We are very excited to announce that Ben Murphy has joined FPSC
in the position of Head Coach!
Ben comes highly recommended by many in the Freestyle world. Ben competed for years at provincial, national, and international levels. His skiing highlights include competition at the Australian Mogul Circuit, Australian and Global X Games, the US Open, Red Bull AirRaid, and placing 1st place at the Verbier Ride. Ben's skiing career also includes more than two decades of ripping it up on Canadian slopes. He has trained, coached and competed in Ontario, AB, and here in BC as well.
Following on his solid career of competing around the world, Ben chose to focus his energy on bringing up the next generation of male and female Freestylers. He has spent the past 15 years coaching athletes of all ages and stages across Canada and is proud to see some of his former athletes competing on the Canadian National team. Whether the goal is fun
and confidence, or owning the podium, Ben's enthusiasm for guiding athletes through the sport of Freestyle skiing is palpable. He says "Seeing the look on a kid's face when they accomplish something for the first time.... well, there's nothing like it. Seeing kids connect through sport is what it is all about."
The energy and experience Ben brings to the club combined with the expertise and knowledge of our seasoned and long-serving coaches is shaping up to make the 2020/21 season an unforgettable one. Ben is looking forward to meeting you all as soon as we can get back to training. Until then, enjoy your summer!
Lead Coach & Program Assistant
Competition Team Lead Coach
Deb started skiing late in life—at 14 years old! She moved to Invermere as a young adult. It was here in Invermere that she started her family - three kids, each of which she had upright on skis as soon as they could walk. Her kids trained her well to be the excellent FUNdamentals coach she is today. Of course, it wasn't only the kids that trained her. She also has qualifications through CSIA and CFSA. Coaching kids in the Freestyle way and having the privilege of introducing them to the fun and safety of snow parks is her passion. Deb started with the club in 2010 and is very happy to call Freestyle Panorama her home.
Mike has coached with Freestyle Panorama since 2010 and we are thrilled to have him back with us in the coaches seat once again this year, working with the competitive team. Mike literally grew up ON the mountain (his bedroom was literally 5 feet from Pano snow!) and has long long been regarded as a local Freestyle Phenom! He has competed in and won numerous Freeski and Slopestyle competitions all over North America. Mike is excited to bring his special brand of rad-ness to all of the young athletes of FPSC.