The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame has named the six members of the Class of 2010 for induction April 2, Hall of Fame Chairman Bernie Weichsel announced today.

They are ski racer Daron Rahlves of Truckee, Calif.; the late Shane McConkey of Squaw Valley, Calif.; ski legend Glen Plake of Heavenly, Calif.; Paralympic medalist Muffy Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah; Olympian Bobby Cochran of Surry, N.H.; and Sun Valley owner Earl Holding of Salt Lake City.

"This year's Hall of Fame inductees include some great diversity in contributions to our sport," Weichsel said.

"Each shares in common a great passion for skiing, and each has made a tremendous difference in bringing recognition to this lifelong sport enjoyed by millions around the world," he said.

The class will be inducted April 2 at Sun Valley, Idaho, as part of a week-long celebration of skiing history, as Sun Valley also celebrates its 75th season.

The Hall of Fame announcement of the Class of 2010 stated, in part:

"Bobby Cochran is the third member of the famous skiing family from Vermont to enter the Hall of Fame, joining sisters Barbara, Class of '76, and Marilyn, Class of '78.  Through the 1960s and ‘70s Cochran displayed exemplary dedication, discipline and excellence in state, national, collegiate, international and professional ski racing.   He became, at the age of 16, one of the youngest skiers to be selected to the U.S. Ski Team and enjoyed a six-year career (1968-1974) before moving on to the World Professional Tour...

"Muffy Davis grew up racing with Picabo Street at Sun Valley until an accident in 1989 ended her career as an able-bodied skier.  She elected to return to her academic studies, completing a degree at Stanford before returning to the slopes after attending Hall of Famer Sarah Will's adaptive skiing camp in 1995. Thus began an outstanding career resulting in four Paralympic medals (a bronze and three silvers), a World Championship gold in 2000 and back-to-back World Cup overall titles in 2000 and 2001...

"The sole sport builder in this class, Earl Holding, is known in the business world as the owner of Sinclair Oil and the Little America chain of hotels.  But, in 1977, he purchased Sun Valley and began a revitalization and beautification program to restore the historic resort that in 1936 was among the first to be built in the United States...

"The late Shane McConkey has been called the most influential skier of his generation for popularizing free skiing and encouraging the development of equipment so more skiers could enjoy backcountry and deep powder conditions.  In 1993 he won the World Pro Mogul Tour and added the South American Freeskiing championship in 1994.  The next year he claimed the U.S. Freeskiing championship and twice won, in 1996 and 1998, the International Freeskier Association World Tour Championship.    He was a leader in bringing "fat skis" to the slopes.  In 2002, he helped develop the first reverse camber and reverse side cut ski, the Volant Spatula, and four years later introduced the K2 Pontoon.   During his career he was featured in 26 films about skiing and became a world leader in ski base jumping.  He died in a ski base jumping accident on March 26, 2009.

"With his signature multi-colored mohawk hairstyle and his unrelenting enthusiasm for skiing, Glen Plake is certainly the best-known and recognizable skier in the world.  The three time World Hot Dog skiing champion has become the symbol of the fun, joy and spirit of skiing.  His outstanding ability on skis and personality have made him a skiing film star and many of the films that he has appeared in are now classics in the industry including "The Blizzard of Aahhh's" "Fistful of Moguls", "License to Thrill",  "The Edge of Never", and this year, "Legend of Aahhh's" ... 

"Daron Rahlves retired from the U.S. Alpine Ski Team in 2006 as the single most decorated skier in the downhill with nine World Cup victories to his credit.  Among his victories was his 2003 win at the historic and prestigious Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel Austria.  Two years earlier he had stunned the highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic crowd at St Anton, Austria by beating local heroes Stephan Eberharter and Herman Maier for the World Championship gold medal in the super G.  He capped his World Championship resume with a bronze medal in the giant slalom in 2005.  His career record includes four U.S. titles and 16 World Cup podiums..."