Jack Reddish

Jack Reddish was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1926. He began skiing at Alta in 1933 and raced for many years under the umbrella of the Alta Ski Club. Jack, nicknamed “Red Dog,” was an outstanding athlete and won most Intermountain and national competitions, and several in Europe. At age fourteen, while competing for the Alta Ski Club, Reddish became the youngest competitor ever to jump the “A” take-off on storied Ecker Hill and won the National Ski Association Class B ski jumping title at that event. He went on to be a member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team and his exploits on skis during the late 1940s and early 50s are among the greatest in the history of the sport in North America. He won the national downhill, slalom, and combined title in 1948; the prestigious Harriman Cup 1949; the national slalom and combined titles in 1950 and 1952; and won the Alta Snow Cup three times (1948, 1949, and 1951).

After his competitive career, he went into the movie film making profession and directed a number of films in Hollywood such as “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and “Bullit.”

Jack Reddish was elected to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 1969 for his outstanding contribution as an athlete to the sport of skiing. He passed away in 1992.