The U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inducted 18 members from the 2021 and 2022 class, along with one member from 2018 on March 25, 2023 in Big Sky, Montana. Included among the members was Olympic champion Bode Miller, the late Gary Black Jr, who founded Ski Racing magazine, the first American to win an Olympic snowboard medal Shannon Dunn-Downing and famed alpine coach Phil McNichol.
Over 600 people attended the ceremonies and celebrations over the weekend, which featured industry parties, skiing, fashion shows, lectures and more.
The Hall of Fame process includes more than 400 industry advocates, and the organization announces each class in September. The March event is a celebration that changes locations around the country each year. The 2023 U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to be in U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s hometown of Park City, Utah in March 2024.
All inductees are listed below, courtesy of the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.
CLASS OF 2018
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH)
The most successful male alpine skier in U.S. history, Bode Miller’s resume includes six Olympic medals (including one gold) and five World Championship medals (including four golds), 33 World Cup wins, 79 podiums and two World Cup overall globes. Miller has reached his goal of “skiing as fast as the natural universe will allow.” After retiring in 2017, Miller has launched multiple ski companies and lives in Montana with his wife and children.
CLASS OF 2021
Sven Coomer (Sydney, Australia)
Often regarded as the most prolific and influential boot designer of the modern era, Sven Coomer perfected the work of the plastic pioneers who preceded him. Coomer first made plastic boots perform better with comfort, then established timeless design standards. His achievements include a two-piece, four-buckle overlap design that won hundreds of World Cup events and is still in vogue today, as well as the three-piece cabriolet popular from downhill tracks to terrain parks.
Hermann Kress Dupré (Seven Springs, Pennsylvania)
The son of Bavarian immigrants, Hermann Kress Dupré built Seven Springs into a powerhouse resort and blanketed the world’s slopes with his innovative HKD snowmaking technology, which is in play at an estimated 750 resorts around the world.
John Eaves (Calgary, Alberta)
Multi-talented John ‘Eaveman’ Eaves elevated freestyle skiing, winning 42 titles across all events, then soared as a Bond stuntman, a Bogner star, filmmaker, musician and coach. As one of the most iconic competitors and ski film stars in history, he stunt doubled for Roger Moore’s James Bond in “A View To A Kill” and starred in the Bogner film “Fire and Ice” that helped to attract thousands to the story in America. He is best known as a “godfather of aerials."
Renie & David Gorsuch (Vail, Colorado)
Any skier or rider who has visited the flagship Gorsuch store in the Clocktower building in Vail—or has received the Gorsuch catalog in the mail—or knows this iconic lifestyle retailer offers an experience like no other. Together, Renie and David Gorsuch created a unique style, Vail-based, family-run retail empire founded on mountain elegance.
Peter Graves (Putney, Vermont)
The man behind the voice: Peter Graves has delivered insight, drama and color on many of the world’s biggest stages in skiing since 1977. Through more than four decades and hundreds of Olympic, World Cup and World Championships events, Peter Graves inimitable voice has become synonymous with skiing.
Mike Hattrup (Ketchum, Idaho)
Mike Hattrup was named to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls team in 1987. Afterward, Mike skied in numerous ski films, including one of his generation's most important ski movies: Greg Stump’s “Blizzard of AAHHH’s.” Hattrup also helped to develop products from skis and apparel to skins, packs, shovels and probes that allowed a broad swatch of skiers to experience the thrill of big mountains and the backcountry.
Jan Reynolds (Stowe, Vermont)
Crisscrossing the globe to shatter the Glass Summit on record-setting ski adventures, Jan Reynolds now chronicles indigenous cultures as an award-winning photographer and author. Reynolds earned widespread acclaim for fast, light, record-setting high-altitude adventures around the globe, for helping spark the first backcountry explosion on edged cross-country skis and for pioneering corporate sponsorship as the first athlete to be signed by The North Face as a professional skier.
Alan Schoenberger (Park City, Utah)
Mixing skis, dance and technique, Alan Schoenberger defined ski ballet as a World Champion, then innovated indoors for four-plus decades as an unrivaled performer, educator and coach. In 2013, Schoenberger was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame. He was the first person, since his idol Alf Engen, to qualify in four of the five categories: as a Ski Pioneer, Ski Sport Innovator, Competitive Skier and Inspirational Skier.
