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Erling Strom (Courtesy Whyte Museum)

Erling Strom

(1897- )

Born in Norway, Erling Strom sailed to the United States in 1919. In 1927 he became the only professional ski instructor in the country, working at Lake Placid, New York.

In the Canadian Rockies, Erling is best known for his connection to the Mount AssiniboineMount Strom]