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Eben Joy


Joy, Eben

Rank, Company, Regiment

SGT T5  B; D        87TH INF, 1st BN

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location




Importance of Vermont

"Spent weekends going to Vermont - Middlebury, with the   scouts. Skied all over Vermont."

First skiing experience

"Lived in Trumbull, Conn.-Scout master. Some of the boys   had "slip on" skies. Went to Tarrington, Conn., and to Windstead, Conn., to ski with the boys   on weekends."

"Skied with rubber bindings on slats in 1932, Upper   NY."



Competitive Skiing


What was your experience in the 10th like?

"Wonderful - Basic training at Camp Croft, SC. Then onto   Fort Lewis, Washington; Mountain training at Mt. Rainier. Met some great   skiers, Ollie Sorenson and many other."

"Found it to be enjoyable and very tough also. Basic   training - Camp Croft, SC, then to Ft. Lewis, Washington, Ft. Orn, CA, Island   of Kiska - 7 months. Back to Camp Hale, CO."

Why did you join the 10th?

"Heard about the 10th Mt. Thru the National Ski Patrol.   Applied, they accepted me. The army let me know I'd have 6 months before   getting in."

Ski Patrol


Ski School

Pico Peak - "After discharge from the army, Karl Acker got   me a job at Pico Peak for the winter. No snow - wound up at Long Trail Lodge   - general flunkie - food etc. Spring '46 gave up my idea of owning a ski   lodge - found that the Dog Team Tavern was idle for 4 1/2 years. Bought the   tavern and the rest is history!"

Ski Industry


Vermont Ski Area Connection


Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information

Dog Team Tavern – owner

"He always loved the singing, all the songs."

Photograph information


Information submitted by

Eileen and Eben Joy