Meet Vail Ski Hall of Fame inductee Dave Scott |

Meet Vail Ski Hall of Fame inductee Dave Scott

Vail Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyDave Scott, chairman of the board of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum in Vail, bought Chivers Sports, one of the oldest ski retail shops in Colorado, in 1974

VAIL – The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in Vail, Colorado will induct six new members at a gala on Nov. 7 in Denver. The inductees are Freda Langell Nieters, Vladimir Peter ‘Spider’ Sabich, David Scott, Ann Taylor, Otto Tschudi, and Otto Werlin. All were inducted for making significant contributions to snow sports in Colorado.The Vail Daily will publish bios of each inductee between now and the induction gala. For the other bios, see

David Scott, began racing in the Poconos at age 11, in 1953. Junior racing took him throughout New England. He landed at Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., where he was named captain of the ski team during his final two years. That led to the ski team at University of Colorado in Boulder, beginning a lifelong connection with Colorado skiing.Beginning in 1965, Scott began coaching young racers. He soon coached the Eastern Junior National Team and became chairman of the USSA Coaches Association. In 1971 Scott returned to Colorado as director of racing for AMF/Head in Boulder, moving up to product manager the following year. In 1974, with his wife Gretchen, he bought Chivers Sports, one of the oldest ski retail shops in Colorado. The Scotts expanded the business and by 1982 set up an import and wholesale division, Sports Distribution Co., to market Blizzard skis, Koflach boots, LaCroix skis and Nevica skiwear. In 1989 the Scotts sold the shop to Christy Sports. They continued to import high-tech ski products, pioneering the Snowell robotic ski tuning machine.Scott joined the board of directors of the Colorado Ski Museum in 2004, and functioned during a critical period as the museum’s acting executive director. Today he serves as chairman of the board.The 33rd annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Gala is Nov. 7 at the Denver Marriott City Center. For details call 970-476-1876 or visit

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