Harald Sorensen (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1973
Born: May 19, 2907 Asker, NOR
Died: May 1983 Colorado Springs, CO
Harald Sorensen was a top Nordic competitor in his native Norway competing at many top meets, including the Holmenkollen and a challenger to legends like the famous Ruud brothers. After immigrating to the United States in 1929 he was twice named to the NSA's All-American ski team and twice was a runner up at ski jumping's national championships.
During World War Two he was a military ski instructor, work that included his being attached to the British Mountain School in Italy.
He became a national ski jumping judge in 1937, coached the 1950 FIS team and the 1950 Olympic Team. As a ski instructor the genial Sorensen had a huge impact teaching ski jumping at Winter Park in Colorado. He was a recipient of the Russell Wilder Award in 1971 for his contributions to youth skiing and the Halstead Memorial Award for his efforts on behalf of skiing in the Rocky Mountain division.