Boyd, Rob

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Boyd, Rob

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February 15, 1966 -


Rob Boyd was born February 15, 1966 to parents Sandy and Molly Boyd. His father owned a skihill in Vernon, BC, before selling it and moving his family to Whistler in 1982 when Rob was 16 years old, which had him skiing at Whistler Mountain. He is a Canadian former alpine skier who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. In 1989, he was the first Canadian alpine skier to win a downhill on home soil in Creekside, at Whistler Mountain. Boyd's own career with the national ski team spanned 13 seasons, followed by three seasons racing professionally. He had six career podiums including three wins, and placed in the top 15 on the World Cup circuit 28 times. He got married and had two children, both boys. He began coaching the Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) racing team in 2002, but was called up several years later to coach the women's national ski team. Under his guidance, the team posted some of its top results, with Britt Janyk, Emily Brydon and Kelly VanderBeek finding the podium. In 2003, he was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and also married Sherry Newstead. As of 2010, he came back to the WMSC as Head Coach and Sport Development Manager. In recent years he has shifted his focus to working in real estate with the Thornhill Real Estate Group. He currently lives in Whistler with his family.


Vernon, BC

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Boyd, Sandy (fl. 1960s-)

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Boyd, Molly (fl. 1980s-)

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