Sally Deaver Alpine Race
This year's Sally Deaver Memorial Race will be a top to bottom ticket to fly through the gates. Starting at the top of Mussel Ridge and finishing at the bottom of Foxy the Sally Deaver Race will be set as a giant slalom. Join us Saturday March 1, 2014 for the final race of the Camden Snow Bowl season. The race will begin at 11:30. Registration will be from 09:00-10:00 in the main lodge. The cost is $10. We are trying to get racers a specially discounted all day lift ticket so please ask when you register. The course will be available for inspection from 10:00-11:15. So wax 'em up and let's get ready to have some fun zipping through the gates.
WHO IS SALLY DEAVER???
Sally Deaver (Murray), born December 14, 1933, was the daughter of Joshua Montgomery Deaver, a prominent Philadelphia surgeon, and Priscilla Sparks Sailer.
Sally Deaver learned to ski at age 10 while attending North Country School in Lake Placid, New York. Her race career started after a ski vacation in Chile. While skiing in the Andes she caught the "ski bug" and spent three seasons there under the guidance and coaching of Emile Allais, Stein Eriksen, Buddy Werner and Tom Corcoran. Her most outstanding results came in 1956 when she won the National Women's Giant Slalom Championship and the National Women's Slalom Championship. She again won the National Women's Giant Slalom Championship in 1957 and captained the U.S. women's team for the 1958 FIS World Alpine Championships. She turned down a chance to be a part of the 1960 US Olympic Team Training Squad to marry Benjamin H. Murray. Although she never had a serious skiing accident, it was her passion for the sport of equestrian which caused her death after being thrown from her horse while training on August 14, 1963. She was 30 years old. Sally's father, J. Montgomery Deaver, died on 12 November 1978 at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia after a very influencial career. Sally’s mother, Priscilla Deaver Kelley, remarried and moved to Camden, Maine. A memorial fund was established at the Camden Snow Bowl by her mother, and a race is held here each year in her honor.