Ski/Snowboard HoF inductees get enshrined

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame who will be honored with events this weekend.

For those unaware, this national hall of fame is located in Ishpeming, the birthplace of organized skiing in North America. This weekend, the hall presents its newest inductees to the public with an enshrinement banquet as well as a couple of other events.

We salute the 2017 inductees:

•Ed Ferguson of Chelan, Washington, who helped to create the hotdog freestyle movement in the 1970s.

•Hermann Gollner of Verdi, Nevada, an aerialist competitor, coach and move inventor

•Marty Hall of Durham, New Hampshire, a legendary cross country skiing coach

•Mike and Steve Marolt of Aspen, Colorado, identical twins who are accomplished ski mountaineers

•Steve McKinney of Olympic Valley, California, who was a dominant speed skier and equipment designer

•Shaun Palmer of Truckee, California, known as a forefather of extreme sports and a longtime snowboard competitor

•Thom Weisel of San Francisco, California, a longtime leader of the U.S. Ski Team’s foundation, providing both leadership and financial support.

Activities Saturday include a morning breakfast organized by the Ishpeming Kiwanis Club; the 12th annual Hall of Fame golf outing at Marquette Golf Club’s Heritage Course; and the enshrinement banquet at River Rock Conference Center in Ishpeming.

Thanks to all who spend time organizing the activities. And again, congratulations to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

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