Coaches

Freestyle Vancouver works hard to attract and retain the very best coaches we can provide for our programs, investing in developing their skills and providing exemplary training opportunities.

Coaching Qualifications
Canadian Freestyle Ski Alliance

  • TSM 2
  • Park & Pipe Level 2
  • Air Level 4
  • Comp Dev Slopestyle
“There is nothing I like more than being on the mountain. Sharing with others my enjoyment for sport is what I do best.”

Ryan has attained many other qualifications, including his CSIA 2, CANSI 1, NCCP Mountain Bike 1, 80-Hour Advanced Wilderness First Aid, and CPR to name a few.

Ryan has been involved in the ski industry for over 10 years and has devoted much of his time sharing his passion and knowledge for the outdoors with others. He continually demonstrates his commitment and interest in freestyle skiing and is actively engaged to help further develop and grow the sport.

His positive energy and encouraging approach are reflected in his effective feedback, which has made him a valuable member of the VFSC team since 2009. Ryan is a very confident skier on and off-piste and enjoys all of the disciplines of freestyle skiing, although he excels most in slopestyle.

A graduate of the Algonquin College Outdoor Recreation Diploma Program in 2004, Ryan has almost a decade of experience developing and managing programs in many different indoor and outdoor environments. When he’s not coaching athletes you will find him supervising and training employees with the Cypress Mountain Snow School.

In the off-season, Ryan shares his passion for the outdoors on two wheels. His dedication and unbeatable instruction continues on his mountain bike on the lower half of the local mountains where he coaches and guides for Endless Biking.

Coaching Qualifications
Canadian Freestyle Ski Alliance

  • Head Coach Slopestyle Skiing – China Snow Sports National Team
  • Head Coach Slopestyle Skiing – Freestyle BC
  • Coached 4 current Canadian & Korean National Mogul Team athletes
  • Air Level 4 (with Water Ramp & Airbag Operator Certification)
  • Air Level 2 (Airbag & Trampoline)
  • Mogul Level 3
  • Park & Pipe Level 2
  • Alpine Racing Level 1
  • AFP Platinum Certified Judge

Evan Wilcox has been skiing since the day he quit basketball when he was 16. He is from Fraser Valley, B.C. and has represented the Hemlock Valley Freestyle Club and the BC Provincial Mogul team. He has also represented Canada as an athlete on the International Circuit in terrain park and half-pipe competitions.

Coaching Qualifications
Canadian Freestyle Ski Alliance

  • Air Level 1
  • Air Level 2
  • Air Level 3
“I’m a huge Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan, I got my black belt in Taekwondo when I was 9 and I spend much of my free time playing music.”

Zac Hoffman received his education as a film student at Capilano University and has qualifications with Air. He is currently a freelance filmmaker and the director of Bumps: A Mogul Skiing Documentary.

His favourite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.