Horst Abraham - 2010
Horst Abraham is recognized as a sport builder and inspirational individual. He was born in Vienna, Austria in 1941, where he learned to ski on handcrafted wooden skis. Horst returned to Vienna after the war and began to re-write the script for ski teaching. Throughout the 1960’s, Horst’s work in the domain of ski methodology and technical thinking was beginning to be nationally recognized, and he assembled a group of experts to form the American Teaching Method (ATM). This was recognized as a major breakthrough in the field of ski instruction in the 1980’s. Since then, Horst has written “Skiing Right,” the official PSIA handbook.