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Dick Finlay


Finlay, G. Dick

Rank, Company, Regiment

PVT        HQ          110TH SIGNAL

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location




Importance of Vermont

"…After the war, I returned to Snow Valley in 1946; I   wanted to live and work in Vermont to escape from the suburban culture of New   Jersey and New York City."

First skiing experience

"Prompted by the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1932, I   probably began sliding downhill on skis the following winter."


Williams College

Competitive Skiing


What was your experience in the 10th like?

"My one winter in Camp Hale (1943-44) was a learning   experience in many ways. Winter camping was a challenge along with the   military demands."

Why did you join the 10th?

"After 10 years of alpine skiing and beginning ski teaching   and ski area employment, joining the ski troops seemed to be what I could do   best to serve my country."

Ski Patrol


Ski School

Bromley Ski School - certified as a professional ski instructor   in 1952

Ski Industry


Vermont Ski Area Connection

Snow Valley, VT; Big Bromley
  "I left my job at Snow Valley to go on active duty…After spending the   winter of 1946-47 working at Snow Valley and the Big Bromley, I joined the   Orvis Company and got involved in the fly fishing business. But I also taught   skiing at Bromley during the winters; and the whole family participated for   years."

Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information

Dick has written his memoirs of skiing which are in the archives   of the Vermont Ski Museum

Photograph information


Information submitted by

Dick Finlay