Skiers race in memory of fallen friend

Skiers race in memory of fallen friend

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Skiers took to the slopes at Mount La Crosse this weekend to celebrate the life of a friend.

Skiers from around the country came together for the 11th annual Dan Nagy Memorial Ski Race.

Nagy was a 30-year-old skier who died 11 years ago in a plane crash.

Around 120 skiers participated in this weekend's event including the New Mexico ski team.

Over the years, the event has grown to become one of the most anticipated events of the season at Mount La Crosse.

Organizers say Nagy would be overjoyed with the success of the event.

"I think Dan would probably laugh and say 'I'm not sure why you're making such a fuss. But that's the kind of guy he was. He was just a happy guy, super positive, lit up a room when he came in. Everybody loved him so we just love coming back and remembering him," said Mark Navin, organizer of the race.

Skiers age 16 to 22 participated in Sunday's event.

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