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Doug Meyers Invitational

The 10th Annual Doug Meyers Memorial Cup

Welcome to the Doug Meyers Invitational web page. This event is a proud tradition of the Lake Louise Grizzlies Ski Club. We host the event at Lake Louise each spring, and details/race notice can be found on the Alberta Alpine web site.

Get a taste of the event from the video and images below.

About the Race

Ski clubs from all over southern Alberta and from further afar participate in Lake Louise Grizzlies Ski Club’s annual Doug Meyers Invitational race.

Although the format changes each year, the event has typically involved two races held over the weekend. One race is specifically set for athletes who are 8-11 years old, and the other race is specifically set for younger skiers aged 4-7. The format generally has GS races on Saturday with individual results, and on Sunday is the team event (dual challenge) as well as a chance to burn down our ski cross in the terrain event (older athletes only).

The race is an opportunity to celebrate the memory of Doug and showcase our club as a leader in sportsmanship, fun and fair play and the spirit Doug and his family have nurtured throughout the years within the Lake Louise Ski Club.

About Doug

Douglas G Meyers 1972-2003

Doug was one of those people that we all want to be like when we grow up.  Doug lived each day fully and without regrets.  He excelled at sports of all kinds - golf, tennis, waterskiing, running - but dedicated much of his time to downhill skiing.

Doug began his ski racing career with the Skimeisters Nancy Greene program at Fortress Mountain in 1977.  He moved to ski competitively with the Lake Louise Ski Club in 1985, placing in the top 15 at the Canadian Juvenile Finals.  From 1990-97 Doug coached and later, as head coach, coordinated the Nancy Greene Ski program at Lake Louise.  He also coached for the Castle Mountain Nancy Green League in 1998 while attending the University of Lethbridge.  One of Doug's proudest moments was carrying the Olympic torch as a ski racing athlete representative for the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988.

Doug's true passion in life was teaching.  He taught middle school in the Rocky View School Division, was the Lethbridge Tennis Club Professional for five summers, taught tennis at various clubs in Calgary, and taught junior golf at the Redwood Meadows Golf Club.

Born in Calgary on July 25, 1972, and raised in Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows, Doug died of an aggressive form of brain cancer on April 10, 2003 at 30 years of age.  He leaves a legacy of love, acceptance for all and enthusiasm for life.  He will be remembered for his gentle and calm manner, his incredible ability to be positive, hopeful and thankful, independent of life's circumstances.