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Jimmie Heuga, Olympic slalom medalist, MS healing pioneer

Jimmie Heuga
Passing Date: February 8, 2010

In 1949, the 1937 World Alpine Champion Emile Allais arrived at the newly-opened Squaw Valley to be ski school director. Allais spoke little English, and was happy to relax with another Frenchman on site, the lift operator Pascal Heuga. Heuga had a six-year-old son in tow. Little Jimmie followed...

Toni Sailer, Olympic and World Champion

Toni Sailer
Passing Date: August 24, 2009

Olympic and World Champion Toni Sailer, By Patrick Lang The bad news was expected, but not so soon. Austrian skiing legend Anton “Toni” Engelbert Sailer of Kitzbühel, the first competitor to win all three alpine ski events in a single Olympics, died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 in Innsbruck, after a...

Andrea Mead Lawrence, Olympic gold medalist

Andrea Mead Lawrence
Passing Date: March 30, 2009

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (April 2, 2009) - One of America's greatest Olympic champions, Andrea Mead Lawrence, passed away  at her home near Mammoth Mountain, Calif. at the age of 76. A three-time Olympian, she played a pivotal role in establishing the United States as an alpine power against the...

Wolfgang Lert, Writer, Filmaker, Skiwear Importer

Wolfie Lert
Passing Date: February 13, 2009

  Wolfgang Lert, 91, died peacefully at his home in San Francisco on Feb. 13, 2009. After racing for UCLA, Wolfie became the university's first ski coach and made some early Southern California ski films. During WWII he worked in the Office of War Information, and afterwards was editor of Western...

Stu Campbell, author, skier, instructor

Stuart Duncan Campbell
Passing Date: December 4, 2008

Stuart Duncan Campbell(From the Vermont Ski Museum) Author, skier, Vermont native, Stu Campbell, passed away December 4, 2008, at his home in Stowe after a 20 year battle with cancer. He was 65. Known throughout the skiing world, Campbell fashioned a career from his own understated elegance, both...

Otto Werlin, Loveland Ski Area

Otto Werlin
Passing Date: November 25, 2008

  Otto Werlin, 82, retired general manager of Loveland Ski Areas, died November 25, 2008.  Werlin was born in Denver in 1926 to his recently immigrated German parents. An East High school and Regis graduate, he served in the US Army in the Occupation Forces in Germany. It was there that his German...

Nick Hock, 10th Mountain veteran and ski industry pioneer

Nick Hock
Passing Date: November 1, 2008

Nick Hock, 91 Nick Hock was born in 1917, and grew up in Grinzing, a western suburb of Vienna, amidst the ruins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His father, managing director of a large paper mill, was an accomplished climber, and taught his kids to ski in the hilly Vienna woods. Like his siblings,...

Jim Woolner, Ski Equipment Importer

Jim Woolner
Passing Date: July 15, 2008

Jim Woolner, Ski Equipment Importer Jim Woolner, one of the ski industry's most respected businessmen, died at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y., on July 15, 2008. He was 88. As president of Beconta, a ski equipment importing firm that represented many of the ski industry's leading names and brands,...

George Bauer, SKI Magazine publisher

George Bauer
Passing Date: July 13, 2008

George Bauer, SKI Magazine publisher George Bauer, resident of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, passed away on July 13, 2008 after a long illness.  George was born in 1925 and Lived in Larchmont, N.Y. for many years. A graduate of New York State Maritime Academy, he served in the U.S. Navy during World...

Oakley Hall, author "The Downhill Racers"

Oakley Hall
Passing Date: May 12, 2008

By WILLIAM GRIMES Published: May 16, 2008 Oakley Hall, the author of the novels “Warlock” and “The Downhill Racers” and a literary heir to fellow California writers like Wallace Stegner, at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 87 and lived in Nevada City, Squaw Valley and San Francisco. Liz...

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