- The Washington Times - Friday, May 12, 2006

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Corey Engen, a ski jumper and cross-country skier who was captain of the U.S. Olympic Nordic team in 1948, died May 9. He was 90.

Mr. Engen died in his sleep of complications from pneumonia at a nursing home in Provo, Utah, said his granddaughter, Deborah Engen Snyder of Louisville, Colo.

He followed his two older brothers from Norway to Utah in 1933, arriving with their then-widowed mother. The three brothers helped popularize skiing in Idaho and Utah.

Mr. Engen taught skiing in the early years of Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum, Idaho, and in 1961 helped develop and manage Brundage Mountain Ski Area in McCall, Idaho.

He also taught skiing at Snowbasin ski area near Ogden, Utah, where he coached the Weber State ski team.

Mr. Engen didn’t win any Olympic medals, but collected 22 gold medals in national competitions.

He was inducted into the U.S. National Ski Association Hall of Fame in 1973.

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