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Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame honors Ann Eggers

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VAIL — A lifetime's worth of dedication and commitment to preserving the heritage of Colorado skiing and snowboarding will be recognized Oct. 1, when Vail's Ann Eggers is presented with the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award will be presented in conjunction with the organization's Hall of Fame Induction Gala, hosted at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa. The Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum.

"Ann Eggers has truly been an integral part of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum since the mid-1980s," Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum Executive Director Susie Tjossem said. "We are extremely proud to be able to honor her with this award and thank her for all of her years of dedicated service."

In 1985, Eggers responded to an ad in The Vail Trail for volunteers for the Colorado Ski Museum. The initial commitment was one day a month. Twenty-eight years later, as a result of her extensive service to the organization, she was selected as a member of the museum's board of directors, ending her involvement as a member of the organization's advisory committee in 2013.

During her tenure, Eggers touched virtually every segment of the day-to-day operation of both the museum and the hall of fame, while also heading up major fundraising events, including the golf and tennis tournaments and the Beaver Creek Home Tour. In 1992, she helped move the museum from the original location near the main Vail roundabout to its current site on the third level of the Vail Village Parking Structure.

In addition to her work with the Ski and Snowboard Museum, Eggers also oversaw the Vail Mountain Welcome Tours as a ski guide for 10 years, while also conducting the quality assurance inspections for all Eagle County rental units as a staff member of the Vail Valley Partnership.

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Other Award Recipients

The 2016 award recipients also include: the Hot Sulphur Springs Winter Sports Club (Top of the Hill Award); Lindsey Vonn (Competitor of the Year Award); the University of Colorado's Mads Strom and the University of Denver's Kristine Haugen (Collegiate Skiers of the Year Awards); and the University of Denver's Jamie Stanton (Adaptive Athlete of the Year Award).

Tickets are available for the Hall of Fame Induction Gala through Sunday, with individual tickets priced at $225, while tables of ten are available, starting at $3,250.

To purchase tickets or for more information, email hofgala@gmail.com, visit the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum website at http://www.skimuseum.net or call 970-476-1876. Celebrating the heart and soul of the state's ski and snowboard industry, all proceeds from the Hall of Fame Gala benefit the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum.

For more information on the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame or the Hall of Fame Gala, call 970-476-1876 or go to http://www.skimuseum.net.