Robert Beattie

Year Inducted: 1984

Born: January 24, 1933           Manchester, VT

Bob Beattie is an Honored Member for his successful efforts in developing the U.S. national ski team into a major force during the 1960's, his contributions to the development of skiing's World Cup of international races, his creation of a professional tour for ski racers and his work as a television commentator. In the late 1950's he coached at the University of Colorado turning its ski team into a collegiate ski power. He was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team that won four medals at the 1964 Olympics and included eight eventual members of the Hall of Fame. In 1967 he worked with Serge Lang and Honore Bonnet to establish the World Cup ski circuit. He was the founder and commissioner of World Pro Skiing and the commissioner for NASTAR. He authored three books on skiing and commentated for ABC's Wide World of Sports.


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