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Joe Jones


Jones, Joseph "Joe" C.

Rank, Company, Regiment

PFC        L              87TH INF

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location




Importance of Vermont


First skiing experience

"In early 30s to 35 - toe straps and making turns thru fields."


Middlebury College

Competitive Skiing

1942- Vermont State Alpine Champion

Middlebury College skiing and Snow Bowl - directed skiing program   and mountain development (1945-1951), including a 50 meter jump.        Jones coached Rick and Suzy Chaffee;   Mike Gallagher; Harry "Rebel" Ryan; Rip McManus; Marsha Fletcher   Wilson.

What was your experience in the 10th like?

"tops"   "Liked   the sound of it plus like snow and cold and new big mountains."

Why did you join the 10th?


Ski Patrol


Ski School

1946 Certified Instructor (with assistance of Karl Acker)
  He and Anne coach at Pico (1952-56)

Ski Industry

Coach of Middlebury College Ski Team; Founder of Mid-Vermont   Junior Skiing Council. Started with Joe and Ann forming the Mid-Vermont   Junior Skiing Council to promote skiing and to develop skiers within a 30-60   mile radius of Rutland in 1956. Included Ascutney, Killington, Middlebury,   Okemo, Pico, and Woodstock after 9 years. Jones also promoted the development   of Nordic programs for younger children, including trail building.

Founder of VARA (Vermont Alpine Racing Association), c 1970

Vermont Ski Area Connection


Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information


Photograph information


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Joe Jones