This Fund was initially established with a donation from the Craig Macfie Foundation to provide financial support to young skiers who show passion and commitment to skiing and ski racing and are motivated to improve their skiing.
Craig was a passionate and talented skier from a young age, loving all aspects of the sport. He was a member of the Scottish and British Ski Teams and attended two World University Games. To further progress his skiing career, he opted to go to Oregon University in USA on a skiing scholarship. Whilst there, in November 2011, he was tragically hit and killed by a car driven by a drink driver.
The Craig Macfie Foundation was established by Craig’s family to honour, celebrate and remember his life whilst promoting local and national skiing and raising awareness about the dangers of drink driving. It is run by Craig’s mother and sister, Rosie and Catriona MacFie.
The Craig MacFie Foundation Fund aims to make two awards each year. One to a Lothian Ski Racer at the annual Craig Macfie Classic race and one to a British male FIS skier at the British Championships.
Nominations for these awards are made by Rosie and Catriona MacFie.
Recipients in recent years have gone on to establish themselves in the GB Snowsports Alpine World Cup, Europa Cup and FIS squads.