Nels Nelsen  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1971

Born:  1894

Died   1943, Revelstoke, Canada

Nels Nelsen was an active competitive ski jumper during the 1920's who set a world record of 240 feet in Revelstoke in 1924.  After a hunting accident ended his competitive career he remained active as a coach and teacher and had a positive influence on the organization of skiing in western Canada and on the Pacific north-west in the United States.  He was highly regarded for his sense of sportsmanship and actively promoted a strict adherence to the amateur code when he believed that debates over professionalism were seriously disrupting the National Ski Association.

Nelsen Hill in Revelstoke is named after him.


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