We’re so excited to announce that our President David Ingemie will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame next April. He received an overwhelming number of votes, and with all of the work David has done over the years to promote and grow snow sports, we think there could not be a more deserving person to be elected to the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
David began his career at the age of 13, working in his local ski shop, the Ski Barn, in Fitchburg, MA. Eventually, he moved on to become Marketing Director at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA, and then was tapped to become Executive Director of New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley Association. In 1976, SIA’s president, Doc DesRoches, convinced David to join SIA as Director of Marketing, and the SIA Board of Directors promoted him to president when Doc retired in 1981.
“My whole career I’ve worked with wonderful people,” David commented last week after his induction was announced. “We were able to accomplish what we did because we were working together. Whether it was at Wachusett, Mt. Washington Valley or SIA, there has always been a supportive, tight knit group of people working to achieve a common goal and sharing the same passion for the job. I’m very much appreciative for the honor of being involved with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, and I’m looking forward to the ceremonies next year.”
Joining David in the Class of 2015 are freestyle skiing world champions Genia Fuller and Bob Salerno; veteran magazine publisher Henry Kaiser; Olympic snowboarding medalist Chris Klug; adaptive skiing innovator Jim Martinson, and the late Edgar Stern who developed Deer Valley Resort.
The induction of the Class of 2015 will take place on April 9, 2016 at Aspen’s St. Regis Aspen Resort. The class will also be formally enshrined into the Hall of Fame in September 2016 in Ishpeming, MI, the home of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at a pre-induction reception October 23 in Aspen.
“Each member of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was a remarkable leader as an athlete or sport builder,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Chairman Tom Kelly. “So much of what all of us enjoy in our sport today has emanated from the outstanding honored members of the Hall of Fame.”
Read more about the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2015, and for more information, visit the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame website. Read more about David Ingemie’s career in this Snow Source blog post about his NSAA Lifetime Achievement Award last spring.