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Ski Instructors at Horseshoe Resort

Meet our team of experienced coaching and development staff! Our team boasts some of Ontario's best ski, snowboard and nordic instructors that hold over 50 years of combined coaching experience. Learn more about our available lessons and programs here.

Nigel Cooper

Director, Alpine Sports

From the outset of his career, Nigel Cooper has picked ‘the best line on the ridge’ – as an athlete, a coach and a sport manager. With over 25 years of industry experience under his belt, Nigel started out on the slopes of Horseshoe where he excelled as an athlete, coach and Program Director.

Nigel is now returning to Horseshoe after having worked as Program Director for Whistler Mountain Ski Club; Director of Development with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; Athletic Director for British Columbia Ski Association and Athlete Development Manager with Alpine Canada where he was overseeing Alpine/Ski Cross domestic programming.

As a seasoned athlete and coach himself Nigel led Team Canada’s Victory at the Whistler Cup in 2013 and has delivered 5 Osisko Going4Gold Speed/Ski Cross Camps. A Provincial High School and Collegiate ski racing champion, Nigel is a Level 3 Canadian Alpine Ski Official and a Fully Certified Level 3 Canadian Ski Coaches Federation ski coach

In his role as Director of Alpine Sports for Horseshoe MultiSport Academy, Nigel will focus on the development and training of participants in the competitive program as well as oversee and cultivate a team of experienced alpine coaches. 

Jonathan Reid

Director of Partnerships and Events

Jonathan has more than 15 years experience in the ski resort and event industry.  He joined the Skyline Horseshoe team in 2011.  Prior to joining the Skyline Horseshoe team he held a number of positions in recreation, marketing, and events with Blue Mountain Resort. 

Learning to ski out of the Toronto Ski Club programs, Jonathan was a member of the southern Ontario ski team and attended the National ski Academy. He later went on to pursue a professional career in snowboarding.

In 1995 Jonathan competed in Poland as a member of the Canadian World Jr Snowboard team.  From 1996 to 2000 he earned himself a spot on the Canadian National Snowboard Team competing in the US Pro Tour, ISF / FIS World Cup tours and five U.S Opens.  In 1996 he won gold at the Canadian National Championships and was awarded the Collingwood Sports hall of Fame award.

Jonathan was the head coach and one of the founding members of the Canadian Special Olympic Snowboard team. He continues to work with the organization and will be heading to Austria in 2016-2017 as a Level 2 FIS TD for the World Games.

Jonathan holds a diploma from Georgian College and currently sits as President of the Board of Directors for Snowboard Ontario.

Andrew Doble

Head Coach, Nordic

A life-long athlete, Andrew brings over 25 years of experience in Nordic racing and coaching to Horseshoe Resort.  With a passion for developing athletes, Andrew has worked with multiple junior development programs and lead individuals and teams at numerous championships and winter games across Ontario. From selecting the best equipment to race-day waxing, Andrew also brings an extensive knowledge of ski equipment to help bring out the best in athletes.  Currently a trained L2T Nordic Coach, Andrew is actively pursuing Competition Development certification.  Always an athlete at heart, Andrew can be found competing and having fun as a Masters skier and cyclist

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  • OPENING DAY With Mother Natures cooperation, our Opening day is right around the corner and it's not too late to get your seasons pass! See you on the slopes!

    November 22

  • Visit us at the Georgian Mall for Black Friday! We will be at the Georgian Mall selling seasons passes and gift certificates, November 27th we would love to see all of your smiling faces there!

    November 28

  • Movember Rails To kick off the 2014/2015 winter season, Horseshoe is hosting the 4th installment of the "Movember Rails" Rail Jam, judged street style ski and snowboard event!

    November 29

  • Visit us at the Georgian Mall We will be in the Georgian Mall December 1st all the way until December 24 th selling seasons pass and gift certificates, Come stop by and check out what we have to offer!

    Dec 1- Dec 24 

  • Rodeo Rail Jam Come out and show off your bag of tricks in the New Urban Rail Plaza. The Rodeo Rail Jam is a fun early season terrain park event with multiple age categories and amazing prizing for all!

    December 20

  • Global Fat Biking Day Sad the riding season is over? Looking for something different to do this winter season? Today is your chance to come and try Fat Biking with Ride Guides.

    December 6

  • NYE Fireworks and Torchlight Parade Look up to the sky this New Years Eve as Horseshoe's ski pros light up the hills in the Torch Light Parade followed by an amazing Fireworks display!

    December 31

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