Anthony Wise (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1988
Born: March 15, 1921 Hayward, WI
Died : April 6, 1995 Cable, WI
On December 15, 1947 Tony Wise first opened a ski resort that became known as Telemark Lodge. From this beginning he developed a master plan for developing cross country skiing in the area that had far reaching impacts. He created a regional U.S. Ski Team Training Center there that eventually became home to the American Birkebeiner, the largest and most important cross country ski race on the winter calendar in the United States.