A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Martin began his lifetime love affair with skiing as a young boy at Loch Lomond ski area. During his junior ski racing career, Martin became a Junior Canadian Champion, competed on both the Nor-Am and Europa Cup circuits. As often the case in ski racing, a series of injuries cut Martin’s competitive career short. However, becoming a student of the game enabled Martin to transition into a successful coaching career. From that moment, Martin further dedicated his life to the sport by learning and sharing his experiences as an elite level athlete to the next generation. As a fully certified coach and instructor in multiple countries, Martin has held prestigious coaching and instructor positions in both Canada and the USA at institutions such as the National Ski Academy in Ontario, Killington Mountain School in Vermont, and Bowdoin College in Maine and is widely considered one of the top ski coaches in the world.
Always focused on the “pursuit of better” and giving back to the sport of skiing, Martin started The Next Turn Podcast in January, 2021. The only podcast of its kind in the snow sports world, The Next Turn Podcast examines skiing, ski racing, and sport. Guests include athletes, coaches, and forward-thinking figures throughout the world of snow sports. This fun and engaging podcast takes a deep dive and conducts open and honest conversations in the pursuit of “better”— “better coaches, better athletes, better parents, better supporters, better advocates and better fans.” Since its inception, The Next Turn Podcast consistently entertains thousands of weekly subscribers, in over 40 countries and has been ranked in the top 200 sports podcasts in 19 countries!