Former Ski & Snowboard Club Vail director Aldo Radamus will be inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Oct. 1
September 10, 2016
VAIL — A Vail snow sports icon will be honored with the state's highest form of snow sports recognition on Oct. 1. Aldo Radamus is among this year's inductees to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. The celebration will take place in conjunction with the Hall of Fame's annual Induction Gala, scheduled for the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.
Each year, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame honors individuals and organizations who have played significant roles in the development and promotion of skiing and snowboarding throughout the state of Colorado, with inductees nominated and selected based on their contributions in categories including athlete, sport builder, inspirational and pioneer.
"Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest Colorado snow sports honor that can be bestowed on an individual," Susie Tjossem, Director of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, said. "This evening is always a very special occasion for all of our inductees."
Radamus has been a leader in the ski and snowboard competition arena for more than 30 years, holding key management roles in numerous governing bodies that oversee the sport of ski racing. As a ski coach, he served five tours in varying capacities with the U.S. Ski Team, most notably as head women's slalom and giant slalom coach at the 1985 World Championships.
Under his leadership, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail entered into a partnership with Vail Resorts to build and operate the world's leading early season training venue at Golden Peak, with private funding responsible for the purchase of the state-of-the-art snowmaking system. That training facility today is used by ski teams from around the world. Radamus also spearheaded the first dedicated public school snow sports academy in North America, the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, in Minturn.
In addition to Radamus, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2016 includes the late Bob Craig, renowned alpinist, director of the Aspen Institute and founder of the Keystone Policy Center; Steamboat Springs' Olympic and X Games snowboarding medalist Shannon Dunn-Downing; 10th Mountain Division veteran and Silver Star winner Hugh Evans of Boulder; U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined star and six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick of Steamboat; and Denver's Charles Smith, a pioneer in engaging Colorado's minority ski community.
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The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame is managed by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum. Located atop the Vail Village Parking Structure, the museum is a trove of ski history and heritage, with its six themed galleries displaying artifacts, narratives and film documentaries that entertain and educate visitors of all ages. For additional information on the Colorado & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame, visit http://www.skimuseum.net.