Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Crosby Perry-Smith 1923
Inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 1992
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Crosby got into competitive skiing as a youngster and won the National Jumping Championship when he was only 14 years old. He served in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II and returned to civilian life at Western State College in Gunnison, where he organized the college ski team and continued winning collegiate, regional, and national events.
He remained involved in sports after his competitive years, coaching junior jumpers at the Winter Park Jump School for 16 years. He received the Halstead Memorial Award in 1983, and in 1985 coached the United States Jumping team at the World University Games in Cortina, Italy.
Crosby is highly regarded not only as a dedicated and popular coach, but as an inspiring leader in the community of skiing.