John Fripp

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Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame – LSM

First Canadian to manage an important ski school.
Inducted in 1996

John Fripp was a winner of the Open Class of the Quebec-Kandahar at Mont-Tremblant in the season 1939-40 and in 1946-47. He won the Canadian and the Eastern Canadian Championships in 1939. He won the Alta Cup in Utah and the Ryan Cup at Mont-Tremblant in 1946. He won the open class downhill and combined events at the Quebec Championships in 1956. He was first Canadian to obtain the direction of an important ski school when, in 1946, he succeeded the Austrian Benno Rybiska at Mont-Tremblant Ski School. He was an examiner for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance and an active member as an instructor. He was also a founding member of the International Competition Committee for the Canadian Ski Association and assistant coach for the Canadian Team at the FIS Championships in 1958.

John  Fripp