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Neil Robinson


Robinson, Neil W.

Rank, Company, Regiment

PVT                        87th

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location




Importance of Vermont


First skiing experience




Competitive Skiing


What was your experience in the 10th like?

Started with the 87th as a special trainer and then went on to   surgical technician in the Phillipines.

Why did you join the 10th?


Ski Patrol


Ski School

Started in 1938 in Karl Acker's Ski School at Pico Peak.   Returned there after the War.

In 1946, he went to the Split Rock Ski School in Pennsylvania.
  Director of Bromley Ski School, (beginning 1949) resigned 9/21/63 for Glen   Ellen. Built it from 16 to 34 full time instructors
  Started Ski School at Glen Ellen.
  Part of the Eastern Certification Committee.
  He and wife Joan then went to "big A" ski area in Mount   Agamenticus, NY. There they taught the "Unified American   Technique."

Ski Industry

Developed friendship with Howard Head as a tester and technical   advisor.            

Vermont Ski Area Connection

Developed Robinwood across from Pico - a residential/resort   community, purchased after he left Glen Ellen in 1968.

Role of Skiing in your Life


Other information

Made films "Let's Ski" and "Head Over   Heels", which were part of the program "Learn to Ski Weekers"

Photograph information


Information submitted by

Zip Robinson