William Brown  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1990

Born: October 5,1922,             Cascade, Idaho.

Died:  September 21, 2008               Grand Junction, CO

William Brown was an outstanding four event skier who led the University of Idaho to an intercollegiate championship. He served in the famous 10th Mountain Division and also in the Korean War. He was the mountain manager for Vail from 1966 to his retirement in 1989. His accomplishments include developing a world class mountain communications system, designing improvements into slope maintenance machines, developing a White House secret service ski unit, and an FBI mountain trained anti-terrorist detail. He developed new standards for revegetation and anti-erosion methods and standards and techniques for international race management which were accepted as 'state of the art" throughout the world. In 1948 he took the initiative to organize the country's first junior national championships for skiing.


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