original 10th Mountain Division was formed in
Nov. 1941. 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 is in front of the headquarters
building at 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.
10th Mountain Division charity vehicle license plates will be available Jan. 1, 2015.
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