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Aspen to host U.S. Ski Hall of Fame event

Staff report

Aspen has been selected as the host site for the 2016 induction ceremony and skiing history week for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in April.

The event April 5 through 10 will feature skiing, skiing history presentations, award ceremonies, a film festival and first tracks on the slopes with Hall of Fame inductees. All events are open to the public.

The culmination of the week will be an induction ceremony honoring the national Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame's class of 2015. The ceremony will be held at the St. Regis Aspen Resort on April 9.

Registration for Skiing History Week events and tickets for the Hall of Fame induction will be available beginning Nov. 15 at http://www.skihall.org.

The athletes and pioneers selected for induction in 2015 will be announced in Aspen on Oct. 23, the hall said in a statement. Chris Davenport, class of 2014, and John Clendenin, class of 2013, will host the unveiling of the new class at a media and social event at the Limelight Hotel.

The mission of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is to honor athletes and sport builders for their lifelong national and international achievements in the sport. The National Ski Association of America, now known as USSA, was established in 1905 in Ishpeming, Michigan, the birthplace of organized skiing. The Hall of Fame Museum, established in 1954, resides in Ishpeming, as well. A national voting panel selects the incoming class in the fall of each year. The class of 2015 will be inducted and honored in Aspen and ultimately enshrined the following September at the museum in Ishpeming.

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