Recap of the 2023 Hall of Fame Induction at Big Sky, MT

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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An emotional Bode Miller at the induction at Big Sky, MT. | Picture: Bode Miller’s Instagram Account

The U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum (The Hall of Fame) successfully inducted members from 2021 and 2022 and one member from 2018 — bad-boy-line race skier Bode Miller — cementing their place in history as accomplishing the highest possible industry honor.

“Over 600 individuals attended the ceremonies and the weeklong industry celebrations. Many of our inductees stated that this event was the highlight of their career. To be able to host so many accomplished individuals and their families for this once in a lifetime achievement is a really unique experience that is a true testament to their respective dedication to the sport.”

– Justin Koski, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame

The National Hall of Fame inducts its latest class of selected and voted-upon inductees into the Hall of Fame during a weeklong Industry Celebration week that changes locations nationwide each year. Each year, the Hall of Fame manages a revolving list of nominations and works through the selection process to elect the next class of honored members. The process involves over 400 industry advocates and takes place in July and August, with its new class being voted on in August and announced mid to late September. The 2024 U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Park City Mountain, UT, in March 2024.

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Dave and Renie Gorsuch. | Picture: Wagner Skis Website

Class of 2021

  • Sven Coomer (Sydney, Australia)
  • Herman Dupré (Seven Springs, PA)
  • John Eaves (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Renie & Dave Gorsuch (Vail, CO)
  • Peter Graves (Putney, VT)
  • Mike Hattrup (Ketchum, ID)
  • Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) (2018)
  • Jan Reynolds (Stowe, VT)
  • Alan Schoenberger (Park City, UT)

Class of 2022

  • Gwen Allard (Mendon, VT)
  • Tina Basich (Nevada City, CA)
  • Gary Black (Sun Valley, ID)
  • Shannon Dunn (Steamboat Springs, CO)
  • Rusty Gregory (Mammoth Lakes, CA)
  • Terry Kidwell (Tahoma, CA)
  • Kent Kreitler (Sun Valley, ID)
  • Phil McNichol (Revelstoke, B.C.)
  • CJ Mueller (Breckenridge, CO)
Bode Miller
Bode Miller with his wife and children at Big Sky, MT. | Picture: Bode Miller’s Instagram Page

Bode Miller had been given the honor in 2018 but did not attend the induction due to his daughter’s drowning accident in 2018. The retired ski racer came to Big Sky, MT, for the induction with his wife and several of his children. The visibly emotional Miller posted later on Instagram:

“Having a difficult time expressing my feelings about being inducted into the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Last night. But I keep coming back to honor and gratitude. Honor to be included among some of the greatest names in the sport. People I have looked up to my entire life. Honored to be recognized by an organization that I hold in the highest regard. But at the same time so deeply grateful for all the people that helped bring me to this point. My career would not be possible without my parents, my grandparents, siblgins and of course my beautiful wife Morgan.”

The mission of the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is to honor and celebrate the athletes, pioneers, and visionaries of the United States who have significantly enriched the global sports of skiing and snowboarding and to showcase their stories and historic memorabilia in a national museum located at the birthplace of organized skiing in America, Ishpeming, Michigan.

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