Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Ted Farwell - 1931
Inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 1992
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Ted, who was born in Massachusetts, took up skiing early, organized his high school ski team, and went on to ski for Syracuse University. After moving to Colorado, he starred in Nordic Combined and Cross-country skiing, representing the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Denver University in the 1950's. He skied on United States Olympic teams in 1952, 1956, and 1960. At the Winter Games in Oslo, Norway, he placed 11th in the Nordic Combined, a record that still holds as the highest finish for a native-born American.
Following his competitive years, Ted served a consultant, planner, and appraiser to ski area developers, conducted the first economic study of the ski industry, and developed the procedures and format for the Annual Economic Analysis of North American Ski Areas. He was the technical director for the Olympic Winter Games scheduled for Denver in 1976, an event which the Colorado electorate voted down.