The Class of 2008 will be inducted into the Ski Hall of Fame in Park City, Utah, April 3-5, 2009. This is your chance to ski with the new inductees and other great Olympians who reside in Park City, attend a gala evening at the Silver Lake Lodge, and a reception at the Alf Engen Museum.
The induction will be the highlight of a weekend of exciting events designed to involve skiers and ski sport enthusiasts while raising funds for the National Hall of Fame. A few select patrons will have an opportunity to ski with the new inductees Saturday morning at Deer Valley. Trace Worthington, and Deer Valley's skiing ambassador Heidi Voelker, will be leading a very special Ski With the Olympians program. Interested parties should contact Trace Worthington at firstname.lastname@example.org; 435-901-1279.
The 2008 honorees are: Olympic medalists Nelson Carmichael and Liz McIntyre along with former U.S. Ski Team member Cary Adgate. Carmichael, a Steamboat Springs, Colo., native, was the bronze medalist in the debut of moguls skiing in the Olympics in 1992. Two years later, New Hampshire native McIntyre went on to take silver in Lillehammer. She retired in 2007 after a highly successful coaching career. Briggs, of Jackson Hole, Wy., is credited as one of the pioneers of big mountain skiing. Adgate was a top U.S. Alpine Ski team racer in the 1970s.
Partnering with the Hall of Fame are the Alf Engen Ski Museum, Deer Valley Resort, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, and Flying Ace Productions. This is the first time this event will be held at a U.S. ski resort, rather than at the Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Mich.
Anyone can attend the ceremonies, which will be staged at a fundraising banquet held at Deer Valley's Silver Lake Lodge April 4 at 6:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $125 per person, $200 per couple or for $1,000 for a table of ten. Corporate sponsor tables are also available. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Alf Engen Ski Museum at 435-658-4240 or online. Tickets availability are limited and go quickly.
Plan your spring holiday around this event taking advantage of special hotel rates arranged with the Deer Valley lodging.
The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is dedicated to providing respected, lasting and national recognition to those who have achieved nationally or internationally as competitors or contributors to skiing and snowboarding in the United States. Ishpeming is the birthplace of organized competitive skiing in America. The Hall of Fame has enshrined 356 Olympic stars and sport pioneers.