Wendell Robie  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1964

Born:    1895

Died:  10/31/1984        Auburn, CA

Wendell Robie was the first President of the famous Auburn Ski Club and played a leading role in encouraging skiing and opening up the Sierra Nevada to ski sport. 

He was the President of the California Ski Association which, in 1931, became re-designated as the Far West Ski Association.  Under his direction, even though his ski area was still largely under developed successfully bid for the National Alpine Championships of 1932. 

He was elected a Vice-President of the National Ski Association in 1938.  A committed sponsor of the Western Ski Sport Museum established in Auburn he ensured the preservation of this area's important contribution to American ski sport history.   

 


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