Marie-Catherine Bruno is congratulated by Ken Derpak

Marie-Catherine Bruno is congratulated by Ken Derpak

Coach goes international

Marie-Catherine Bruno has been selected by her nordic ski instructor peers to represent Canada at the 2015 InterSki conference in Argentina

A Silver Star nordic coach has been recognized internationally.

Marie-Catherine Bruno has been selected by her nordic ski instructor peers to represent Canada at the 2015 InterSki conference in Argentina. InterSki is where snow sports instructors exchange ideas on technique and teaching methodology.

Bruno will represent the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors for telemark. She joins a long list of InterSki alumni from Silver Star, including Norman Kreutz, director of the Snowsports School and Guy Paulsen, manager of nordic operations.

“Representing Canada in telemark at Interski has been a dream since I participated in a small local demo at Mont Tremblant six years ago,” said Bruno.

“It required a lot of focused training hours, but when I have something in my head, I normally find a way to get it done. I have also been blessed with supportive sponsors, including Silver Star Mountain and great mentors like Guy Paulsen. I could not have done it alone.”

Bruno has been an instructor and member of the Silver Star community for 10 years.

She was the first Canadian woman and youngest ever to achieve the title of master of nordic, the highest level of certification in nordic skiing. She is an active member of the Silver Star Fire Department and runs and operates an orthotic business in Vernon.