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Hall of Fame ski historian, journalist and editor

Morten Lund
Passing Date: December 21, 2018

Hall of Famer Morten Lund, acclaimed ski journalist and skiing historian, died on December 21, 2018 at his home in Accord, New York , at 92. He had a distinguished writing and editing career spanning six decades at Sports Illustrated, SKI, Snow Country and as co-founder and editor of Skiing...

Sports Illustrated ski writer

Fred Smith
Passing Date: December 14, 2018

Frederick Rutledge Smith, 93, an editor at Sports Illustrated, died on Dec. 14, 2018 at his home in Wainscott, New York. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Smith grew up on a farm near Tuscaloosa. At age 18, in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and trained as a pilot. The war ended before he...

Ski writer, photographer

Kim Massie
Passing Date: December 2, 2018

Walter Kimball Massie, 88, long a photographer for Sports Illustrated and SKI Magazine, died December 2, 2018, at his home in Lyonsville, New York. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Massie attended Yale University on a scholarship, graduating in 1951 with a degree in English. He served in military...

Jiminy Peak Manager and Alpine Racing Coach

George Maynard
Passing Date: November 24, 2018

George Franklin Maynard III, who managed Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, died on November 24, 2018. He was the son of George “Doc” Maynard, who founded the legendary Greylock Ski Club in the 1930s and managed Jiminy in its early years with his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Maynard. ...

Hunter Mountain ski school director

Karl Plattner
Passing Date: October 28, 2018

Karl Plattner, the Austrian ski racer who became long-time chief of the Hunter Mountain ski school, died  Oct. 28 at age 91. A native of Innsbruck, Plattner competed for the Austrian National Ski Team before emigrating to North America in 1954. After teaching stints at Mt. Tremblant and Boyne...

Hero of World War II heavy-water raid

Joachim Rønneberg
Passing Date: October 21, 2018

Joachim Holmboe Rønneberg, the leader and last surviving member of a 1943 mission that destroyed the heavy-water production facility in Vemork, Norway, died October 21 at age 99. At age 20, Rønneberg was serving in the Norwegian army when, in April 1940, the country was overrun and occupied by Nazi...

Skiwear executive

Steve Crisafulli
Passing Date: October 18, 2018

Stephen W. Crisafulli, whose colorful career spanned management of the Profile, Slalom, Bogner and Marmot brands, died October 18 at age 78. Crisafulli grew up in New York’s Long Island suburbs and earned a BA at Dartmouth College in 1961 and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business in 1962. He...

Racer, coach, Rossignol exec, baker

Gérard Rubaud
Passing Date: October 8, 2018

Gérard Rubaud, the artisanal baker who helped steer Rossignol to a dominant position in ski racing and in the North American ski market, died October 8 following a long illness. He was 77 years old. Born in Aix-les-Bains in Savoie, Rubaud dropped out of school at age 16 to ski full time. He took an...

10th Mountain Division veteran

Joe Crimmer
Passing Date: September 13, 2018

10th Mountain Division veteran Joseph Paul Crimmer, of Whitesboro, New York, passed away September 13, weeks short of his 98th birthday. Crimmer grew up in Utica, New York and enlisted in the 87th Mountain Regiment. He served in the Aleutian invasion and earned a Bronze Star during the Italian...

Swiss journalist, Olympic official

Karl Erb
Passing Date: September 5, 2018

Karl Erb, the leading sports commentator on Swiss television for two decades, died September 5 at age 92. Erb grew up in Zurich and began writing about sports for a variety of newspapers beginning in 1946. He covered Formula 1 racing, soccer and equestrian events, but became best known for...

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