The original 10th Mountain Division was formed in Nov. 1940. They were the
only U.S. military unit to be recruited by a civilian entity, the National Ski
Patrol. Many were skiers, some forest rangers, lumberjacks, others outfitters
and guides, anyone that could taken care of themselves out of doors in all four
seasons. They trained at Camp Hale, Colorado, until Jan. 1945 when they were
the last U.S. Army division committed to the European Theatre in northern Italy.
The Division fought for over 110 days in combat, took every objective and never
retreated. 1,000 of the division were lost in action, many more wounded.
After the war, the division was decommissioned and its members scattered to ski
areas all over the county working in mountain management, the ski patrol, ski
schools and opening new areas. To honor the original World War II division and
the current 10th Mountain Division based at Ft. Drum, New York, Skilogik and
the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, Inc. offer this commemorative ski. The
current 10th Mountain Division is the most deployed military division since the
Second World War.
The image on the Skilogik ski is of the Susan Raymond statue at the front gate
of Ft. Drum. A World War II soldier is belaying a current 10th Mountain
Division soldier, extending the tradition of American alpine soldiers. Join us
in honoring all American alpine soldiers and a portion of the price will be
donated to the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, Inc., an IRS recognized
charity. Such donation forwards the mission of the Foundation, to preserve and
promote the tradition of the American alpine soldier. Visit
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World War II soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division would say,
“Sempre Avanti!” or “Always Forward!”
the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation carries forward the legacy
and memory of America’s WWII winter warfare soldiers.
Mission of the Tenth Foundation memorializes the glorious
history and exceptional achievements of the World War II 10th
Mountain Division and perpetuates its memory for future
part of the mission, the Foundation has three key functions:
to Honor the Soldiers
Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice: The
Foundation maintains a Memorial at Tennessee Pass in
Colorado. In addition, each year on Memorial Day, the
Foundation places flowers on the graves of the 10th
Mountain Division soldiers in the
American Military Cemetery
near Florence, Italy.
to Educate Future Generations:
The Foundation offers scholarships
to descendants of the soldiers of the WWII 10th
that further the 10th Mountain legacy: The
Foundation considers worthwhile projects that support its
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