HSC Coaches

Alpine Head Coach / Program Director              headcoach@hemlockskiclub.com

Rob LahtiRob joined the Hemlock Ski Club as program Director in 2015. Rob is both a former ski racer and former long-time head coach for the Mount Seymour Ski Club. As a ski racer, he raced 8 years at the FIS level and competed for Canada on the World Cup circuit. As a ski racing coach, he has coached hundreds of junior racers over his career and to date has placed three of them on the BC Ski team. In addition to his coaching for Mt. Seymour Ski Club, he was also a regular coach for the BC Ski team and a guest coach for ski camps for elite racers at both Whistler (i.e. the Mike and Manny camp) and at Mt. Hood.

Rob brings to his job an incredible amount of dedication and enthusiasm, which is infectious to junior racers, fellow coaches, club executives and parents.


U12 Alpine Coach                           U12coach@hemlockskiclub.com

Martin ParilakMartin joined Hemlock Ski Club as a coach in 2011. Having a father as a ski instructor and a cross country coach, he started skiing at the age of 2 in his home country of Slovakia (former Czechoslovakia). During the early years Martin developed a true love for the mountains and sport of downhill and cross country skiing where he competed on the regional level. During high school Martin joined the road biking club and later transitioned  into the sport of triathlon  where he won the Slovak Championship in middle distance. He was part of the Slovak Junior National Team until his injuries forced him to retire.  His two children are members of the club in the U12 and U10 program.

He has Master Degree in Physical Education specializing in coaching( skiing and endurance sports) from University of Presov in Slovakia. Martin has CSCF Entry level trained and is working towards EL Certified.

This year as U12 coach Martin is looking forward to working with the athletes on being the best ski racers they can be and enjoy sport of skiing.


Nancy Green Head Coach                       ngheadcoach@hemlockskiclub.com

Peter PrihodaPeter first began at the ski club in 1986 as a Nancy Greener at the age of 6 and continued through the Alpine Program until the age of 16. In the late 90’s to 2005, Peter began coaching in the Hemlock Nancy Greene program. He returned in 2014 to coach the Nancy Greene program again, and has a daughter and step daughter in the program as well.


Nancy Green Coaches

Nathan Evans –”I grew up skiing at Hemlock, started with the freestyle team at 14 in 94. Then went on to start teaching lessons at 16. I have taught at Seymour, Cypress & Grouse and have been teaching and coaching in some capacity ever since.”

Adela Sewell –

Kelsey Voss – “I have been skiing since I was four and have been super passionate about it my entire life. I raced competitively for 7 years and was a part of the Vancouver Ski Team & toured a lot of racing circuits across Western Canada. I stopped racing at the end of my high school career when I sustained a knee injury, so I decided to put my heart into coaching instead. I got my CSCF level one, coached the Fraser Valley team at BC Winter Games in 2016 as well as coached the U14’s during Provincials at Red Mountain that same year. I will be entering my third season of coaching. I absolutely love the sport and really enjoy giving back to the racing community by sharing my professional advice.”

Colby Johnson – Colby was introduced to skiing at 8 years old and has loved the sport ever since. He and his family grew up skiing every weekend on Mt Seymore. Colby’s coaching philosophy is ‘build the person, build the athlete, build the sport’. His overall goal is to build the love of skiing in every athlete he coaches.

Connor Liljedahl –

Walker Eliason-

Vicki Koh –


Congratulations to this season’s Jennifer Voss Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Matthew Safar. Your dedication, enthusiasm and willingness to help anywhere and everywhere is always appreciated.