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H.T. Sam Cliff

?? - 1983

Alpine :: Builder :: Nordic Combined

One of the most colorful veterans on the Canadian skiing scene, Sam Cliff was introduced to the sport in about 1920.  He was immediately smitten and in his search for instruction and technical data visited Switzerland in the winter of 1926.  The impression he made there earned him an honourary membership in the Ski Club of Great Britain and a Gold "K" from the prestigious Kandahar Club.  More important were the close relationships he forged with influential leaders of the European ski world, Vivian Caulfield, E. C. Richardson, A. H. D'Egville and Walter Amstutz in particular.  These were the men who were deeply involved in the development of alpine skiing, technical standards, and organized ski instruction... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Active Period:  1920 - 1983

Inducted:  1982

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