Skiing Heritage Week plans to celebrate skiing in the Pacific Northwest at six resorts this spring. The event, which culminates in the annual induction ceremony for the Ski Hall of Fame, also plans to honor K2 Sports Corporation.
Six Pacific Northwest resorts have been chosen as stops on the Skiing Heritage Week tour this year, April 8-15, 2012. They are Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows, White Pass, Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain, and The Summit at Snoqualmie.
The tour launches at Timberline Lodge, which is celebrating its 75th year. Participants will have the chance to ski down the historic Glade Trail to Government Camp.
White Pass Ski Area produced the Pacific Northwest's most prominent ski families, the Mahres. Photo by Peter Charbonnier/Flickr.
At White Pass, legends of Pacific Northwest skiing will be honored. These include Nelson Bennett who served as general manager at White Pass for 25 years and Olympic medalists Phil and Steve Mahre.
The Stevens Pass ski day will feature a reunion of K2 skiers and riders while the Crystal Mountain day is scheduled to have a tribute to the 10th Mountain Division founders.
A 50th anniversary party for K2 is scheduled for April 13 in Seattle. The company launched their anniversary year by collaborating with the Rolling Stones to produce the limited edition Rolling Stones ski.
The Ski Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place April 14 in Seattle. Honorees for this year’s Ski Hall of Fame include Nick Badami, Mason Beekley, Dick Dorworth, Philip Gravink, Harry Leonard, Joe Pack, Tyler Palmer, and Eva Twardokens. The ceremony will also pay special tribute to K2.
For more information on Skiing Heritage Week, go here.