Who We Are2018-10-05T11:57:04+00:00

About the Bob Beattie Ski Foundation

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Origins:

The Bob Beattie Ski Foundation was established in 2011, originally as the World Pro Skiing Foundation. It’s original mission surrounding preservation and education about Bob Beattie’s World Pro Skiing Tour, remains a foundation pillar. Additionally, the organization has evolved to become advocates for the future of ski racing and ski racers.

Board of Directors: Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of people, each impacted by Bob Beattie, and passionate to pursue his dreams for the sport and its participants.

mike hundert

Mike Hundert

Chairman
  • Director (and The Voice) of World Pro Skiing 1977-1981
  • Chairman, Bob Beattie Ski Foundation, 2011 – Present
  • Board Member, International Skiing History Association, 2016 – Present
  • Ski writer and broadcast journalist 1975-1990
  • CEO, De Rigo Rem Eyewear, 1981 – Present
  • Chairman, The Vision Council, 2016 – Present
  • Advisor Partner, Sanitas Fund, 2018- Present
christin cooper

Christin Cooper

Board Member
  • 2-time Olympian & 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, giant slalom
  • Triple World Championship Medalist
  • US Ski Team Member 1977-1984
  • Alpine Skiing Expert Broadcast Analyst (World Cup, World Champs & Olympics) 1985 – present
  • Restaurateur. Founding partner Montana Ale Works & MacKenzie River Pizza Co, Bozeman MT

Mark Tache

Board Member
  • US Ski Team, 1978-1985
  • 2-time World Championship Team member
  • Pro Ski Racer, 1987-1992
  • Member Colorado Ski Hall of Fame
  • Sports Management & Financial Consultant – Irons Brothers Management Group (world pro surfing 1995 – 2007)
  • Restaurateur. Founding partner Montana Ale Works & MacKenzie River Pizza Co, Bozeman MT
Bob Beattie

Bob Beattie, RIP

Board Member, Forever
  • The late “Grandfather of American Ski Racing”
  • Hall-of-Famer
  • Coached the US Ski Team 1961-1969
  • Co-founded the Alpine World Cup
  • Founded World Pro Skiing
  • Commissioner of NASTAR
  • ABC and ESPN commentator for 40 years, including four Winter Olympics
Otto Tschudi

Otto Tschudi

Board Member
  • Two-time Olympian for Norway in alpine skiing
  • World Pro Skiing Tour 1973-1981
  • All American at Denver University
  • Board Member, Denver University
Jim Lillstrom

Jim Lillstrom

Board Member
  • Public Relations Director, World Pro Skiing, 1970-1973
  • Ski Industry marketing executive

Richie Woodworth

Board Member
  • Member US Ski Team, 3x National Junior Champion
  • Member World Pro Skiing Tour 1979-82
  • Featured Color Analyst NBC Sportsworld, ESPN
  • Top Ranking American Professional 1980/81, Fourth Worldwide
  • Former President National Hockey League Enterprises
  • Current President Boston Footwear Group (Saucony, Kids, Stride Rite)

Will Weinstein

Board Member
  • Founding Partner, Conifer Financial Services
  • Professor of Ethics and Integrity, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Honorary Director of the Directors’ Invitational Ski Classic
  • Board Member, Sun Valley Education Foundation (1978-1982)
Andre Arnold

Andre Arnold

Board Member
  • 4x Overall World Pro Skiing Champion
  • Ski Magazine’s 4x Skier of the Year 1978-81
  • Winner of 38 international pro races between 1978 and 1982
  • Career ending knee injury at Vail, CO SL competition on April, 4th 1982
  • Skiing again pain free after total knee replacement in 2010

Edie Thys Morgan

 

  • US Ski Team 1985-1993
  • 2 x Olympian (1988/92)
  • Former senior editor SKI magazine
  • Freelance writer and Current contributor to Ski Racing, Skiing History. 

Terry Palmer

 

  • US Ski Team ’68-’72  
  • US Olympic Team, Sapporo ’72  
  • US National SL Champion ’72  
  • World Pro Skiing Tour ’73-’79  
  • SVSEF coach/all age levels ’80-‘84,  
  • USST World Cup SL/GS coach ’85-’86,    
  • Sun Valley Associates Real Estate Brokerage – Partner ’98-present.

Ken Read

 

  • 1976 and 1980 Olympian for Canada
  • 5x World Cup winner
  • Batchelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario
  • Vice Chair, Alpine Executive Board, FIS
  • Chair, Parallel Event Working Group
 

Wendy Aglietti

 

Board Member, Treasurer

Kathy Carson

 

Board Member

Board Member
  • Co-owner, Carson Productions
  • Co-owner of World Pro Skiing tour 1982-1984