Halvor Halstad (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1977
Born: 1905, NOR
Died: May 8,1990 Hemet, CA
Immigrating to the United States in 1923, Halstad first lived in southern California. Next he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he joined the Norse Athletic Club. He won the first twelve jumping tournaments he entered. In 1930, he moved to Salt Lake City where he joined the newly-formed Professional Ski Association. He was leading professional jumper to 1936, perhaps the closest competitor to the famed Alf Engen. His daring crowd pleasing style earned him the name "Dynamite."
At Lake Arrowhead, Halstad Hill was named in his honor. He was instrumental in the design and construction of the Big Pines Hill, which held the American record during the 1930s.
Halstad dedicated much of his life toward developing and supporting junior jumping and cross country programs. He was a member of the Squaw Valley Winter Olympic Committee while helping construct and maintain the Nordic facilities there.