Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Robert C. Johnstone 1915
A Denver native, Bob, began his skiing career at age 14. Currently, he is still very active as a skier in Colorado's ski industry. His first official involvement was as President of Denver's South High School Rebel Rangers, a winter sport and outing club. While at the University of Denver, he was a member of the Pioneer Ski Club and instrumental in developing D.U. Ski Week and an intercollegiate ski program involving Denver University, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University.
Following six years in the US Navy he returned to Denver in 1946, and became a National Ski Patrolman, President of the Zipfelberger Ski Club, Chairman of the Southern Rocky Mountain Ski Association Junior Ski Committee, and in 1951-53, served as President of the S.R.M.S.A.
Bob was also a member of the Board of the National Ski Association; his responsibilities included President, 1956-57, Chairman of Junior Skiing, member of the President's Council for Youth Physical Fitness, a member of the Organizing Committee for the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics and member of the US Ski Games Committee in 1960.
In 1950, Bob was named a Charter Member of the Board of Trustees of Winter Park, serving on the Executive Committee from 1960 to the Present. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Board in 1975 and maintains that position today. His involvement with Winter Park has included responsibilities for Construction and Planning from 1953-75, and membership of the Board of the Sports and Learning Center for the Winter Park Handicap Program. He has served as a member of the Board for the Colorado Ski Museum - Ski Hall of Fame since 1980 and was elected President in 1982.
Bob has received several skiing related awards, including the Rocky Mountain Halstead Memorial Award in 1952, the Russell Wilder Memorial Award in 1956, and in 1959, the Julius Blegan Award given for outstanding services to skiing in the United States.