Roger Douglas was the ski instructor in the films "Skiing with Lundgren" CFCN films 1962.
Born in 1932 in Innisfail, AB. After receiving his chartered accountant degree in 1956, Roger earned his Level III ski instructor's certificate and then spent two winter's teaching skiing under head instructor Ernie McCulloch at Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Ernie was named "Canadian skier of the half century" and was a major influence in Roger's skiing career. Returning to Alberta, Roger became ski school director at Mount Norquay and later ski hill manager at the nascent Sunshine Village in Banff. He became a Level IV and eventually an examiner Level (one who grades Level IV candidates) ski instructor. His ? included Bruno Engler and Hans Gmoser. In 1964 Roger moved to Prince George and with close friend Gordon Sahlin developed Purden Mountain Ski Hill. In 1973 Roger and his wife Norma and their four sons moved to Calgary and continued to ski. In 1978 Roger and family moved to Kelowna and continued to ski at Big White and Silver Star. Roger passed away September 15, 2010 at 78 years of age.
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Photographs pertain to Roger Douglas' skiing interests.