Helen McAlpin  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1968

Born:    January 15, 1906  Cleveland, OH

Died:    1999   Convent, NJ

Helen McAlpine was able, through marriage, to be a member of Britain's FIS team from 1932 to 1834.  She was an outstanding skier winning many Kandahar races and was a holder of the Kandahar diamond pin.  She was the first American woman to race in Europe and through the efforts of Sir Arnold Lunn as able to compete for the United States at the FIS Championships in 1935 and the US Olympic Team in 1936.  She served as team captain on both occasions.  Throughout her life she helped to promote skiing in the United States.


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