Edna Dercum (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1991
Born August 2,1914, Clarissa, MN
Died: July 15, 2008, Keystone, CO
Edna Dercum made her first mark on skiing in 1938 while racing the California State Downhill and Slalom Championships. Those results qualified her for the U.S. Olympic team tryouts at Mt. Hood, Oregon in 1939.
She also organized and was race chairperson of the first Pennsylvania State Championships and in 1940 and '41 she won the Pennsylvania State Women's Downhill and Slalom Championships. Moving west after WWII she and her husband, Max started Ski Tip Lodge which is one of the first and oldest ski lodges in Colorado.
She was very involved in the organization of the Arapahoe Ski Club and served as Summit County Clerk and recorder. From 1938 through 1989, she won over 75 gold medals, not including combined trophies, in both Class "A" races, nationals, and international events.