Richard “Dick” Movitz

Richard “Dick” Movitz – was a close friend and competitive ski rival to Jack Reddish. He was born in 1927 and learned to ski at Alta, also ski racing in his early years as a representative of the Alta Ski Club. Early ski footage taken at Alta in the mid 1940s highlight Movitz and Reddish running gates in preparation for upcoming competition. Movitz left a lasting record of accomplishments in competitive skiing in the late 1940s and early 50s including membership on the 1948 U.S. Winter Olympic Ski Team; winning the National Slalom Championship in 1946; the National Collegiate Athletic Association slalom championship in 1947; and was a member of the U.S. FIS World Championship Team in 1950.

While participating in active ski competition, Movitz often wrote articles about the events he was participating in which were featured in various local and regional ski publications.

Movitz followed his competitive career by serving as one of the youngest alpine officials on the National Ski Association International Competitions Committee, a position he held during 1956 through 1958. He also served on the 1960 Winter Olympics Committee at Squaw Valley, California and coached the Intermountain Junior National Ski Team in the mid 50s.

For all his many contributions and accomplishments, Movitz was elected to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 1970.