While the world cheers on athletes at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games this month, Sun Peaks, British Columbia will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nancy Greene Raine’s 1968 Olympic gold medal win in Grenoble, France.
Olympic Champion, Canada’s Female Athlete of the 20th Century and Director of Skiing at Sun Peaks Resort are just a few of the accomplishments Greene Raine holds to her name. Her racing career gave her the opportunity to visit ski resorts around the world and retirement from racing brought new challenges and achievements in the business world.
“I felt huge satisfaction winning the Olympics, and being part of the development of two major BC ski resorts has made me very proud,” said Greene Raine. “But the key to my success is my family. My husband, Al, who has supported me all the way, and our two sons and their families.”
Greene Raine and her husband, Sun Peaks’ Mayor Al Raine, have called Sun Peaks home for over two decades and have been integral to growth in the community. As Sun Peaks’ Director of Skiing since 1994, Greene Raine’s background in the industry is an important asset, helping the resort deliver a world class guest experience. A highlight for guests from around the world is the complimentary ‘Ski with Nancy’ mountain tour where Greene Raine spends the afternoon guiding guests around the slopes, sharing ski tips and her love of the mountains.
Celebrating her 50th milestone at Sun Peaks in the midst of the Olympics is a very special celebration for Greene Raine.
“It’s hard to believe that it has been 50 years since the Grenoble Olympics, an event that certainly changed my life,” Greene Raine explained. “I’m really excited to celebrate my golden anniversary in Sun Peaks.”
Sun Peaks is inviting everyone to help celebrate this milestone, five decades from the day Greene Raine celebrated her gold medal win. The celebration begins at 11:30am with an opportunity to ski with the Olympic Champion from the top of the Sunburst chairlift. At 12:00pm, guests are invited to watch the Flag Parade and presentation at the base of the village platter. Festivities will continue into the evening with a public reception and Olympic celebration at Masa’s Bar + Grill from 7:00-9:00pm, which will include Olympic coverage, live music and tasty appetizers.
For more information about Nancy Greene Raine’s 50th anniversary celebrations at Sun Peaks, please visit https://www.sunpeaksresort.com/Nancys50thAnniversaryCelebration