CLASS OF 2022
Gwen Allard (Mendon, Vermont)
A pioneering snow sports educator, Gwen Allard spent a half century focusing on helping others learn how to ski with a particular focus on adaptive. She was one of the first to embrace adaptive education and went on to become a well-respected leader within PSIAA/AASI for her innovative teaching methodology and the ability to effectively communicate it to students and to rally the entire ski industry. She was a key player in the overall recognition of Adaptive as a major discipline.
Tina Basich (Nevada City, California)
A pioneer in slopestyle and big air snowboarding before it was in the Olympics, Tina Basich won X Games and US Open titles, and is acclaimed for leading her sport to the higher levels with public-facing events like Boarding for Breast Cancer, a nonprofit she cofounded with Shannon Dunn. As the first woman to successfully perform a 720 in a competition, she was also a driving force in the creation of women’s-specific snowboards and apparel.
Gary Black (Sun Valley, Idaho)
A lifelong adventurer and newspaperman, Gary Black Jr.’s stewardship of Ski Racing International magazine for over three decades played a pivotal role in the growth of the sport—gaining global respect for his insightful sport coverage and the active role he played with the International Ski Federation. Black was a man of many talents: storyteller, outdoorsman, backpacker, passionate expert skier and top-notch journalist. Black passed away on February 25, 2017.
Shannon Dunn-Downing (Steamboat Springs, CO)
A dominant force in the early days of snowboard competition, Shannon Dunn-Downing won an ISF World Championship title, back-to-back US Open crowns and gold at the first X Games. She was the first American to win an Olympic snowboard medal in the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. She co-founded the nonprofit Boarding for Breast Cancer with Tina Basich, as well as developed one of the first snowboards designed specifically for women: the Shannon Dunn Pro Model.
Alan “Rusty” Gregory (Mammoth Lakes, California)
A passionate skier growing up in Southern California, Gregory left an NFL career to work at Mammoth Mountain, moving up from a lift worker to ultimately become CEO and an owner. He went on to head up Alterra Mountain Company and played a pivotal role in its early growth and development of the Ikon pass. He was a long-standing board member of the National Ski Areas Association and continues to serve as a trustee of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. He is also on the currently the chair of the Yosemite Conservancy.
Terry Kidwell (Tahoma, California)
Terry Kidwell, a legendary snowboard athlete dubbed the father of freestyle snowboarding, dominated competition before his sport made its Olympic debut, winning four halfpipe and three overall World Championship titles. It is due to many of his own pioneering efforts that the necessary elements of freestyle snowboard competition were created. A photo Tom Sims took during a film session of Terry flying off Soda Spring’s Wine Rock is still the most published photo in snowboard history.
Kent Kreitler (Sun Valley, Idaho)
A pioneer in the progression of his sport, Kent Kreitler is known as one of the most influential athletes in the early days of freeskiing. He was both a successful competitor and a big mountain filmer with over 100 first descents to his credit. He holds multiple freeskiing titles between 1993 and 2000, including X Games, national and world titles, slopestyle titles and prestigious judged awards on film performances. Recently Kreitler was the first inductee into the Teton Gravity Research Hall of Fame.
Phil McNichol (Revelstoke, British Columbia)
A dynamic ski coach, Phil McNichol led the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine team during one of its most successful period in history, helping boost athletes like Bode Miller, Daron Rahlves, Ted Ligety and others to success on the World Cup, World Championships and Olympics. In his tenure, seven different athletes gained podium or medal finishes, with the men’s team twice finishing second in the Nations Cup standings. McNichol is the creator of the Alpine Rockfest event, going on its fifth year.
CJ Mueller (Breckenridge, Colorado)
One of the dominant Americans in the pioneering days of speed skiing, CJ "Crazy John" Mueller was the first man internationally to eclipse 130 mph on skis and held three world records, won three events and was a top 10 finisher in his sport’s Olympic demonstration event. He capped off his career with a top speed of 137 mph and evolved speed skiing into the competition it is today.