The Gene Gillis Award - Freeski

Maddie Haser

The Gene Gillis Award

For Outstanding Athletics

Maddie Haser

Maddie was on a tear all season long in competition. Maddie was in the top 3 at each event that she finished this winter (6 out of 7!), and completed the season with a 5th place at the North American Championships in Big Sky. Maddie finished the season 5th overall in North America in the incredibly competitive 12-14 female ski division

[Photo: Maddie sending it while her teammates look on]


Gene Gillis Award For Outstanding Athletics
This award is presented to one  athlete in each discipline for outstanding results. Gene Gillis was an Olympian and a founder of the Copper Mountain Race Team back in the 1970s. In 1980, along with Mark Jones, Corky McDonald, and Fred Turner, Gene started the Summit Race Team, which provided full-time Alpine ski training for the first time in Summit.  His wife Ina passed away in March 2019.  Until her death, she lived in their house, which is now surrounded by development in the River Run Village at Keystone.

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