Margo Eaton - Sport Builder - 1992

Born in Philadelphia in 1928, Margo Eaton graduated from Smith College in 1950. A longtime volunteer in the world of skiing, Margo moved to Colorado in 1966. She was a founding member of the Denver Ski Ball Committee for the United States Ski Team and has been a director of the Rocky Mountain Division USSA and of the United States Ski Association.  As a level IV alpine official and technical delegate, she has officiated at all levels of competition from local to Olympics, including all major and national World Cup events held in Vail since 1967.  In 1979 she became a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Ski Race Officials, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to educate, train, and certify alpine ski officials and to promote accuracy and fair play in the governing of competitive ski events. She served as president from 1982 to 1987. From 1985 through 1989, she served on the Race Committee for the World Alpine Ski Championships. In 1990, she received Ski Club Vail's President's Award and in 1991, the USSA Rocky Mountain Division's Halstead Memorial Award for outstanding service to the sport of skiing.  After she retired from skiing, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she became an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer for the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. A resident of New Hampshire at the time of her death, Margo will not be forgotten for her contribution to the sport of skiing. (Deceased)