Skiing runs deep through the blood of Dollie Armstrong. A mother of two world-class skiers, she is a woman of strength and enthusiasm, traits that have carried over to her love for disabled sports. If dedication could be measured in height, Dollie would be Mt. Everest. She has achieved an impressive list of accolades throughout her career. From organizing Olympic-style skiing competitions for the disabled to helping run an adaptive recreation program in Washington, she is truly the jack-of all-trades in disabled sports.
An instrumental part in the growth and development of the SKIFORALL Foundation, Armstrong jumped head first into the program, filling in the voids wherever needed. With a background in physical education and ski instruction, Armstrong was a natural choice for SKIFORALL. Based out of Snoqualmie Ski Area in Washington, it quickly became one of the largest year round programs offering instruction in outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. She was named president of the Board of Directors in 1986 and four years later assumed the role of Executive Director. Additionally, she helped to develop a full-scale summer program at SKIFORALL with kayaking, water skiing, hiking, bicycling, in-line skating and camping. Under her watch, the organization blossomed into an incredible operation with over ‘500 trained volunteers assisting 500 disabled athletes.
Armstrong is a member of the original Board of the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame. She resides in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Hugh.