in the mountains, Bob was the Executive Vice President of the Toronto office of Global Executive Search firm DHR International, based in Chicago. Prior to DHR, Bob held many senior level roles with major global organizations. Bob is the past Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics Ontario and was an active member of the Board of HealthyMinds Canada (formerly the Canadian Mental Health Commissions Foundation). He has been involved with other non-profit organizations throughout his career such as Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House , The Asthma Society of Canada and Fusion Learning. Bob has also had the privilege of leading WMSC as the Executive Director during two very unique time periods, ultimately assisting in the recruiting of both Mark Tilston and now Mike Janyk. Bob is a former ski racer with thirty plus years of coaching, equipping him with vast experience in coaching young ski racers. Bob was also an active member of the Holimont Racing Club Board. He lives in Whistler with his wife Anne. They have 2 adult children, Maddie and Harry, both former competitive ski racers.
Originally from Ontario, Dave fostered his love of skiing and racing on the hundred vertical feet of Boler Mountain. Between Alaska and BC, Dave has called the West home the last twenty years. As a former national ski cross team member for twelve years, Dave has a wide range of athletic experience that also includes his alpine years in NCAA and on the Ontario provincial team.
Previously, Dave has coached with the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) and takes great pride in motivating athletes to reach their full potential.
Originally from Ottawa, Chloé grew up ski racing in the Outaouais region and for Québec’s provincial circuit. Chloé has been involved in the ski industry for over ten years, working as an instructor and coach in Québec, BC, and Australia. Chloé is an ACA Performance Level trained Coach, a Level 4 CSIA Instructor, and a Level 2 CSIA Examiner. Her passion for skiing brought her to Whistler, where she is now established with her partner Sjoerd. She enjoys spending time in the mountains, winter and summer, and is excited to be a part of the WMSC team.
Bob is a legend in the Whistler Valley and in the Canadian ski coaching world. He has coached skiing since 1979. Bob hails from Craigleith Ski Club in Ontario. When he moved to Whistler in 1988, he started coaching with the Blackcomb Ski Club. His no nonsense coaching style has won over many athletes and parents alike. He is a coach of few words and a fierce competitive spirit. He cares deeply for his athletes, their ski development and their growth as good humans. He is proud to have coached many future Olympians. He is also proud that his daughter is in the U16 program and his son is with the Sr. Freeride Club. He counts himself lucky to know his children share his passion for skiing.
William has been skiing since he was 18 months old. Passionate ever since, he grew up ski racing on the ice coast and made the provincial team when he was 17. He then raced on the Nor-Am circuit for three years. He moved to Whistler this year, sharing his knowledge and his passion for skiing.
Bruno hails from a small town near Quebec City, Baie St. Paul. Bruno is a proud French Canadian. He coached U8 all the way up to U16 for 5 years at Le Massif. Bruno loves skiing. He spent 2 years on the Freeride World Tour. He is a Level 2 Ski Coach and a Level 2 Ski Instructor. Bruno spends his summers on the river a raft guide and loves to white water kayak.
Jack grew up away from the mountains in London, UK and found his love for skiing on dry ski slopes. He raced on the British national team and switched to coaching at age 19. He began his coaching career with the WMSC U16 team and moved on to manage Treble Cone Racing Team, New Zealand and Supreme Ski School, France. He most recently coached on the Europa Cup tour and started Supreme Performance Training Camps targeting ski instructors looking to achieve their level 4 in Europe.
Jack hopes to pass on his knowledge gained from his travels and love for the mountains to future generations. Another key focus of Jack’s is to prepare the kids for older age groups at the club and develop a skillset enabling them to explore all terrain and areas that Whistler has to offer.
My name is Charlotte and this will be my first season with the WMSC. I have spent 18 seasons as part of the Whistler Blackcomb snow school working in a variety of roles, most notably as a RDP coach for 10 seasons. I have been teaching and coaching snow sports since I was 15 (fun fact, I have been a CSIA member for 25+ years) and cannot imagine a different way to spend the winter. I love being a part of your children’s learning and development and find skiing such a great venue for turning them into functional young adults. I am looking forward to spending the weekends with a pack of kids who love to ski.
I hold my CSIA level 3, my ISIA stamp and am ACA entry and development level trained. I have a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from UBC and look forward to continuing my professional development as a member of the ski club this winter.
Some trivia about me? Well, my favorite run is West Cirque, I love storm days with snow and wind, lots of snow and lots of wind and my favorite ice cream is plain ’ol vanilla. When I am not at work I am at home in Squamish with my husband and 2 daughters who are 11 and 7.
Britt grew up on the North shore and moved to Whistler when she was 15 years old. She trained with Whistler Mountain Ski Club from 11 years old and was 17 when she went to the national team with whom she skied for 14 years.
Following the Vancouver Olympics, Britt retired from ski racing and moved back to Whistler with her husband and their two daughters. Britt has coached with WMSC on and off since 2016 as well as doing personal fitness training and working with Whistler Blackcomb in the Ski with an Olympian program.
In the off season you can find her golfing, biking and enjoying this beautiful west coast area with her family.
Aidan grew up skiing in Ontario on hills rather than mountains. Ski racing out east developed his love for the sport and has set him chasing the mountains across the country. Aidan spent 3 years racing FIS, two with the SOD ski team and one in Europe. He recently moved out to BC to study at Quest University and began his coaching career up at Whistler this season. This year he added an EL coaching course to his extensive list of certifications from summer-time wilderness guiding. Aidan is excited to start the next chapter of his skiing journey with the U12 program and share both his experiences and love of the sport with the next generation of ski racers.
Adam grew up on the north shore and has been skiing at Whistler since he was 3. After not liking ski lessons that he was forced to take for many years he got introduced to ski racing and was captured by the competitive nature. This new found love changed his view on the sport and had him yearning for more. Adam spent 3 years racing FIS with the WMSC and now wants to share his passion for skiing with the kids he coaches.
Whistler Cup Administrator
Christine has over 15 years of event operations, production and marketing experience and has been with the Whistler Cup for the last 3 years. In addition to the Whistler Cup, she is also the race director for IRONMAN Canada and works on several other local events. A resident of Pemberton, she has 3 active kids, loves skiing and endurance sports. She adores coffee and hates tomatoes.
Marie-Anne is a long time Whistler local. She is a fitness professional and coach. Her passion for children’s sports has fueled many of her career endeavors. Working at the ski club fits in perfectly with her personal and professional values.