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Karl Acker


Acker, Karl

Rank, Company, Regiment

PFC, B, 87TH

Birth date/Death Date

Died 5/26/1958

Vermont Location


Competitive Skiing

Williams College ski team coach, 1940-41.
  From PR Office, 10th Mountain Division: "Pico Peak Instructor, Now in   Italy, Places 10th in International Ski Meet/ With the Fifth Army, Italy -   Corporal Karl Acker, former instructor at Pico Peak, Vermont, Ski School, and   former downhill and slalom champion on eastern United States slopes, placed   10th in the first international ski meet held in Europe since the war…Acker's   time for the combined downhill and slalom race was 2:19 3/5."    

Importance of Vermont


First skiing experience




What was your experience in the 10th like?


Why did you join the 10th?


Ski Patrol


Ski School

Pico Peak, 1938. Acker came to the US from Davos and became an   instructor.

Ski Industry


Vermont Ski Area Connection

Pico Peak, manager 1951, owner 1954. He purchased the resort   from Janet Mead in 1954. He promoted skiing throughout the State in the   post-war years and approved of the Killington's opening.

Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information

Taught Andrea Mead Lawrence, 1952 double gold medal winner

Photograph information


Information submitted by

Karl Acker5/4/2007   (Updated)