The name of the wedding location is appropriate in that both met many years ago as rising alpine skiers in the N.Y. Ski Educational Foundation at Whiteface Mountain. Andrew, son of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, put that training on the 1980 Olympic mountain to good use as he went on to capture a 2010 Olympic bronze medal in super G at the Vancouver Games.
When not training and competing with the U.S. Ski Team, the downhill and super G specialist attends Dartmouth College. He is currently concluding a speed camp with the national team in Chile.
Denja, daughter of Jay and Gun Rand, was a teacher and alpine ski coach at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid from 2008-2012. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 2007 in English and Political Science. Denja is currently attending graduate school at the State University (N.Y.) at Potsdam where she is pursuing a Masters degree in Education.
In addition to their own athletic prowess, Andrew and Denja come from outstanding winter sport lineage. Andrew’s mother, Lisa, was national luge champion in 1977, while Jay Rand was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic ski jumping team.
The couple will reside in Lake Placid.