you have bound volumes or collections of old ski magazines, please consider
donating them to ISHA for inclusion in our reference libraries. A tax-deductible
donation or bequest will help us produce a better, more useful, more entertaining
magazine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to
arrange for a pick-up.
Corey Engen, 90
Last of the legendary Engen brothers
Corey Engen, 90, the youngest of three Norwegian Engen brothers, died
After a successful career as a nordic competitor in Norway, Engen brought
his widowed mother to Utah in 1932, following his brothers Alf and Sverre.
He quickly mastered alpine skiing, and moved to Idaho in 1937 to set up
a ski program in McCall. He married Norma Bleak in 1938, then taught six
winters at Sun Valley.
Engen returned to Utah after WWII to found the ski school at Snowbasin.
Meanwhile, he competed in slalom and downhill events. He won the Alta
Snow Cup three times and was a member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic team. He
went on to win 22 gold medals in national master's and seniors competitions.
He also coached the Weber State College team. Later he went to work for
J.R. Simplot, developing Brundage Mountain.
Engen was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 1973. His
nephew Alan Engen told the Salt Lake Tribune that his uncle loved teaching
skiing, particularly to children, and always had an affinity for the mountains.
"When he moved back to Utah when his wife's health was failing, he
moved to a location that was right under Mt. Timpanogos so he had a full
view of its majesty."
Norma died in 2002. The Engens are survived by a daughter, Carol Beus,
of Washington, Utah; a son, David, of McCall; eight grandchildren and
Corey Engen at Snow Basin (Snow Basin Collection)
OF ISHA, THE INTERNATIONAL SKIING HISTORY ASSOCIATION The
International Skiing History Association is a not-for-profit corporation,
whose mission is to preserve and advance the knowledge of ski history
and to increase public awareness of the sport's heritage.
530 Cheese Factory Rd., So. Burlington VT 05403 802-863-2511 x2020 Skiing Heritage, 133
South Van Gordon St #300, Lakewood CO 80228 303-987-1111