USSA announces Hall of Fame class
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announced 10 athletes and sport builders as inductees elected to the Hall of Fame who will make up the Class of 2014.
Among the inductees are Olympic champion snowboarder Ross Powers, World Alpine Championship medalist Erik Schlopy, noted big mountain skier Chris Davenport, ski instruction pioneer Curt Chase and goggle innovator Bob Smith. Others include resort designer Joe Cushing, World Cup race winner Kristina Koznik, alpine development leader John McMurtry, women’s innovator Jeannie Thoren and Ralph Miller, one of the great American ski racers from the 1950s.
Their induction will take place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on April 11, 2015. There will also be a special enshrinement ceremony weekend for Honored Members at the home of the Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Michigan, Sept. 18-20, 2015. Ishpeming was the birthplace of modern skiing in the early 20th century.
The Youth Sports Alliance will host a team scramble golf tournament on June 3 at Victory Ranch in hopes of raising funds for its scholarships and youth programs.