The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame hasn’t had an official induction ceremony since 2019 in Salt Lake City. Next month, it will host two of them.
The pandemic might have helped to postpone ceremonies planned for two straight years in Sun Valley, Idaho, but that didn’t mean that the Hall of Fame, based in what is claimed to be the birthplace of organized skiing, Ishpeming, Michigan, put a similar halt on nominations. Thus, 18 new members have made the cut over the past three years. That’s far too many to honor over the course of only one night.
So the Hall of Fame decided to make this year’s return to the in-person inductions a two-night affair. Twelve members, including Greg Stump, Kit Deslauriers and Scott Brooksbank, will be inducted at Sun Valley during the last weekend in March. The other six will be induced March 5 at Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire.
According to Brian Fairbank, a member of the Class of 2020 who will be inducted at Bretton Woods, the wait has been anything but a downer.