The BC Alpine community was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of long time ski coach Floyd Gniewotta in mid December.

Floyd, who moved to Thailand permanently in 2019 after many visits, had deep roots with coaching ski racing in BC. He started with the Big White Racers – after being hired by head coach Pogo Alford – in the mid 1980s, first with the NGSL youngsters then up to older age groups.

He was with the BWR club from 1987 to 2000. The next season, Floyd moved over to the Apex Ski Club where he was the Head Coach and Program Director for the next 8 years, until 2008. 

Floyd was a caring and talented coach who took considerable time to get to know each skier, to work on the details and to introduce the love of skiing and ski racing to each and every young athlete. He was well respected by his coaching peers in all corners of the province.

RIP Floyd.