Ole Hegge (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1970
Born: September 3, 1898 Bardu Troms, NOR
Died: June 2, 1994 Columbia, NY
Ole Hegge was a five time Norwegian national champion in cross country and nordic combined. He was an Olympic silver medalist at the 1928 Olympics in cross country skiing. He also competed for Norway at the 1932 Olympic Games. He immigrated to the United States in 1929.
The "grand old man of skiing" as he was called in later years, worked with the Satre brothers to make Salisbury CT a ski center. He won over 50 tournaments during an active 17 year career and actively promoted skiing in the north east throughout his life.