Alf Engen  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1959

Born:  05/15/1909, Mjoendalen, NOR

Died:  07/20/1997, Salt Lake City, UT

Alf Engen was outstanding in soccer and skiing, eventually becoming one of the most decorated ski jumpers in the United States.  He had a huge impact on the growth and development of skiing in the west.

He emigrated to the United States in 1929 and two years later won the national professional jumping championship.  Over the course of his career he would win this title four more times, win the national amateur title three times and the open title once.

Employed by the US Forest Service as a technical advisor he was involved in the planning and designing of 27 ski areas throughout the intermountain west.  He eventually settled in Alta where he directed its ski school.  He was named the Skier of the Century in 1950 along with winning over 500 trophies during a broadly based athletic career.  The Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, UT is a tribute to him.

 


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