Eight skiing legends will be inducted into the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in ceremonies Friday and Saturday, April 9-10 at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado. The induction ceremony and dinner will be held in Gerald Ford Hall in Beaver Creek Village Friday, April 9. Tickets are $250 per person or $450 per couple.
Table sponsorships are also available. Proceeds from the event go to support the missions of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Participants are invited to ski with the inductees and participate in a Heritage Ski Race Saturday.
A two-night, three-day package is available at the Beaver Creek Hyatt Hotel, including lift passes and preferred seating at $396 per person, double occupancy. Room rates outside the package start at $159 per night.
Jack Benedick of Golden, Colo. He is a double leg amputee from the Vietnam War, and helped develop the sport of adaptive skiing. He helped create the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team.
Stu Campbell of Stowe, Vt. was a writer, instructor, and resort executive, and an author of six books on ski instruction.
Doug Coombs has appeared in numerous ski films and was a racer at Montana State University. He and his wife started the first heli-skiing operation in Alaska's Chugach Mountains.
Paul Robbins spent three decades as a ski journalist and was a virtual encyclopedia of the sport. The Vermont Ski Museum annually presents the Paul Robbins Award for Ski Journalism.
Sepp Kober, who lives in Hot Springs, Va., is known as the "father of southern skiing." He was the first ski instructor at the first southern ski area to open a rope tow, at Weiss Knowb in 1958.
Ansten Samuelstuen is a jumper who headed to Steamboat's Howelsen Hil in Colorado, leaping 316 feet. That was a record that stood for 12 years. He went on to win numerous national titles and represent the U.S. in two Olympics. He now lives in Louisville, Colo.
Chris Waddell recently made headlines by climbing Mount Kilamanjaro. He was paralyzed in a 1988 skiing accident. He won multiple medals in Paralympic competition. He lives in Park City, Utah.
Sarah Will was paralyzed in a skiing accident in 1988. She went on to win 12 medals competing on U.S. teams at four Paralympic Games. She helped start an adaptive skiing program at Vail. She lives nearby in Edwards, Colo.