FIS and U.S. Masters racing champion

Passing Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Five-time FIS Masters champion Anne Nordhoy, 77, of Spring Township, Pennsylvania, died of natural causes on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 while on vacation in Tampa, Florida with her husband Frode.

Over the past four decades, Anne became well known within the skiing community as a top masters competitor. Though she didn’t start alpine skiing until her 40s, she won the overall FIS Masters title in her age group five times, a record among women competing for the United States. She also garnered numerous U.S. Masters Championships and other awards. Posthumously, New England Masters Skiing, Inc. recently awarded Nordhoy its prestigious Tobin Award for her many contributions to Masters skiing over the years.

Nordhoy served for numerous years as U.S. delegate to the FIS Masters Committee, attending meetings around the globe. She also contributed articles to and to U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s publications during her tenure on the FIS Masters committee.

Born on August 11, 1940 in Oslo, Norway, she was the daughter of the late Johan and Hildborg (Sundsli) Fjeldstad. Anne graduated from Oslo High School in Norway in 1958 and emigrated to the U.S. with her husband in 1960, where they shared a life together over the next 58 years. Her role as chief confidant to the president (as well as document and financial manager) was critical to the launch and early success of Strategic Analysis Inc., which was founded by her husband in 1977. SAI grew into a major global consulting business in the chemical engineering industry with hundreds of employees and offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. —Lisa Densmore Ballard

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