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Joe Pete Wilson

Full name: Joseph Peter "Joe Pete" Wilson
Gender: Male
Born: May 22, 1935 in Lake Placid, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing


Joe Pete Wilson skied for the US in cross-country at the 1960 Winter Olympics, but later became a well-known administrator in the cross-country industry in the United States. Wilson also wrote several books on cross-country skiing, all co-authored by William Lederer. Wilson helped set up the cross-country ski area at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont – the lodge established by the Trapp family of “Sound of Music” fame. In 1973, Wilson organized a meeting of 25 ski areas and established the National Ski Touring Operators’ Association, naming Joe Pete as its first President from 1973-77, and later changing its name several times, now called the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA). Joe Pete is also known for setting up an inn in Keene, New York, the BarkEater Inn, and developing the ski trails around the inn.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres United States USA 43

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 43 2-22:16.2 44:26 43 1-31:33 43
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