Monday, October 16, 2006
Colorado ski hall of famers: well-deserved, but where are the boarders?
The Colorado Ski Museum announced its hall of fame inductees for the year this weekend.
Ray Duncan -- founder of Purgatory (now Durango Mountain)
Henry Christian Hall-- Aspen ski jumper
Barbara Ferries Henderson -- one of America's great ski racers of the 1960s.
Mark Tache -- a World Cup ski racer from Aspen
To read more about each of them click here.
The Colorado Ski Hall of Fame is a cool tradition with many worthy skiers in its ranks, but year after year, we wonder when they're going to give props to the snowboarders. Look, the skier/snowboarder rivalry is done, done, done. It went out of fashion about the time Newt Gingrich did. But the museum, and the hall of fame, have yet to reach out to the knuckle-draggin' brethrenen.
Instead, the state has a few amateur collections of old boards and lor scattered here and there. It seems fated either to go the way of the dumpster or the savvy private collector, and be lost for good. Eventually, the museum is going to realize what it missed. Why not reach out to the community when many of the pioneers are still active, and have sharp memories?
Posted by Dave Philipps at 6:53 AM