Gregory C. Thompson

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Ski Journalist

Gregory C. Thompson (1943 -     )

The evolution of skiing in the Intermountain West is rich with enterprise and inspiration, rife with innovators and Olympians.  At the helm of the preservation of that priceless record is respected historian, educator and administrator Dr. Gregory C. Thompson.  In 1989, Greg and Sue Raemer were the co-founders of the Ski Archives housed at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.  Dedicated to his art of preserving treasured research materials, Greg provided untiring expertise and guidance as the Ski Archives amassed its prized collections, scrapbooks, photographs and film and became one of American's foremost repositories of ski history.

Greg is a native of Durango, CO and received his MA and doctorate degrees from the University of Utah where he serves as Associate Director for Special Collections at the Marriott Library and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History.  He is a noted lecturer, editor, writer and author on several historical fronts, especially the American West.  His contribution to perpetuating the history of skiing is of epic proportions.