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The 2019 Class Of The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall Of Fame


The voting for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame has been completed and those who will be inducted into this year's class for that Hall of Fame have been announced, but now is the time for Hall of Fame news that is a bit more local.

The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall Of Fame has chosen and announced the those being inducted into their Class of 2019, as well.

With a permanent home at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, whose Hall of Fame committee is approved by the museum's Board of Directors, the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame honors athletes, pioneers, and special contributors to Vermont skiing and riding, either through the promotion of the sports in Vermont, through participation, or other contribution to skiing and riding in the Green Mountain State.

Inductees into the Class of 2019 include Norwich, VT native and World Cup and Olympic ski jumper Jeff Hastings, creator of the nordic skiing Craftsbury Marathon and Vermont Academy and Middlebury college ski team alum John Brodhead, former Olympian and two-time U.S. National Champion Doug Lewis, New England snowboard pioneer John Gerndt, and Ann "Nosedive Annie" Taylor, a pioneering woman in ski racing.

Along with the Hall of Fame inductees are the winners of two other awards. The Paul Robbins Journalism Award, which recognizes ski/snowboard journalists who "perform their skill in written, broadcast or photojournalism with ethics, humor, good taste, and always with the promotion of Vermont skiing and snowboarding and the larger communities in mind," is being awarded to Peggy Shin. The First Tracks Award honors a young Vermonter who contributes to the enrichment of skiing or snowboarding in Vermont and is being received by Tim Kelley.

The inductees will be recognized at an Induction Ceremony that is being held at The Lodge At Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont on this coming November 2nd. Tickets are available through The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame website.


From there, the history of each inductee will be permanently part of the Hall of Fame exhibit at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.


Photo Credit: The Vermont Ski And Snowboard Museum

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