1986, Hans Maichen (Skiing)

HansMaichenHans Maichen was inducted to the Hall of Fame as a builder of alpine skiing in Watson Lake.

Inspired by skiing for nine years with virtually no facilities, Hans designed and built, with the help of volunteers, the first ski hill, tow and chalet in Watson Lake in 1968. From 1968 to 1982 his involvement was exceptional. He volunteered many hours as the ski coach, running the operation of the facility and was president of the Watson Lake Ski Club. He was also instrumental in organizing the purchase of a T-bar and redesigned and fitted a second T-bar to the hill.

In 1981 Hans received the Yukon Volunteer of the Year award to recognize his significant contribution to his community.