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John Hurst


Hurst, John Walter

Rank, Company, Regiment

SGT        SVC (W)               85TH      Honorable discharge 1948

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location



NEHSA. It established the "John Hurst Achievement   Award" in his honor the year he died. It is given every year to a   deserving handicapped skier."

Importance of Vermont


First skiing experience

"John began skiing at 3 years old in Switzerland where he   grew up."


"Attended UVM - class of '44 (left after sophomore year '42   to join Ski Troops as an instructor) - came back to UVM in '48 and graduated   with class on 1950."

Competitive Skiing

"On UVM Ski Team - did all 4 events, Slalom, Giant Slalom,   Cross Country, Jumping."

What was your experience in the 10th like?

"He joined to help US fight WWII from the UVM - was in the   service until 1948 - last few years in the Counter Intelligence in Stutgardt,   Germany."

Why did you join the 10th?


Ski Patrol


Ski School


Ski Industry

"After retirement, taught handicapped to ski at Sunapee for   NEHSA."

Vermont Ski Area Connection


Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information

John appeared in the film "Fire on the Mountain." Made   in Telluride, CO.

Photograph information


Information submitted by

Jane Hurst, wife