Cortlandt T. Hill  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1970

Born:  March 31, 1906      St. Paul, MN

Died:  March 21, 1978      Pebble Beach, CA

Throughout his life Corty Hill was prominently involved in promoting and contributing to skiing especially in the far west.  In 1937 his first major achievement came with his organizing of the first slalom race on the east slope of the High Sierras, not far from Mammoth.

During World War Two he was a National Ski Patrol Section Chief and following the war was President of the Far West Ski Association (1947-48).  He is credited with single handedly organizing and equipping the 1948 US Olympic ski team.

He chaired the Olympic ski team committee for the 1952 games and represented the United States at six FIS Congresses (1951-1957) .  He personally financed aerial surveys for potential ski areas in California, Nevada and Oregon.  He gave unselfishly to skiing and was often its guiding light.


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