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Diane Boyer to be inducted into Snowsports Hall of Fame; gala is Oct. 14

Colorado Snowsports Museum
Special to the Daily

VAIL — One of the most important annual celebrations of the state's snowsports industry, the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame Induction Gala, is a unique opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with the men and women who have shaped the Colorado ski and snowboard industry.

In conjunction with the Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, Oct. 14, the Colorado Snowsports Museum this week will be profiling the five members of the Class of 2017 in the Vail Daily.

Diane Boyer

Born in Houston Diane Boyer discovered her passion for skiing at an early age, skiing with her parents at Bromley, Vermont, at the age of 4. But when Diane moved to Vail in 1977, she never looked back.

She is a passionate Colorado skier and outdoor enthusiast, actively promoting skiing for women and families through her company SKEA Ltd., and her involvement in SnowSports Industries America and the Colorado Snowsports Museum. The Boyer family founded SKEA in 1972, with Diane Boyer at the helm as president of the company since 1992, along with serving as designer and owner for more than 25 years.

From her home base in Vail, Boyer's Colorado and national industry influence are borne of her tenure on the SIA board of directors (1998-2009), including serving as the first female chair of SIA from 2005-2007.

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From 2005 to 2009, as board member and chair of the industry organization, Boyer's efforts to convince the SIA board of directors and Denver and Colorado constituencies to move the annual January trade show from Las Vegas to Denver were fundamentally important to the decision to make this significant move in 2009.

In addition, Boyer has served on the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum Board of Directors and executive committee from 2006 to the present.

If you go …

What: The Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame Induction Gala.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14.

Where: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, 715 W Lionshead Circle, Lionshead Village.

Cost: Individual general admission tickets are $225, reserved tickets are $325 and tables start at $3,250.

More information: For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame at http://www.skimuseum.net or call 970-476-1876.