Dodie Post Gann (deceased)
Year Inducted: 2001
Born: September 10, 1922 Reno, NV
Died: December 24, 2012 San Juan Island, WA
Growing up in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, competition began for Dodie as a Reno Ski Club junior in 1938. In 1941, ’42 and ’47 she trained at Sun Valley, during which time she won the Silver Belt at Sugar Bowl, California and the Silver Dollar Derby at Mt. Rose, Nevada.
In 1947, she gained selection to the 1948 Winter Olympic ski team and was selected captain. In 1950, she was selected for the FIS World Championships team and also served as captain. She served as manager of the ladies Olympic training camp at Sun Valley in 1955 and was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Team selection committee in 1956. She was then named team manager of the 1956 U.S. Women’s Olympic Alpine Ski Team that competed in Cortina, Italy.