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Deceased Jan. 25, 2015
Olympics and Events Attended:
1952 Olympics, Oslo, Norway ~ Nordic/Nordic Combined
1956 Olympics, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy ~ Nordic/Nordic Combined
1960 Olympics, Squaw Valley, California, USA - Nordic Combined
Farwell started skiing when he was 2 years old and later organized his high school ski team and skied for Syracuse University. After moving to Colorado, he excelled in Nordic Combined and cross-country skiing and skied for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Denver University in the 1950's. Farwell placed 11th in the Nordic Combined at the Olympic games in Oslo, Norway. Farwell still holds the record today as the highest finish for a native-born American. He was inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 1992.
Farwell graduated from Denver University and earned an MBA from Stanford University. He later became a planner and consultant to ski area developers, conducted the first economic study of the ski industry and developed the procedures for the Annual Economic Analysis of North American Ski Areas.
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The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.