Who Is She? What Makes Her Special?

Credit: Colorado Snowsports Museum

A competitor, a snowboarder (obviously), a woman.  See if you can put these clues together. Once again, thanks to the Colorado Snowsport Museum in Vail, CO., for this contribution.  Put your guess in comments below.

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Credit: Colorado Snowsports Museum

This artifact is a United States Forest Service avalanche control gun sight. It was used by Dick Stillman in 1955 at Berthoud Pass. During World War II, Dick served in the 10th Mountain Division, trained at Camp Hale, and saw action in Italy. After service, he started a 30-year career with the Forest Service as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He established and maintained the High Alpine Avalanche Research Station at Berthoud Pass, Colorado from 1950 to 1963. At that time, the station was the highest in the world conducting avalanche research at 11,315 feet



  1. Kelli Majiros says:

    Lol. don’t think my joints EVER moved this way, even when I WAS young!

  2. Shannon Dunn-Downing. Using a board she designed, Dunn finished third in the halfpipe at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano to become the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in the sport. She also finished 5th at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and won a gold medal at the first Winter X Games in California 1997, and again in 2001.

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