Skiing History Week Heads to Steamboat, April 8-12, 2015





APRIL 8-12, 2015



Colorado’s Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 induction ceremony of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, as well as the International Skiing History Association’s annual Skiing History Week.

The induction ceremony honoring the Hall of Fame’s class of 2014 will be Saturday, April 11, capping off the April 8-12 Skiing History Week. The week will feature skiing, historical presentations, awards ceremonies and a film festival open to the entire Steamboat community. 


•Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 induction ceremony of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Around 500 are expected to attend the annual installation of the class of 2014 inductees.

•The induction will be the culmination of nearly a week of activities in the Steamboat Springs community during April 8-12 Skiing History Week, which attracts hundreds of skiing history enthusiasts and recreational skiers.

•Centennial: Skiing History Week and the Hall of Fame induction will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Steamboat’s fabled Howelsen Hill.

•Film Festival: The annual Ishpeming Snow 100 Film Festival will highlight some of the best films in skiing history at Steamboat’s Chief Theater, open nightly April 8-10 to attendees and the Steamboat community.

•Legacy Lectures: A presentation on Steamboat legend Buddy Werner will be one of several legacy lectures celebrating the heritage of skiing.

•Hall Induction: The Hall of Fame induction in the Korbel Grand Ballroom of the Steamboat Grand is expected to sell out with a field of 10 inductees including Olympic champion Ross Powers and Colorado’s noted big mountain skier Chris Davenport among others.

•First Tracks: Skiing History Week will wrapup Sunday, April 12 with a opportunity for First Tracks with Hall of Fame skiers and snowboarders.

•Tickets and Registration: Registration for Skiing History Week and tickets for the Hall of Fame induction are now available online by clicking the link above. Special lodging packages at the Steamboat Grand and discounted lift tickets will be available to Skiing History Week registrants.


Wednesday, April 8

8-10am DAILY - Registration - The Steamboat Grand, Main Lobby
5-7pm  Welcome Reception, A Salute to Howelsen Hill - 100 years
     ~ Howelsen Hill Lodge 
7:30-9pm The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame - “Jerry Awards”
Celebrating The “Snow-100” – The Best Ski Films of The Century
     ~ Chief Theater
9-10pm 5th Annual Ishpeming Snow-100 Film Festival Opening Night 
     ~ Chief Theater (following Jerry Awards)
Thursday, April 9

Noon Legacy Lecture I  - Speaker/Topic TBD
     ~ Bear River Bar and Grill - Gondola Plaza
5-7pm Legacy Lecture II  -  “The Legacy of Buddy Werner” 
     ~ Buddy Werner Memorial Library
6-10pm 5th Annual Ishpeming Snow-100 Film Festival
     ~ Chief Theater
Friday, April 10

Noon ISHA Lunch meet-up – on mountain location
5-9:30pm International Skiing History Association Awards Dinner
     ~ Steamboat Grand - Korbel Grand Ballroom
6-10pm 5th Annual Ishpeming Snow-100 Film Festival
     ~ Chief Theater
9-12am Legends Brew Party, Presenting “Buddy Werner Brown”
     ~Butcher Knife Brewing Company (entertainment)
Saturday, April 11

6-9pm U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
     ~ Steamboat Grand – Korbel Grand Ballroom
10pm-1am Inductee Celebration Afterburner Party -
     ~ Bear River Bar and Grill (entertainment)
Sunday, April 12

8-11am Closing Day Breakfast (entertainment)
     ~ Bear River Grill & VIP Patio - Gondola Plaza
8:30am Hall of Famer First Tracks 
     ~ Plaza Gondola

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