OUT OF THE GATE
This month, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announced the eight inductees who will make up its Class of 2011.
The formal induction ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14 in Seattle, with an enshrinement ceremony at the Hall of
Fame in Ishpeming later in the year.
Headlining the inductees are 2002 Olympic silver medalist Joe Pack and 1985 World Championship bronze medalist Eva
Twardokens. Also among those selected are ski area pioneers Phil Gravink and the late Nick Badami; ski historian Mason
Beekley; speed skier and author Dick Dorworth; ski show pioneer Harry Leonard; and World Cup and pro ski racer Tyler
“Our eight inductees represent a diverse cross section of some of the greatest figures in skiing whose passion for the sport
was shown throughout their careers,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Chairman, Bernie Weichsel. “The Hall of
Fame is proud to recognize their achievements and contributions to our sport.”
The selection of the Class of 2011 was conducted by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s National Selection Committee followed by a vote of over 100 skiing experts and enthusiasts who make up its National Voting Panel. The induction
will take place at Seattle’s Bell Harbor Center on April 14, 2012, as the concluding event to Skiing Heritage Week, which will
be held at several ski areas in the Pacific Northwest next spring.
For more information on Skiing Heritage Week and the induction of the Class of 2011 visit skihall.org.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of
Fame Announces Class of 2011
USSA; ZOOM; NE W ENGLAND SKI MUSEUM
New England Ski Museum
Honors Georg Capaul
Georg Capaul, a Swiss ski coach who has influenced American ski
athletes for more than three decades, was honored with the Spirit of
Skiing Award at the New England Ski Museum’s 34th annual meeting
and dinner on Nov. 5 at the Waterville Valley Conference Center in
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