Harry Baxter

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Ski Pioneer
Ski Sport Innovator

Harry Baxter always did things with flair - and the skiing industry is the better for it. Hailing from New Hampshire, Harry dedicated his life to the advancement of his wintry passion with exceptional marketing prowess, tireless instruction, deft administrative skills and lots of hard work. As a testament to those efforts, Harry received numerous honors and accolades, including the prestigious U.S. Recreation Ski Sport Pioneer Award. A onetime member of the U.S. Professional Demonstration Team, Harry promoted skiing as ski school director at Mt. Whittier Ski Area in New Hampshire and at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine - where he also served as general manager. In 1974 Harry became Director of Marketing and Vice President of Public Relations at the fledging Jackson Hole Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. During his 21 years at that the marketing helm, Jackson Hole thrived, becoming a world class resort. Harry Baxter had a passion for skiing and wanted to instill that passion into others worldwide. Mission accomplished.