Skiers remember a fallen friend while hitting the slopes

Skiers in our area took to the slopes Saturday while also remembering the life of a fellow skier. Mount La Crosse held its annual Dan Nagy Memorial ski race Saturday afternoon.

Nagy was a skier who would ski at Mt. La Crosse before he died just over a decade ago in a tragic plane crash.

Skiers ranging from 8 to 18 years old participated in Saturday’s race.

Organizers say people come from all over the Midwest to compete in this race.
“We’re bringing some of the kids in from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, upper Michigan. We have a North Dakota kid here. And they all come together to compete head-to-head on one of the most challenging hills that we have in our ski racing community,” said Central High School Ski Team head coach Bill Patza.

This is the 12th year Mount La Crosse has held the race with more than 300 athletes attending this year.