Ski and snowboard stars will be showcased February 15 as the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame collaborate on a Meet the Hall of Famers webinar. The online Q&A will feature athletes and sport builders who will be honored with induction into the Hall of Fame in March, moderated by Hall of Famer Dan Egan.
The program is a part of NASJA’s ongoing professional development series. NASJA is a longstanding professional organization representing ski and snowboard journalists and communicators. The 75-minute is open to NASJA members and the public at large, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (4 pm PT/5 pm MT) on Wednesday, February 15.
The Hall of Fame will induct 18 new honored members in ceremonies March 24-25 in Big Sky, MT. The induction will include both the current class of 2022, plus past classes whose inductions were delayed due to the pandemic.
The Q&A will bring together some great names in skiing and snowboarding including pioneering athletes, coaches and sport builders. It will be hosted by Dan Egan, a member of the Hall of Fame’s class of 2016 along with brother John. He will also be the emcee for the induction ceremonies in Big Sky.
No advance registration is necessary for NASJA’s Meet the Hall of Famers. All are welcome to join.
Zoom Meeting Link
For more information on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and its 2023 induction, go to skihall.com.
PARTICIPATING HALL OF FAMERS
Tina Basich (Nevada City, CA) – A renaissance woman, she was one of the most influential pioneers and ambassadors in snowboarding, helping put women’s snowboarding on the map, spearheading both snowboarding as well as action sports.
Shannon Dunn-Downing (Steamboat Springs, CO) – A dominant force in the early days of snowboarding, she won a World Championship title, back-to-back U.S. Open crowns, gold at the first X-Games and the first U.S. medal at snowboarding’s 1998 Olympic debut.
John Eaves (Calgary, Alberta) – The multi-talented ‘Eaveman’ elevated freestyle skiing, winning 42 titles across all events and soaring as a Bond stuntman (View to a Kill), a Bogner star, filmmaker, musician, and coach.
Mike Hattrup (Ketchum, ID) – After an injury kept him off the international moguls tour, a starring appearance in the legendary 1988 film Blizzard of Aaahs launched him into a long career as a filmer, mountain guide and equipment industry pioneer.
Kent Kreitler (Sun Valley, ID) – A pioneer in the progression of his sport, he Is known as one of the most influential athletes in the early days of freeskiing, both as a successful competitor and a big mountain filmer, with over 100 first descents to his credit.
Phil McNichol (Park City, UT) – Led the men’s U.S. Alpine Ski Team during its most successful period in history, helping boost athletes like Bode Miller, Daron Rahlves, Ted Ligety and others to success at the World Cup, World Championships and Olympics.
CJ Mueller (Breckenridge, CO) – One of the dominant Americans in the pioneering days of speed skiing, he was the first man internationally to eclipse 130 mph on skis and held three world records, capping off his career with a top speed of 137 mph.
Jan Reynolds (Stowe, VT) – Crisscrossing the globe to shatter the glass summit, she earned widespread acclaim for fast-and-light, record-setting adventures, sparking the first backcountry explosion on edged cross country skis as the first The North Face pro skier.
Alan Schoenberger (Park City, UT) – Mixing skis dance and technique, Alan Schoenberger defined ballet as a World Champion, then innovated indoors for over four decades as an unrivaled performer, educator, coach.