Hunter, 'Jungle' Jim - 1987

Hunter, 'Jungle' Jim - 1987

“Jungle” Jim Hunter

Alpine Skiing, Calgary

Inducted in 1987


"Jungle" Jim Hunter's love of skiing and his aggressive approach to competition, created an exclusive group of Canadians -- the world renowned "Crazy Canucks". During his years as an international competitor, he won five national combined, seven giant slalom, three slalom, and two downhill championships. In World Cup competition at Val D'Isere, France, he placed fourth in his first giant slalom race. Before he retired from World Cup competitions, he had placed in the top 15 in 14 downhill and six giant slaloms, and in the top ten in all five combined events he entered. "Jungle" Jim Hunter raced to a bronze medal finish in the combined at the 1972 Olympic Games and placed sixth in the same event in the 1976 Olympics.