The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is THE NATIONAL hall of fame dedicated exclusively to skiing and snowboarding in America. It provides the ultimate and lasting recognition for those American skiers and snowboarders who excelled nationally and internationally as competitors or contributors to the advancement of skiing and snowboarding in all of its forms. Its Honor Roll of over 430 honored members reflects the richness and diversity of American snowsport from the early pioneer ski jumpers and organizers to today's stars like Glen Plake, Tommy Moe, Picabo Street, Jonny Moseley, Bode Miller and many, many more!
The Birthplace of Organized Skiing
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Ishpeming, Michigan near the shores of Lake Superior. Over a century ago a group of local businessmen and skiing enthusiasts took the first steps to organize the National Skiing Association thus earning for Ishpeming the distinction of being the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States. It is appropriate that the Hall of Fame should be located in Ishpeming.
Over 60 Years of Service to Skiing
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum was established in Ishpeming in 1954. Besides recognizing America's skiing greats, it has accumulated an outstanding collection of skiing material, both artifacts and archives, which preserves and reflects the great skiing tradition and heritage of skiing in the United States. The building's architecture, represents both the Nordic and alpine traditions of ski sport and contains over 15,000 square feet of exhibits. Within its walls discover the story of the ancient Birkebeiners, see Sun Valley's first snow groomer and learn about the historic 10th Mountain Division and its contribution both in wartime and peacetime to the development of skiing. Admission is free of charge. Donations are encouraged.
Be a Part of America's Ski Heritage
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum relies on member donations to support its work. Be part of the effort to preserve and promote America's great ski heritage. Join with us in the recognition of excellence in ski sport. Enjoy member benefits and be part of our special events.
The Roland Palmedo Ski Library
The Roland Palmedo Ski Library is one of the finest ski libraries in the country. The collection contains over 1,300 books, magazines, videos and films on the sport of skiing and snowboarding. The collection was assembled by Roland Palmedo, a founder of the New York Ski Club, outdoorsman and adventurer who is an Honored Member of the Hall of Fame. While the library is open during public hours serious researchers are advised to call ahead to book an appointment.