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Leif Odmark, Sun Valley nordic icon

Passing Date: 
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Leif Odmark, Sun Valley's nordic icon

By Dick Dorworth

Leif Odmark, often affectionately referred to as "Mr. Sun Valley" and one of the legends of cross-country skiing, died in Boise at the age of 84. 

Born in Sweden in 1920, Odmark was the eldest son of a Swedish father and a Norwegian mother, but he lived in Sun Valley most of his life, beginning in 1948. He was among the best known and accomplished members of its ski community.

Read the complete obituary in the Idaho Mountain Express.

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