Dagmar’s 2015 Instructor of the Year & Sam’s Ski and Bike Instructor of the Year 2006.

Terrance Gavan is a ski and snowboard instructor, coach, web designer and raconteur.terrytrans450

He is happiest when happy, and if you think about it… you’ll realize that tidbit is not redundant… because we’re all happier when we’re happy.

Smile and juke and jive. Terrance Gavan is a career journalist who has written for a number of newspapers since he began writing oh… about 30 years back. He has won some awards for writing and photography but modesty and old age prevents him from listing them. He is working on a book about growing up. It’s due out? When he finally does… grow up, that is. We are thinking 2021. Hoping for 2025. Let’s not rush this thing. Growing up, that is.

Mostly? Terry is a ski bum with a wry wit and a penchant for passing things forward. That’s all teaching is really. It’s about passing it on. And having fun.


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Terry works out of Dagmar Resort in beautiful Uxbridge, Ontario. He came to Dagmar from Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike in Haliburton. Prior to that Gav taught at Panorama Resort in Invermere, BC and at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Fairmont, BC. Terry received his level one coach (CSCF) at Sunshine Village and his Level Two Ski (CSIA) at Lake Louise. He is also a certified Snowboard Instructor (CASI) and he remains a doddering but proud holder of a Park and Pipe Cert. Terry is working on his Level Three Ski from the CSIA.



The number at Dagmar Resort is 905-649-2002. If you would like to book me for a lesson? It’s easy-peasey lemon-squeezy! Just phone that number and wait for the prompt to the ski school. Just tell whoever answers the phone that you would like to book Terry for a lesson. I am available 7 days a week. Unfortunately, Dagmar is closed Mondays during the regular season.

So Mondays? If you need a website? We can do that too.

Dagmar is located on 1220 Lakeridge Rd, Ashburn, Ontario. Phone 905-649-2002 and wait for the prompt to the ski school.



Terry has a client base which includes a number of special needs kids and adults.

While working with Track Three in Haliburton (Now CADS Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) Terrance taught several clients one legged (three track) skiing and he is also trained to teach special needs kids and adults.  Above all! It’s our goal to teach these kids to accept achievements and to fall in love with the freedom, exhilaration and joy we all receive from letting it go… downhill!








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