Rob's passion for skiing began on a Vernon hillside when he was just three years old, using a home-made rope tow his dad constructed. From there it was a progression of success, qualifying for the provincial ski team at 16, the national downhill team two years later and at 20, winning his first World Cup downhill. Rob followed in the Crazy Canuck tradition of downhill success, winning three World Cup races, finishing on the podium six times and capturing 28 top-15 results in his 12 years on the national team. Rob represented Canada in six World Championships and three Olympic games before retiring from World Cup competition in 1997. The highlight of his racing career came in 1989 in Whistler, when he became the first Canadian male to win a World Cup Downhill in his home country.
On behalf of the staff, coaches and athletes of BC Alpine, we would like to congratulate Rob on his induction in recognition of his continued contribution to Canadian alpine ski racing.