On June 12, Tor Brunvand passed away at his home in Campton, New Hampshire. Tor was born in Kristiansand, Norway on April 20, 1935. He arrived in America as an infant in the fall of the same year. His father, Harold, worked for the Michigan State Highway Department, eventually retiring as head engineer for the department. Being Norwegian, Tor was taught by his father to ski at an early age. First in Cadillac, Michigan, and later at the Lansing Ski Club, where the Brunvands were founding members. In high school, Tor met Sandra Toothaker. They were married in 1956 and both went on to attend Michigan State University. While on a spring break car trip to Colorado. Tor discovered Rocky Mountain skiing and swore that he would live in Colorado some day.