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Waterville Valley: Olympian & Pioneer Tom Corcoran Passes

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:24 am

Waterville Valley has come a long way over the years
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Returning to Waterville Valley always brings a flood of memories. Last weekend was especially memorable. This resort in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest was special from the start when Tom Corcoran retired from the U.S. Ski Team after 10 years and two Olympics. Returning from...

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Re: Waterville Valley: Olympian & Pioneer Tom Corcoran Passe

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:40 am

Olympian and Pioneer Tom Corcoran Passes

WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (June 29, 2017) - Olympian Tom Corcoran, an early U.S. Ski Team pioneer and founder of the New Hampshire's Waterville Valley ski resort, passed away Tuesday (June 27) at his home in Seabrook Island, S.C. at the age of 85. Corcoran was one of the most decorated skiers of his era, moving on to become a pioneer in the ski industry and a longtime U.S. Ski & Snowboard leader. He was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 1978.

Corcoran was born Nov. 16, 1931 in Japan and grew up skiing at Quebec's Mt. Tremblant. He went to high school in New Hampshire and later competed for the U.S. Ski Team at both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. He narrowly missed a medal in giant slalom at Squaw Valley, finishing fourth.

In his career he won four U.S. titles, the famed Roch Cup in Aspen twice, Sun Valley's Harriman Cup and many other honors. After retirement he remained extremely active in the sport as a leader with the then U.S. Ski Association and the U.S. Ski Team Education Foundation. He was awarded U.S. Ski & Snowboard's Julius Blegen Award in 1991 for his lifetime service to the sport.

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