Tyler Palmer at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

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Tyler Palmer at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

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American ski racer Tyler Palmer was a member of the U S Alpine "A" Team. He was also the first American male ski racer to win a World Cup ski race.

Palmer also won a Slalom at St Moritz, Switzerland in 1971 and later won a combined World Cup Race in Wengen, Switzerland. The Combined is a single title for the combinations of results in Slalom and Downhill. During his racing career with the US Ski Team, Palmer had 9 top ten finishes.

Palmer and his brother Terry represented the U S in the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo Japan and In 1972 he joined the World Pro Ski Racing Tour where he had 5 wins and was the top American skier from 1976-78. Since those days Palmer has had a very successful career as a ski racing coach.

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About This Item

  • Title: Tyler Palmer at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971
  • Creation Date: 1971
  • Subject Date: 1971
  • Local Name: Sugarloaf
  • Town: Sugarloaf
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 24 cm
  • Local Code: 2012.001.0001
  • Collection: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club
  • Object Type: Image

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