Alexander Cushing  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 2003

Born: November 28,1913.       New York City, NY

Died: August 19,2006.              Newport, RI

Alex Cushing was a Harvard educated attorney who developed one of the best known ski areas in America, Squaw Valley.  Working with Hall of Famer, Wayne Poulsen, he saw Squaw Valley open in 1949 with a small daylodge, rope tow and the longest chairlift in the world.  Known for his restless imagination, he astonished everyone by successfully bringing the Olympic Winter Games to Squaw Valley in 1960.  Throughout his career he was constantly raising the bar for skiing.


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