Dave Irwin learned to ski at the age of three on the slopes of his father, Bill's, Loch Lomond ski resort in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He came by his later fame naturally. The name Irwin is synonymous with Canadian skiing with no fewer than seven family members involved on National teams at various times. Named to the Canadian National Ski Team in 1971 at the age of 17, he remained on the team until his retirement in March 1982. He won the Can-Am Slalom title in 1972, earning him the NOVA Cup as Canada's most improved skier in that year. A year later he competed in his first World Cup Downhill race at Schladming, Austria, placing 14th, an auspicious beginning...
Active Period: 1971 - 1997
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