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Rod Taylor - Owner of Woodbury Ski Area passes away

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Rod Taylor - Owner of Woodbury Ski Area passes away

 

One of the sport's most colorful characters has passed away.  Owner of CT based Woodbury Ski are, "Rocket" Rod Taylor was a former member of the US Olympic Team and 1970 National Downhill Champion.

 

I had a few opportunities to race against Rod over the years and actually beat him in a GS race about three years ago.  That told me he was slowing down.  In his prime he was blazing fast. 

 

 

 

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Rest well Rod. 

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Wow! How many of us have fantasized about owning a ski area? Here is a guy of average means who made it happen while he was still in his 20s and then kept the dream alive for his entire life through tons of hard work and an incredible passion for the sport. It doesn't get any more hardcore than that. Props to the nth degree.
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Sad to hear. I tried to ski at Woodbury once abou 15 years ago. Got there and it was closed for some reason.
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