In focus: Brothers celebrated at White Pass Ski Area 40 years after winning Olympic medals


Phil and Steve Mahre, fraternal twins who won gold and silver medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics in Bosnia, were celebrated this weekend at the White Pass Ski Area. 

On Saturday, skiers and snowboarders were invited to join the Mahre twins as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of their medal-winning runs in running a dual slalom course at White Pass. Attendees could challenge their friends and family on the course or even race against Phil or Steve.

The brothers were born in Yakima in 1957. In 1964, when their father became the mountain manager for the White Pass Ski Area, the family moved to the mountain and Phil and Steve started alpine skiing careers.

Ultimately, their careers would culminate with a first- and second-place finish — with Phil taking gold and Steve taking silver — in the slalom event at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics in Bosnia.

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The White Pass Ski Area’s annual winter carnival is approaching on Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, with a massive snow castle scheduled to be built.

The snow castle will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tubing and a kids’ obstacle course will also be available.

Additionally, night ski tickets will be available on March 2 starting at 2 p.m., with the skiing session going until 8 p.m., and a fireworks show scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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