Fred Iselin  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1972

Born:  January 25, 1914, Glarus, SUI

Died:  February 14, 1971, SUI

Fred Iselin was one of the central figures in early American ski instruction.  After immigrating to the United States in 1939 he competed in all of the top ski competitions throughout the United States prior to and following World War Two.  He made his name as a ski instructor introducing thousands to the sport.  He started in Sun Valley and then became the director of the ski schools at Aspen, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands.  Along the way he wrote the book, Invitation to Skiing.

He died of injuries suffered in a fall during the shooting of a ski film in the Swiss Alps.  His father was a founder of the Swiss alpine troops.

 


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