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Jim Quarles, Racer and retailer

Jim Quarles
Passing Date: January 25, 2008

Jim Quarles, racer and retailer Jim Quarles, alpine and cross-country racer,retailer and distributor, died January 25, 2008 in Montreal. Born in Montreal in 1933, Quarles was a member of Canada's National Ski Team. From 1957 to 1963, Quarles was a member of the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team,...

David Bradley, Racer, writer, surgeon

David Bradley
Passing Date: January 7, 2008

David Bradley, 92, nordic combined champ, surgeon , author, anti-nuke advocate David Bradley died on Jan. 7, 2007 in Norway, Me. He was 92. Born Feb. 22, 1915, David John Bradley raced at Dartmouth, where he graduated in 1938, after winning the national nordic combined championship. He was named to...

Paul Valar, ski technique authority

Paul Valar
Passing Date: December 25, 2007

Paul S. Valar, 87, pioneer instructor Swiss racer, mountain guide was a force in New Hampshire skiing from 1950 onward. Franconia, N.H. -- Paul S. Valar, 87, skied across the finish line on December 25, 2007, dying as a result of complications from advanced prostate cancer. For the ski industry,...

Gene Bahniuk, binding safety guru

Gene Bahniuk
Passing Date: May 24, 2007

Gene Bahniuk, 81, binding safety guru Mechanical engineering professor drove development of safety standards Dr. Eugene Bahniuk, professor of engineering at Case-Western University, died May 24, 2007 at his home in Gates Mills, Ohio. He was 81. Born in 1926 in West Virginia, Bahniuk grew up in...

Jean Saubert, Olympic medalist, USA

Jean Saubert
Passing Date: May 14, 2007

Olympic Medalist Jean Saubert BIGFORK, Mont. (May 15) - Two-time former Olympic medalist and six-time U.S. ski champion Jean Saubert died in 2007 of cancer. She was 65. Saubert, who grew up skiing in the Cascades mountain range in Oregon, where her father was a forest ranger, saw her first Olympic...

Richard Goetzman, USSA president

Dick Goetzman
Passing Date: April 3, 2007

Dick Goetzman, USSAand Hall of Fame president Dick Goetzman, for decades a board member of both the U.S. Ski Association and the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame, died April 3, 2007 in Long Beach, Calif., after a long illness. He was 78. Dick served as president of the Far West Ski Association in...

Robert Nordhaus, 10th vet, New Mexico pioneer

Bob Nordhaus
Passing Date: February 22, 2007

Robert Nordhaus, 10th vet and New Mexico pioneer Robert Nordhaus, 97, who pioneered skiing in New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains and fought in the 10th Mountain Division, died Feb. 22, 2007 in Albuquerque. Bob was born in Las Vegas, N.M. and grew up in Albuquerque, where his father ran the Charles...

Erich Windisch, Vail

Erich Windisch
Passing Date: February 14, 2007

Jumper, Instructor and Artist Erich Windisch, 89, a longtime Vail, Colorado, ski instructor and artist, died in Vail on February 14, 2007. Windisch started skiing in his native Germany at the age of 3. For five years, he was a member of the German National Team in jumping and nordic combined,...

Walter Foeger, ski technique revolutionary

Walter Foeger
Passing Date: February 10, 2007

Walter Foeger Ski Teaching Trailblazer Walter Foeger, ski teacher and theoretician, died at age 90 on February 10, 2007 in Vienna, Austria. Born in Innsbruck in 1917, his family moved to Kitzbühel. where his mother found work as secretary of the tennis club at the foot of the Hahnenkamm. Young...

Ed and Doris Lachapelle, avalanche expert and writer

Dolores LaChapelle
Passing Date: January 21, 2007

Ed and Dolores LaChapelle, Backcountry Pioneers Ed LaChapelle, an avalanche expert known for his ground-breaking research in snow safety, and his former wife Dolores LaChapelle—ecologist, teacher, scholar, ski pioneer, and writer—lived lives of energy, curiosity, and example. Dolores died on...

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