Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame Gets Four New Inductees

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 25, 2009 11:17 am

Last night in Park City, Utah, four influential pioneers in our industry made it into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. Richard D. (Dick) Bass of Dallas developed Utah’s Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. He’s also one of the original investors of the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado (thanks bud!!). To throw some icing on the cake, Bass was the first to reach the summit of the highest mountains on each of the world’s continents. Next to be inducted was the late, great, Siegfried (Sigi) Engl of Sun Valley, Idaho. Sigi won several major races in both Europe and the US, fought bravely in WWII with the 10th Mountain Division, and also made the Sun Valley Ski School a well known name around the world in the 1950′s. Also in the Hall of Fame now is Alan K. Engen of Salt Lake City. Alan was a one-time Nordic and alpine winner on many levels, as well as being a long-time instructor and Director of Skiing at Alta. He also founded the ski museum at Utah Olympic park. And finally, Mike C. Korologos of Salt Lake City was inducted last night as well. Mike is known not for being an athlete, but rather a star journalist, whose articles and photographs on tourism and winter sports in the Intermountain Region have appeared in periodicals world-wide. He was named Utah Ski Journalist of the Year by Ski Utah. Congratulations to all of the new inductees!