Godfrey Dewey  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1970

Born: September 3, 1887, New York City;

Died: October, 1977,  Lake Placid, NY

Godfrey Dewey's ski sport experience won him the role of manager of the 1928 U.S. Winter Olympic Team that competed in St. Moritz, Swizterland.  He was instrumental in bringing the 1932 Winter Olympic Games to Lake Placid, New York.  In 1936, he wrote an article "Ski Hill Design."  This article published by the National Ski Association gave the principles, profiles and tables sufficient to determine the most suitable hill for a given site and design profile with assurance that it would give the desired results. For over 65 years he was an outstanding ski sport developer for the Adirondack region which saw Nordic and alpine phases become exceptional recreational and competitive pastimes.


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