Thomas Corcoran

Year Inducted: 1978

Tom Corcoran enjoyed an outstanding skiing career as a competitor, ski area owner, developer and executive.  During the 1950's and 60's he was a member of two US Olympic Teams and one (1958) World Championship team.  His 4th place finish in the giant slalom event in 1960 at Squaw Valley was the best by an American male skier in the GS until 2002.   Over seven years of racing internationally he won 4 US national titles, the Roch Cup twice, the Harriman Cup, the Parsenn Gold Cup, Silver Belt, the Kandahar of the Andes and the Quebec Kandahar.  He also won national championships in Canada, Chile and Argentina.

From 1965 to 1990 he founded, and developed New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort.  It attracted annually over 300,000 skiers per season and hosted 10 alpine World Cup events during his tenure.  He was a director and chairman of the National Ski Areas Association.  Corcoran earned his PSIA certification as an instructor in 1964.  He was presented with the USSA's Blegen Award in 1991 for outstanding volunteer contributions to skiing. 

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