The U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Mich., will be hosting an event the weekend of Sept 18-21 honoring the 2007 class of inductees.
The class includes luminaries Everett Kircher, Boyne founder and considered the father of the modern Midwest resort industry, and Jake and Donna Carpenter, founders of the Burton Snowboard Company and a revolution in the ski industry.
Also honored will be Olympian Eric Bergoust, a member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team during the 1990s, and Olympian Doug Lewis, a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team during the 1980s.
Nordic Olympic skier Tom Jacobs, who competed in the 1950s and later coached Colorado University's ski team to several NCAA championships, along with Mitch Cubberly, who invented the first multi-angle release ski binding, the Cubco, which revolutionized the ski binding industry making the sport safer for millions of skiers also are included.
The fall colors will abound that weekend in Michigan's UP. It's a great time for a visit and lots of activities will be scheduled throughout the weekend. Visit the Ski Hall of Fame site for more details, a list of events, and to order tickets.