Marthinius Strand (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1958
Born: 1887, Drammen, NOR
Died: 10/25/1965, Salt Lake City, UT
Like many Norwegians, Mark Strand brought his love for skiing to the United States and worked to help grow it in America throughout his life. In 1916 he founded the Utah Ski Club, one of the pioneer clubs of that state.
He was a four term president of the newly founded Western Amateur Ski Association and helped to organize the Rocky Mountain Ski Association. He served for several years as a director and vice-president of the National Ski Association. He provided advisory services to the Secretary of the Interior, reviewing potentially suitable sites for ski development in the intermountain country. He served as a registered ski jumping judge for over 35 years.