Each year Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum presents The Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame™ which honors athletes, pioneers and special contributors of Vermont skiing and snowboarding who promoted and/or contributed to the sport of skiing or riding in Vermont. Their accomplishments are recognized at an Induction Ceremony and their histories are documented in the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s collection as part of the permanent Vermont Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame exhibit.
The Hall of Fame Committee looks at candidates in three categories: Athletes, Pioneers, and Special Contributors. Both the committee and the categories were approved by the Board of Directors.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the event and production of annual documentaries about the inductees. Event sponsors: Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic, Marvin, The Lodge at Spruce Peak, XPress Print+Copy, and Stowe Reporter. Film Sponsors: Birdseye, Burton, Casella, Chuck & Jann Perkins, Sugarbush, The Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Lyman Orton, and r.k. Miles.
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The Lodge at Spruce Peak
November 2, 2019
Chuck & Jann Perkins
The husband and wife team of Chuck and Jann Perkins opened the Alpine Shop in Burlington in 1963. For the next 47 years they were a hub of ski culture and a gathering place for skiers and riders. Later their daughter Peg and husband Scott Rieley joined them in the business. The family sold it in 2011. As fans of ski history and collectors of ski memorabilia, they became friendly with Roy Newton, founder of the Vermont Ski Museum. They helped raise money to purchase Newton’s collection and move the museum to Stowe. With a group of dedicated volunteers, they convinced the town of Stowe to lease a condemned meetinghouse on Main Street to house the collection. They have been board members and life members since the start of the museum, and “promise that it will always be an asset to the village of Stowe”.
Williston native, Ann Battelle learned to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area and Bolton Valley. After watching her first World Cup mogul event held on solid ice bumps on the steep Wilderness Trail at Whiteface, she found her calling. After graduating from Middlebury College, she moved to Steamboat, Colorado and started competing in mogul competitions. Ann is a two-time World Cup Champion, won the World Championships in 1999, competed in four Olympics and was a U.S. Freestyle team member for 11 years. She retired after the 2002 Olympic Games.
Jim Fredericks first learned to Nordic ski at Johnson State College and went on to become a well-known eastern racer. His coaching career began at his alma mater and then, in 1978, he started the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Center program. Fredericks then launched the Nordic racing program at Green Mountain Valley School. He went on to work with Rossignol’s Nordic products and athletes. When Rossignol moved its operations from Vermont, Fredericks chose to stay in Underhill and became the Catamount Trail Association's Executive Director and a successful promoter of backcountry skiing in Vermont.
In 1975 Waitsfield’s Dickie Hall founded North American Telemark Organization (NATO) and the annual Telemark Festival at Mad River Glen. For decades the festival attracted over a thousand skiers to the event each year. NATO held workshops, camps, expeditions, and guide and instructor training in all U.S. skiing states. Hall produced five movies on telemark and backcountry skiing, consulted and trained staff for the nation’s leading outdoor schools. and was an adjunct professor of ski mountaineering for the University of Alaska Wilderness Studies Program.