|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1911, Norway|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 2001|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Sverre Engen, Snowbasin ski instructor who coached the Weber State team, died in 2001 at age 90.
Utah skiing pioneer who was the last surviving member of the American Professional Ski Jumping Tour, died at 90.
Engen came to the United States from Norway in 1929. He assisted in the building of Park City's Ecker Hill in Utah, designed to stage national jumping competitions. His brother, Alf, set a world record at Ecker Hill in the early 1930's.
Engen became a fixture at Alta Ski Resort in Utah, which opened in 1938, and pioneered efforts to forecast and control avalanches.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 12, 2006
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