National Ski Hall of Fame

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National Ski Hall of Fame
National Ski Hall of Fame - side.JPG
Side view of building shows its ski jump shape
National Ski Hall of Fame is located in Michigan
National Ski Hall of Fame
General information
Coordinates 46°30′13″N 87°39′56″W / 46.503665°N 87.665598°W / 46.503665; -87.665598Coordinates: 46°30′13″N 87°39′56″W / 46.503665°N 87.665598°W / 46.503665; -87.665598

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the City of Ishpeming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States. Along with housing the Hall of Fame and Museum, the building includes a theater, library, gift shop, offices and ample storage space for archive material and collections.


Front view of building

In 1905, the National Ski Association, today known as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, was formed in Ishpeming.[1] The National Ski Association was formed during a meeting of ski clubs from Ishpeming, MI, Minneapolis, Red Wing, Minnesota, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.[1] Ispheming Ski Club founder Carl Tellefsen was its first president. For his contribution, he was the first person to be accorded Honored Membership in the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum in 1956.[2][3]

The Roland Palmedo Memorial Library, one of the largest research ski libraries in the United States is housed here. Roland Palmedo was a ski-sport builder and contributor for more than 50 years. He helped to organize the National Ski Patrol, the teacher certification program, and various early ski teams and clubs. He also edited two skiing books and developed one of the most extensive ski libraries in America. Following his death in 1977, his family donated his library to the National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum where it has become the nucleus for the Roland Palmedo Memorial Library.

Notable members of the Hall of Fame[edit]

Name Inducted
Charles "Minnie" Dole 1958
Roger Langley 1958
Sel Hannah 1968
Nancy Greene 1969
Dick Buek 1974
Tom Corcoran 1978
Joan Hannah 1978
Warren Miller 1978
Bob Beattie 1984[4]
David Bradley 1985
Picabo Street 2004
Jonny Moseley 2006
Glen Plake 2010
Shane McConkey 2010
Cary Adgate 2008
Stein Eriksen 2010
Tommy Moe 2003
Dave McCoy 1967
Bob Lange 2000
Andrea Mead Lawrence 1958
Everett Kircher 2007
H.William Kirschner 2001
Howard Head 1979
Daron Rahlves 2010


  1. ^ a b Baulch, Vivian M. (February 1, 2002). "Michigan's long history of ski jumping". The Detroit News. ISSN 1055-2715. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (2007). "USSA History". U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Archived from the original on April 12, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Alice; Morissette, Mary (June 2002). "Forefather: Carl Tellefsen". Skiing Heritage Journal 14 (2): 41. 
  4. ^ "Robert Beattie". National Ski Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  • Boyum, Burt; LaFreniere, Jamie (2003). The Ishpeming Ski Club: Over a Century of Skiing. Ishpeming, MI: US National Ski and Hall of Fame Museum. 

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