Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

Tage Pedersen - 1926
Inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 2004
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Tage immigrated to the United States from Denmark in 1956 and settltd in Aspen where he was drawn to the mountains and skiing. Tage became Assistant Director and later Director of the Aspen Institute Health and Fitness Center, a position he held from 1956 to 1983. While he was with the Aspen Institute, he began working with skiers on fitness issues specifically related to ski performance.

In 1967 he began formal training of the U. S. Ski Team and was named trainer of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Ski Team. He continued as trainer of the alpine teams until 1980 and then started work as trainer for the U.S. Nordic Team until 1985.

Tage has written over 30 articles on physical fitness, ski conditioning and rehabilitation, publishe in Ski Magazine and Physician and Sport Medicine.

He is the author of the books, Getting in Shape to Ski and Physical Conditioning, a Handbook for the U.S. Ski Team.

Countless skiers in Colorado are back on the slpoes after benefiting from his rehabilitation techniques.

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