STEAMBOAT TO HOST HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

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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 wrap up Sunday, April 12 with an opportunity for First Tracks with Hall of Fame skiers and snowboarders.

Tickets and Registration: Registration for Skiing History Week events and tickets for the Hall of Fame induction will be available beginning Nov. 15 at www.skihall.org. Special lodging packages at the Steamboat Grand and discounted lift tickets will be available to Skiing History Week registrants.

Hall of Fame: The Hall of Fame is located in Ishpeming, MI, the birthplace of organized skiing in America in 1905. The induction ceremony rotates venue locations to major resorts, with a formal enshrinement ceremony held in Ishpeming each September.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

April 6-7 - Early arrivals for Steamboat skiing

April 8 - Tribute to Howelsen Hill Reception, Olympian Hall, Howelsen Hill

April 9 - Buddy Werner Legacy Lecture, Buddy Werner Memorial Library

April 10 - International Skiing History Association Awards, Steamboat Grand

April 10 - Inductee Welcome Pre-party, The Butcherknife Brewing Company

April 11 - Hall of Fame Induction, Korbel Ballroom, Steamboat Grand

April 11 - Induction Afterburner Party, The Bear River Bar & Grill

April 12 - First Tracks with Hall of Famers

(complete schedule and event tickets available Nov. 15 at www.skihall.org)

Tom Kelly, Chairman, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of FameThe Hall of Fame induction and Skiing History Week has become an increasingly popular end of season gathering. Steamboat is a hotbed of skiing history and one of America's most popular mountains and will be a popular destination for Skiing History Week and an outstanding showcase for the 10 athletes and pioneers we will induct into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Chris Diamond, President and CEO, Steamboat The heritage of skiing has been ever present here at Steamboat Ski Resort from our roots with Carl Howelsen to Buddy Werner and Billy Kidd. It's an honor to play host to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction here at Steamboat, and to invite Skiing History Week enthusiasts to our community.

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