Kelly Vanderbeek

Kelly VanderBeek: From Hills to Mountains (and the Olympics in between)

Kelly Vanderbeek, Canadian Olympic Downhill Skier and World Cup Medalist considers Lake Louise Ski Resort her ski hill of choice. Taking her first glides strapped into skis on her hometown hill Kapuskasing, Ontario’s Remi Ski Hill, which has one single rope tow, and progressing to Kitchener, Ontario’s Chicopee Ski Club where she began racing on a hill that at the …

Kiersten Vincett Racing

Get to Know: Kiersten Vincett

Kiersten Vincett, is just one athlete out of many, who have put Valley Ski Hill on the map. Starting her ski career at the mere age of two and a half, she was whizzing down the hill in races by the time she was five. She progressed in the Nancy Greene River Valley Series until she was 10 and only …

Arne Peterson

82 Years of Skiing: Arne Peterson’s Lifelong Hobby

Arne Peterson says he “still enjoys skiing” at the age of 92. He started skiing when he was about 10-years old on homemade skis in his homeland, Denmark. There was no ski lift, so he was pulled uphill by a horse. In 1950 he arrived in Canada and he moved to Worsley, Alberta in 1960 where he was employed within …

Daniel Mauser

Get to Know: Daniel Masur

Daniel Masur, was born and raised in Slave Lake, Alberta. For a large portion of his childhood, Daniel worked his way up to a very high level of hockey, but when it came down to the decision to take it all the way, he decided that his heart was truly on the ski hill, rather than on the ice. He …

The Prazak Family

It’s a Prazak Thing

Our shining star is a family. The Prazak family has been involved with Tawatinaw from day 1. Wesley Prazak was the first operator of the hill, along with Joe Moser. Irene Prazak, Wesley’s wife, ran the kitchen. At some point George Prazak and Perry Prazak (Wes’ sons) took over operation of the rental shop. Perry took over operations of the …