Nancy R. Cooke (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1972
Born: December 12,1915, Montclair, NJ
Died: January 30,2005, Casa Dorinda, CA
Nancy Reynolds Cooke Booth was one of America's top women skiers in the late 1930's and early 1940's. She held national titles in the Closed and Open slalom events in 1940 and was the Closed Downhill and Combined Champion in 1941. She was selected to the US Women's Ski Team for the F.I.S. Championships in 1938. From 1944 to 1950 she taught skiing for the Brattleboro Outing Club in Vermont. She was among the first to climb to the top of the mountain of what eventually became the famous Mad River Glen Ski Area. She, with her first husband, Honored Member J.N.Cooke, worked with Roland Palmedo in the founding of the first chair lift at Mount Mansfield in Stowe Vermont.