Late great writer Paul Robbins among those to be inducted into U.S. Ski Hall of Fame

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 11, 2009 9:53 am

A special someone has joined this year’s roster of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductees, and he wasn’t a superstar athlete. The late Paul Robbins was a superstar journalist and the former U.S. Ski Team press officer, and he was much loved by all.

Robbins was a friend to all in the competitive ski community. One of his tasks involved interviewing the athletes yearly to create their bios, and there was always much laughter. Although Robbins was always able to draw humor from the athletes, he reported on events with exacting precision. He was the stats master, and at one point earned the nickname, “Data.”

Robbins spent three decades as a ski journalist and was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of skiing and ski athletes of every discipline. “Paul Robbins left a lasting impact on ski competition,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association CEO Bill Marolt. “His wit, charm and beret were Paul’s trademark. But his vast knowledge and tireless work ethic were instrumental in telling our U.S. Ski Team story.”

The induction of the Class of 2009 will take place in Colorado on April 9, 2010.