Betty Woolsey  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1969

Born:   1908      New Mexico,

Died:   1997     Wilson, WY

Betty Woolsey was a member of the first US women's FIS team and of its first Olympic Team.  At the 1936 Olympics she finished 7th in the slalom producing the best U.S. result.  She was a mainstay for the team and was captain of the FIS team in 1937.  In 1939 she won the national titles in the downhill and the slalom.  She was regarded as a fearless and ideal leader.

After retirement she  was editor for a time for Ski Illustrated and a regular contributor to the American Ski Annual.  She published her autobiography,


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