New Year’s day is among the most popular days in the ski industry. Skiers and snowboarders seem to absolutely love heading out to their favorite mountain for some slopeside fun. It’s the perfect way to proclaim your resolution to maintain an athletic, outdoor lifestyle and an amazing way to start the New Year. Before heading to bed or “passing out” on New Year’s Eve, we’ve all undoubtedly rung in the new year by watching the ball drop on ABC’s ”Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”. Unfortunately, the world is going to be a little less bright and the New Year is going to be a little less “rockin” after the loss of the legendary broadcasting icon, Dick Clark.
On Wednesday, April 18th, “The World’s Youngest Teenager” passed away after suffering a massive heart attack at age 82.
Over the past three decades, he headlined “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC every December 31st. The program grew to become a tradition throughout the nation. Even though the entertainer suffered a debilitating stroke in 2004, he proved his resilience by returning to the airways the next year to resume his role as MC. Some criticized his resistance to retirement, but many more found his fortitude endearing and inspiring.
There’s no question that Dick will be missed. Thankfully, his contribution to American culture and entertainment will live on for many years to come. We’ll all have to share a drink in his honor this upcoming New Year’s Eve and take a couple turns for him on New Year’s Day.