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Sigurd Hall was one of the Northwest’s best ski racers and mountaineers when he met his untimely death in the Silver Skis Race on Mount Rainier on April 13, 1940. Born in Norway in 1910 as Sigurd Hoel, Sigurd immigrated to the United States in 1929, to earn money to support his family, intending to stay for five years. However, stayed in this country, became a U.S. citizen in 1935, and made his skiing and mountaineering reputation in Washington State.
Sigurd Hall was first mentioned as a ski racer in the Seattle Times in 1937. Hall was a member of the Mountaineers, and initially competed in cross-country. Later, Hall became the one of the best Four-Way skiers in the United States, competing for the Seattle Ski Club.
downhill skiing, Pacific Northwest, mountaineering
United States History
Lundin, John W., "SIGURD HALL - SKI RACER & MOUNTAINEER Northwest Four-Way Ski Champion A Life Tragically Ended too Soon in the Silver Skis Race on Mt. Rainier in 1940" (2018). Works by Local Authors. 13.