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Clayton "Darrell" MacLachlan

Apline Ski Builder- Inducted 2024

Darrell MacLachlan was a highly respected figure in the Alpine Skiing community, renowned for his profound expertise, unyielding dedication, and exceptional skills. Throughout his career, he championed athlete safety and fairness, serving in important roles within the International Ski and Snowboard Federation and the Canadian Snowsports Association.

Darrell demonstrated his commitment to excellence on the global stage with notable appointments such as Assistant Chief of Course at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, Chief of Men’s Alpine Event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the International Ski and Snowboard Federation’s Alpine Technical Delegate (men) at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. He also played key roles in the Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup, serving as Chief of Course from 1992 to 1998 and Chief of Race from 2000 to 2018. From 2003 to 2018, he contributed significantly to the International Ski Federation, further solidifying his legacy as a respected leader and mentor.

When not volunteering at these major events, Darrell could often be found at local ski hills, indulging in the sport he cherished. Whether lending his expertise at grassroot races or guiding and mentoring new ski parents, he was dedicated to ensuring that every race was not only safe and fair, but also infused with the joy and excitement that fueled his own love for the sport. Darrell’s willingness to engage with athletes, parents, and fellow enthusiasts reflected his genuine commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive skiing community at all levels.

Throughout his career, Darrell MacLachlan embodied a spirit of continual learning and adaptation, always striving to enhance the sport of alpine skiing and empower the next generation of athletes. His legacy serves as an ongoing source of inspiration, shaping the future of skiing on a global scale.