Rossland's Nancy Greene Raine, ski legend turned entrepreneur, received an
honorary degree from Royal Roads University in Victoria on Friday.

“Nancy Greene Raine remains a cherished national hero, whose commitment to
excellence, to entrepreneurial vision and to her sport continues to inspire
new generations of Canadian athletes,” said university president Gerry

Greene Raine, who learned to ski on the slopes of Red Mountain, B.C., is one
of Canada's most decorated ski racers. She won two World Cup titles in 1967
and 1968 and gold and silver medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble,

Following her retirement from competitive skiing, Greene and her husband Al
Raine founded the Nancy Greene Ski League, which has served as an
entry-level race program for young children for more than 30 years.

Greene and Raine were also instrumental in the early promotion of Whistler,
where they built their first hotel in the 1970s. In 1994, they brought their
experience to Sun Peaks, a world-class ski resort near Kamloops, where
Greene is director of skiing.