Dick Movitz (1925 - 2010)
Dick Movitz personifies a winner.
His give-it-all-you’ve-got competitive spirit brought him many exceptional accomplishments on and off the ski hill. In 1946, he won the U.S. Slalom Championships and the National Collegiate Slalom Championships. As a member of the University of Utah Ski Team, he repeated as collegiate slalom champion in 1947, the same year he placed third in slalom and combined in the U.S. Ski Championships.
Dick’s charging style found him finishing second in the 1948 Harriman Cup, in the combined of the North American Ski Championships and the U.S. National Ski Championships. That same year he raced against the world’s finest as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team which competed in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was in more world-class competition as a slalom and giant slalom specialist for the U.S. Ski Team in the 1950 FIS Championships. In 1958 he became a member and later chairman of the U.S. Ski Association’s International Competitions Committee and 1960 was an official at the Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California.
Dick was inducted into the U.S. Ski Association Hall of Fame in 1970 and into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.