U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame to Host Annual Induction Ceremony at Big Sky Resort, MT

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Bode Miller (2018 class) will be honored on Friday. | Picture: Scarpa

The U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its annual Industry Celebration and Induction Ceremonies from March 21 to 25, 2023, at Big Sky Resort, MT. Annually, the national Hall of Fame inducts its latest class of selected and voted-upon inductees into the Hall of Fame during a week-long Industry Celebration week that changes locations nationwide each year. This year’s Inductees join the over 400 past honored members of athletes and sport builders that have been enshrined since the Hall of Fame’s inception in 1957.

Inductees this year include:

Friday Induction for Class of 2021:
Gwen Allard, Sven Coomer, Herman Dupré, Renie & Dave Gorsuch, Peter Graves, Mike Hattrup, Bode Miller, Jan Reynolds, and Alan Schoenberger.

Saturday Induction for Class of 2022:
Tina Basich, Gary Black, Shannon Dunn, John Eaves, Rusty Gregory, Kent Kreitler, Terry Kidwell, Phil McNichol, and CJ Mueller.

Gorsuch
Evolution of the Gorsuch store in Gunnison, founded by Renie and David Gorsuch. | Picture: Hall of Fame Media Pack

The event boasts 11 parties and gatherings across five days and features on-snow tours, fashion shows, and back-to-back evenings of inductions honoring the Hall of Fame Classes of 2021 & 2022. The highlight of these activities will be the second annual 2024 fashion preview shows produced by KB Fashion Productions scheduled for Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, at 2:00 pm on the Summit Hotel Terrace.

“Snow style is fashion fortified, delivering protection from the elements, smart performance features, and head turning style from first chair to last call. From the high-end luxury to the steezy and sustainable, I am thrilled to present the snow industry’s top brands ’24 lines in gorgeous Big Sky,” said Kathy Benharris, KB Fashion Productions. “It is very exciting to see the enthusiasm from the brands and reception from consumers and media looking to celebrate what is next in snow style.”

The 2024 Fashion Preview Show on Friday has an alpine ski focus and is sponsored by Gorsuch, Ltd. The show will be featuring the brand’s 2024 samples, seen for the first time by consumers, including Gorsuch, Bogner, Alps & Meters, Fera, CB Sports, Skea, Streamlines, Revo, Double Diamond Jewelry, Neve Designs, Nivis Gear, Head Sportswear, M.Miller, and Pajar. Before and after the actual fashion show, Cheryl Jensen, Diane Boyer, and Maria Bogner will be awarded and will accept their Women in Snowsports Industry Awards on the runway.

The 2024 Fashion Throw Down on Saturday has a snowboard focus and is sponsored by OOSC. This party will also be featuring the brand’s 2024 samples, seen for the first time by consumers, including OOSC, Bogner Fire & Ice, Boarding 4 Breast Cancer, 686, Helly Hansen, Burton, Dakine, ThirtyTwo, Roxy, Rojo Outerwear, Pow Gloves, Freshy, The North Face, CB Sports, Nivis, and Jones Snowboards. Some exciting models for this show include 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees Tina Basich and Shannon Dunn-Downing, stars of the snowboard world and co-founders of the B4BC nonprofit.

“We’re really excited to annually support this premier showing of snow style brands that make up such a huge part of the industry. Currently, there is nothing like this happening in our ski and snowboard world, and we hope to watch this grow over the years and turn into the ‘can’t miss’ snow style fashion week of the year,” stated Samantha DeBoer, Hall of Fame Director of Communications.

Tina Basich
“My FIRST snowboard had metal fins like a surfboard, no metal edges, I wore moon boots that I bought at the 7-11, and the bindings had seat belt type straps. I wore my peg-legged corduroy pants sprayed with waterproofing and a wool sweater from the thrift store. WE WERE ONLY allowed at a few resorts in the Tahoe area. Thank you, Norm, from Donner Ski Ranch, for accepting us like family. It was the beginning of a great crew of snowboarders and friendships that I still cherish. 
THIS WAS A TIME when there was no women’s equipment, no high school snowboarding teams, no coaches, no uniforms, no XGAMES, and no Olympics; it was raw… and I was hooked.
I HAD FOUND MY PASSION, and it was the beginning of an adventure far beyond what I could have ever imagined.”
“I feel so lucky to have been surrounded by many amazing women in my career. Not many sports have all the girls hugging at the top of the start gate. So many high fives, smiles, cheers, and support for each other.” | Picture: Hall of Fame Media Pack

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