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Jack Parcheta

It is with great sadness that we remember the passing of Jack Parcheta (78) of Stillwater MN, on April 7, 2019. Jack was vacationing in Steamboat Springs, CO when he suffered a massive stroke.  Jack was a long time Ski Challenge racer at Wild Mountain.




Woody Jewett

It saddens us to report the passing of Wood y Jewett.  Woody raced with the “Piste Off” team on Wednesday afternoons at Buck Hill.  Woody passed away on March 25, 2019.  He was doing what he loved, skiing.  Woody passed away while riding a chairlift at Sun Valley in Idaho.,-iii

Phill Dalager

December 22, 2018
Please keep Phill in your thoughts and prayers!  Phill races with the Ragged Edges – Buck Hill Sunday AM.

Update:  March 2019 – Phill is doing great.  He has recovered from his heart attack and will hopefully be back next season to race with us!

Brian Bebler

We are so sad to report the passing of our good friend and Ski Challenge racer Brian Bebler on Thursday, October 4, 2018.    Brian has participated for many years on “The Chinese Downhill” team on Wednesday nights at Buck Hill.  Brian also designed many of our T-shirts as well as our newest Ski Challenge Logo.  His creativity, kindness and friendship will be greatly missed.  Please follow this link for more information:

Brian Bebler Obituary

Larry Alm (Husband to Judy Alm)

Please support long time Ski Challenge member, Judy Alm, in the passing of her husband Larry Alm.  A celebration of his life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall in Bloomington.  To see the complete Obituary follow this link:  LARRY ALM

Willi Zogg

It saddens us to report the passing of Will Zogg, long time Ski Challenge racer.  Willi passed away on July 27, 2017.

Memorial service 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 with visitation 1 hour prior at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 7600 Harold Ave., Golden Valley. Memorials to family for the purchase of a bench in Westwood Hill Nature Preserve. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996



Bill Cavanagh

March 2, 2016 –
We are sadden by the passing of our friend and teammate, Bill Cavanah this past weekend.  Bill participated with The Karma Terrain on Wednesday afternoons at Buck Hill.   Funeral 2 PM Friday at the Church of St. Olaf, 215 S. 8th St., Mpls. Visitation Thursday 5-8 PM with Sharing of Memories 7-7:30 PM at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave N. @ Vicksburg Lane and Friday at St. Olaf one hour before service.

Donations preferred to the Cavanagh Children’s Donation Account. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411


Judy Alm

Long time Buck Hill ski racer and fashion show coordinator, Judy Alm, of the teams Guys and Dolls and Ladies of the Night, caught a gate on her first race of the season and broke both of her ankles and had to have surgery on both. The right ankle was out of alignment and required a plate and three screws. The left ankle was cracked and required a screw to help it heal faster. She has a hard cast on each leg. She cannot bear weight on the left foot for two weeks and no weight on the right foot for 6 weeks. She cannot drive for 3 months. 

Judy has been a caregiver for her husband who has Parkinson’s disease for the past 3 years. Her three daughters are now caring for their dad and Visiting Angels is going to their home for five overnights a week. 

She is now in a care facility until she can get around on her own, most likely three weeks.
The Villa, 7500 West 22nd Street, St. Louis Park. The phone number at The Villa is 952-546-4261.

Please send Judy your well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery.

John Miller

Longtime ski racer, John “Jack” Miller, age 81, of the team The Grand Finale, passed away December 26, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was very active in his community as a member of Rotary and Kiwanis. He was also an avid outdoors-man enjoying duck hunting and fishing and loved to share his passion with family and friends. John had a lifelong passion for downhill skiing and joined The Ski Challenge in his early 70’s, eventually winning a national gold medal for NASTAR ski racing in Winter Park, Colorado. 

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at Bayview Event Center on Lake Minnetonka, 687 Excelsior Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331. Visitation will start at 11:30. Service will be held from 1:00-2:00 followed by a luncheon.


Roy Hagen

One of our beloved racers, Roy Hagen, passed away on January 3, 2016 around 5:00pm with his family all around him.

Visitation and Funeral Service will be on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, the Service at 11:00 am with lunch afterwards. Burial is at Fort Snelling at 1:45.

Roy was a long time Wild Mountain Ski Challenge Racer.


Please keep Dave Hurely, long time Ski Challenge racer, in your thoughts and prayers as he goes through this tough time.

Marguarite Alice Hurley

Hurley, Marguarite Alice age 60 of Apple Valley. Preceded in death by mother, Yvonne LaGrandeur. Survived by husband of 35 years, David; father, Phillip LaGrandeur; daughters, Siobahn and Caitlin; sister, Patrice LaGrandeur; brother, Pierre LaGrandeur; sisters-in-law, Terry Marlais, Judy Hurley. Visitation Thursday, October 29, 4-7 PM. Memorial service Friday, October 30, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour prior to at: Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400 7625 Mitchell Rd. (1 blk. N. of Hwy 5)

Thomas Mark Casey

  • Thomas Mark Casey

Casey, Thomas Mark Age 60, of Chaska. Passed away peacefully on October 19th surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Tom was a graduate of DeLaSalle H.S. and a member of the University of Minnesota Diving Team. He is preceded in death by his father (Robert “Bob” Casey) and mother (Rosemary). He is survived by his spouse, Diane Casey; children, Mitchel, Griffin, and Taylor; brothers, Joseph (Kerri) and Michael; sisters-in-law, Molly Frawley and Sherise Wright (Jeff), Dawn Marie Johnson (Phil); nieces, nephews and many friends and family. Tom had a great number of friends from his work and hobbies including skiing, biking, and motorcycling. He had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. He was incredibly proud of his children and felt very blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Visitation at the church at 11am. Funeral Mass 1pm Thursday, Oct. 22; St. Victoria Parish (8228 Victoria Dr, Victoria, MN). No flowers please.