Peter Prestrud - Sport Builder - 1978


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Peter Prestrud, a native of Hamar, Norway, settled in Frisco, Colorado in 1910. In the process of becoming postmaster two years later, he and some friends built one of the state's first ski jumps on nearby Tenmile Creek for weekend recreation. Thus began a long series of jumping enterprises that benefited from his direction and encouragement that include Inspiration Point in Denver, Genesee Mt. in Golden, CO., Allen's Park in Breckenridge, Leadville, Homewood Park, Pike's Peak, Estes Park and others.  A close friend of Carl Howelsen and an enthusiastic competitor, Peter once skied 55 miles across Ute Pass to participate in a meet at Hot Sulphur Springs. He was Colorado Amateur Jumping Champion in 1921.  The ski jump at Dillon, one of the state's best, was renamed Prestrud Hill in 1954. It is now under the waters of Dillon Reservoir.  (Deceased)