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Welcome to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the City of Ishpeming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States.
It is home to an extensive collection of artifacts and archives relating to the history of skiing. It has 20,000 square feet of space containing displays on over 400 Honored Members, trophies, clothing and equipment. There is a gift shop, library and theater.
To support the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, you can now donate online!
News and Events:
Site of 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Announced
ASPEN, CO – The legendary Colorado ski community of Aspen has been selected as the 2016 site of the induction ceremony and Skiing History Week for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The week of April 5-10, 2016 will feature skiing, skiing history presentations, awards ceremonies, a film festival and first tracks with Hall of Famers. All events are open to the public. Culminating the week will be the induction ceremony honoring the Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. This once in a lifetime event will be held at the St. Regis Aspen Resort on Saturday April 9, 2016.
The announcement of the incoming class of 2015 will for the first time be released in the induction’s host city. The athletes and pioneers of our sport will be unveiled at a media and social event on Friday, October 23rd at the Limelight Hotel. Aspen locals, Chris Davenport class of 2014 and John Clendenin class of 2013 will host the event, celebrate with the community and welcome the new inductees.
Ishpeming’s Gateway Opportunity
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is excited about the construction of two roundabouts on the north and south side of its property that will take place in the spring of 2016. It sees these projects as its Community Gateway Opportunity and it is working with MDOT and our own design firm, UPEA of Ishpeming, to plan and redesign its landscaping and parking areas to make its campus more attractive from the highway.
The current Hall of Fame building was built in 1991 and with 25 years in its current location the time has come to improve and upgrade many aspects of this facility. When these changes are completed visitors travelling through Ishpeming on U.S. 41 will really feel that they have entered the gateway to this community and will have a greater appreciation of it. The roundabout on U.S 41 will slow traffic and have it pass closer to the Hall of Fame. They will be very aware that the National Hall of Fame for skiing and snowboarding is located in Ishpeming. Among the plans are improved signage including a sculpture of a ski jumper at the front of the Hall of Fame.
The community has been very supportive of the Hall of Fame’s plans that it is developing in response to the efforts to improve traffic flow and safety with the roundabouts. Letters and motions of support have been received from the City of Ishpeming, the Downtown Development Authority, the Greater Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce, the Ishpeming Business Association and the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. These improvements will enhance the ability of all potential guests to experience the art and culture of the museum.