Hall of Famer
It was not until after his graduation from McGill University that Harry Pangman started to ski competitively winning his first Quebec 18 km cross-country ski race in 1931. In 1932, he competed for Canada at the III Olympic Winter Games held Lake Placid, USA, placing 35th and the first Canadian to finish.
Excelling as a competitive skier, he was equally skilled in the administrative aspects of the sport serving with distinction at the club, zone, provincial and national levels.
1st place, Province of Quebec 18km Cross-Country Championships
First Canadian to finish, 35th place, at the III Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid, USA
1st place, Province of Quebec Slalom Championship at the Siegniory Club, Quebec
5th place, Dominion 18 km Championship, Shawbridge, Quebec
1st place, Downhill event, Quebec Kandahar, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
2nd place, Slalom event, Quebec Kandahar, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
13th place, Dominion 18 km Championship, Camp Fortune, Quebec
4th place, Downhill event, Quebec Kandahar, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
8th place Slalom event, Quebec Kandahar, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
5th place, Combined event, Quebec Kandahar, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
4th place, International University Ski Championships, Cross-country, St Moritz, Switzerland.
Honourary Coach of the McGill Ski Team and member of the 5-man McGill Relay Team which placed first at the St Moritz championships
4th place, Combined events, Quebec Kandahar, Mont Tremblant, Quebec
5th place, Dominion 18 km langlauf, Rougemont, Quebec
2nd place, 50 km Cross-country race, Laurentian Zone, Quebec
Appointed Team Manager and Honourary Coach of Canada’s Olympic Winter Games Team (both men and women) at the IV Olympic Winter Games at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
2nd place, Laurentian Zone, Quebec, 18km lauglauf
1st place, 18 km langlauf, Ste Agathe, Quebec
1st place, Province of Quebec 18 km langlauf, Lac Beauport, Quebec
10th place, Dominion Championships, 18 km langlauf, Camp Fortune, Quebec
5th place, Downhill event, Province of Quebec Championships
2nd place, Slalom event, Province of Quebec Championships
1st place, Downhill and Slalom Combined events, Province of Quebec Championships, Mt Baldy, Quebec
As an organizer and ski organization executive:
Co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer of the Red Birds Ski Club, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Arranged the financing for and cutting of downhill racing trails throughout the Laurentians (including Mont Tremblant) for the Laurentian Zone, Canadian Amateur Ski Association (CASA)
For the Laurentian Ski Zone, organized (with the late Dr W L Ball) the first Ski Instructors Alliance
1934 – 1936
President of the Red Birds Ski Club
Chairman, Laurentian Ski Zone Committee, CASA
1937 – 1939
Eastern Vice-President of the Canadian Amateur Ski Association
1947 – 1948
Chairman, Skiing Selection Committee for the V Winter Olympic Games, St Moritz, Switzerland
One of the organizers of the special Sunday morning ski train on the Canadian Pacific Railway running from Montreal to St Jovite, Quebec, to
celebrate the 100th birthday of Canadian skiing legend, Herman ‘Jackrabbit’ Smith-Johannsen Harry Pangman also contributed a number of articles to the Canadian Ski Annual over the years, notably in 1934 in an article titled “New Trails Developed in the Laurentians”, and, in 1935, an article titled “Get Out and Run”.
Please Note: The ski information gathered here is compiled from a number of sources; it may not be inclusive of all accomplishments.
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Bill Ball, Harry Pangman, Jack Houghton – St. Moritz, Switzerland 1933. Canadian Ski Museum Collection.
Dick Ball and Harry Pangman (right). CSHFM Collection.
[L to R]: Harry Pangman, Neil S., Jackrabbit Johannsen, Sterling Maxwell at Mont Tremblant, QC, on April 14, 1930. CSHFM Collection.
1936 Canadian Olympic Men’s Ski Team at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany [L to R]: Harry Pangman (manager), Tormod Mobraaten, William George “Bud” Clarke, William “Bill” Ball, Norman Gagné, Karl Johan Baadsvick. Canadian Ski Museum Collection.
Harry Pangman at Mt.Baldy, 1931. CSHFM Collection.
[L to R]: Gaby Pleau, Inductee Harry Pangman, Louis Grimes, Tony German, and Sage German at 1983 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Calgary Petroleum Club. CSHFM Collection.
Harry Pangman, M. Bruneau, and Canadian Ski Museum Chair, Bill Tindale, all accepting Ken Read Induction award at 1987 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Photo A. Irwin.
[L to R]: Kelly Jacobs, Billy Jacobs, Arnold Eaves, Rhoda Wurtele Eaves, Harry Pangman, and Mrs. Pangman at 1988 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.
1988 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony [L to R]: Robert Gooch, Ray Grinnell, Ross Larway, Fred Hall, Mrs. Pangman, Harry Pangman, Louis Grimes.