Katie McMahon

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Head Performance Cross Country Coach

Foothills Nordic is happy to welcome Katie McMahon as Head Performance Coach of Cross Country.

Originally from Chelsea Québec, Katie is making her way back out West to join the excellent coaching team at Foothills Nordic.

From being pulled along in a pulk by her parents through the Gatineau Park, to racing around on the NCD circuit, NorAms and Nationals; the Canadian ski community has played a huge part in Katie‘s upbringing.

After completing her two degrees in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, including a Master’s in Sport Psychology, Katie accidentally fell into coaching and has never looked back. What began as a way to give back to her community developed into a career. Working for six years as the assistant race team coach at Chelsea Nordiq, Katie‘s passion for developing personal excellence and life skills in youth became apparent. Juggling her love for youth development with a passion for high performance, Katie has soaked up all the knowledge she could from experiences such as a European B-Tour, World Junior Championships, Youth Olympics and the World Cup and now passes that down to the young Canadian athletes in the club system.

This past year, Katie navigated an ever changing “Covid year” as Team Ontario’s Head Coach, helping provincial team athletes navigate the adversity of a pandemic.


  • Head Performance Cross Country Coach, Foothills Nordic Ski Club (Current)
  • Currently completing Advanced Coaching Diploma
  • MHK Intervention and Consultation
  • CSPA Mental Performance Consultant
  • BSc. Human Kinetics