Peter Andrew Brinkman |

Peter Andrew Brinkman

Peter A. Brinkman, one time ski school director at Aspen Highlands, died Jan. 31.

Peter Andrew Brinkman was born in San Francisco on Oct. 3, 1930, and died in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2005.

Peter loved skiing, college football and sailing. He played football for the University of Washington Huskies in the early 1950s, and remained a devoted Huskie fan. Peter received an MA in architecture from the University of Washington in 1967 and was involved in building projects throughout his life. He designed and built his homes in Los Angeles and in South Lake Tahoe, where he also built the Christiana Lodge in 1961.

Peter spent most of his life on ski mountains throughout the West. He was the ski school director at five resorts, including Heavenly Valley in South Lake Tahoe, Aspen Highlands (where he was also the winter sports director in 1970), Bear Valley/Mt. Reba, Telluride and Kirkwood Meadows. Most recently, he was the sports director at Caesar’s Palace in South Lake Tahoe.

He is survived by his beloved, Ann; his daughter, Melissa Greis and granddaughter, Grace Greis; nieces and nephews, Paul Brinkman Jr., Timothy Brinkman, Jeannine Brinkman, Lisabet Brinkman and Maria Brinkman. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 24, at noon at St. Martin of Tours Church in Brentwood. Father Donal Keohane will officiate.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s name to Methodist Hospital Foundation, Attn: Amanda Pilcher, P.O. Box 4384, Houston, TX 72210.

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