Monday, December 12, 2011

Famous ski names

Yesterday was Stein Eriksen 84th birthday and this Norwegian ski champion has managed to make an incredible American career that is still going... He's especially famous in Deer Valley where a lodge bears his name and in Park City where he spends most of his time. My list of famous former ski champions has two more names, Toni Sailer (1935-2009) and Jean-Claude Killy.

If I had to list three of them still alive, I'd add Émile Allais, another Frenchman who participated in the development of a large number of ski resorts like Squaw-Valley, Portillo, Courchevel, La Plagne and Flaine. Mr. Allais who now lives in Megève, France will turn 100 on February 25, 2012!

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