2003 Hall of Fame Inductees
Rank, Company, Regiment: PFC, B, 87TH
Vermont Location: Pico/Rutland
Williams College ski team coach, 1940-41.
From PR Office, 10th Mountain Division: "Pico Peak Instructor, Now in Italy, Places 10th in International Ski Meet/ With the Fifth Army, Italy - Corporal Karl Acker, former instructor at Pico Peak, Vermont, Ski School, and former downhill and slalom champion on eastern United States slopes, placed 10th in the first international ski meet held in Europe since the war…Acker's time for the combined downhill and slalom race was 2:19 3/5."
Ski School: Pico Peak, 1938. Acker came to the US from Davos and became an instructor. Taught Andrea Mead Lawrence, 1952 double gold medal winner.
Vermont Ski Area Connection: Pico Peak, manager 1951, owner 1954. He purchased the resort from Janet Mead in 1954. He promoted skiing throughout the State in the post-war years and approved of the Killington's opening.
Information submitted by
Karl Acker 5/4/2007