Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Jimmie Heuga - 1943
Inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 1987
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Jimmie, a native of California, competed internationally on the US Ski Team for ten years and was a member of two championship teams in 1962 and 1966. Jimmie is the only American male to win the Arlberg Kandahar in Garmish, Germany; he was an Olympic bronze medalist in the 1964 slalom in Innsbruck, Austria; and was third in the 1967 World Cup giant slalom.
In 1967 Jimmie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and retired from competition shortly after the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble, France. In 1983 Jimmie moved to Vail and founded the Jimmie Heuga Center for physical conditioning and consulting services to people with disabilities and personal challenges.
The goal of the Jimmie Heuga Center is to improve the quality of life of those disabled by disease and traumas, through personalized programs. Jimmie swims, bicycles and skis and credits a disciplined health program for his recovery, and believes that helping your fellow man is the biggest victory of all.