VAIL - The International Skiing History Association (ISHA) and The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame (HALL) will present the 2013 Skiing Heritage Week in Vail from April 8-14, 2013. Since opening in 1962, Vail has witnessed many great milestones in the growth of skiing and snowboarding, from competitions to on-mountain development. This year's event, "50 Years of Mountain Fun and Memories," is a special celebration of the 50th anniversary season of Vail."We are so happy to bring this exceptional event to Vail," said Bernie Weichsel, chairman of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. "Vail is where millions of skiers and snowboarders have experienced the joy and camaraderie of being in the mountains in the winter. We want locals and visitors alike to be part of this very special week of mountain fun and memories."The week-long gathering will be full of skiing and snowboarding, parties and entertainment, reunions, film viewings and more. A number of special events will take place throughout the week, including the ISHA Awards Banquet for ski writers and filmmakers and the third annual Ishpeming International Film Festival of classic ski films. The week's highlight will be the Hall of Fame's Annual Induction Ceremony on April 13, where six ski and snowboard legends will be inducted into the hall of fame. Inductees include: Wayne Wong, Jeremy Bloom, Kirsten Clark, Craig Kelly, Horst Abraham and Hans Geier. The evening will also include a special tribute to the "Pioneers of Professional Ski Racing."Tickets are required for most events, except the Film Festival, which is free to all. To see a schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit www.SkiHall.org/Vail. All registered Skiing Heritage Week participants will receive special rates on lodging and lift tickets.
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