Memorial race to celebrate skiing pioneer

Mark Andreassen

Mark Andreassen

*Unfortunately, due to to weather conditions, this race has been cancelled.*

The Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club and Blake Andreassen are hosting the Mark Andreassen Memorial Ski Race at Grouse Mountain on January 11, 2014.

The race honours Blake’s father, Mark Andreassen, who was one of the first enthusiasts to ski Grouse Mtn. in the early 1950s. He passed away in May, 2013. All proceeds from the event will support the Tyee Ski Club. Organizers are looking forward to an easy-going, no pressure race.

“(The) emphasis is on participation rather than fast speeds,” says Blake. “The memorial race . . . will allow many of Mark’s skiing friends to get together to reminisce and have a few beers and laughs.”

Registration for the event closes on January 10 at 6 p.m., and lift ticket prices will be discounted for racers.

Click here for more information and to register for the race.

  • Pete Preissl

    Maybe later in the season Blake ? would be fun !