Merrill Hastings - Sport Builder - 2008

Merrill Hastings served in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army and after returning to the U.S. a decorated hero, joined the construction crew in building Arapahoe Basin. Merrill was a Berthoud Pass ski school director and a national ski patrolman starting the ski association that evolved into the Rocky Mountain Division of PSIA. He started Skiing Magazine in 1948 and successfully ran it for 16 years. In March of 1998, Merrill was named to Ski Industry Hall of Fame by Skiing Magazine. (Deceased)