Carl Lawrence Davidson
The 2015 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Carl Lawrence Davidson took over the Alpine Racing Program at Snow Valley Resort in 1964. He taught ski racing to the Nancy Green level (ages 6 to 13 years) skiers. Davidson also taught Alpine Racers (ages 14 to 18 years) and some A class racers. The A class racers traveled to various resorts for competition including Chicopee in Kitchener, Hidden Valley, Huntsville, Bethany, Devil’s Elbow and Beaver Valley. The final races were held at Collingwood. He stayed coaching at Snow Valley until 1969.

Davidson moved on to Horseshoe Valley where he became their first racing coach. He formed the Horseshoe Valley racing program and was the Head Coach from 1969 to 1979. At this time, the Huronia Racing League was formed, with teams from Medonte Mountain, Snow Valley, Pine Ridge and Horseshoe. This league was for Nancy Green and Alpine aged skiers covering ages 6 to 18. The racers that developed at Horseshoe excelled and the Club was asked to place a team in the Southern Ontario Division. This opened a new level of competition for local skiers. Davidson’s dedication to the early development of competitive skiing has influenced many local skiers and coaches. The annual Carl’s Dude Cup Challenge is named in his honour.

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