March 30th was the original deadline for nominations to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. That deadline has been pushed back a month to April 30th. Why?
Due to the upcoming Paralympic Games, and due to the massive success of the US Ski and Snowboard Teams at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, ideas for nominations may have been shaken up a bit. Bernie Weichsel, the Chairman of the Board of Directors explains, “The United States enjoyed a great deal of success last month and there may be athletes who will decide to retire when the competitive ski season ends. They would then qualify for their possible election to the Hall of Fame. At the same time many skiing officials who may wish to submit a nomination are extremely preoccupied by all these events and will require more time to organize a submission.”
Anybody can nominate athletes to the Hall of Fame. Forms can be found at www.skihall.com. First Tracks adds: “The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame provides highly respected perpetual national recognition for athletes competing in skiing and snowboarding and for builders of those sports who have made highly significant and lasting contributions to the growth of American ski sports. It is located in Ishpeming, Michigan, the historic birthplace of organized skiing in America.
The next class, made up of eight inductees including three from adaptive skiing, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on April 9, at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.”