Trygve Myhren to join Vail’s Ski Hall of Fame
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a six-part series about this year’s inductees to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. VAIL, Colorado – The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame is inducting six new members in November – Horst Abraham, Jake Burton Carpenter, Ernst Constam, Harry Frampton, Trygve Myhren and Sandy Treat.The new inductees will join a group of Hall of Fame snowsports visionaries who have made significant contributions to snowsports in Colorado. They will be honored during the 34th annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Saturday at the Westin Westminster in Westminster.Trygve Myhren has had an extraordinary impact on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team over the past 15 years. His leadership, advocacy and influence helped secure the future of competitive disabled skiing and the international success of U.S. disabled athletes. In the process, Myhren has also enhanced Colorado’s reputation as the national center for disabled athletes to work, train and play.Prior to 1995, the U.S. Disabled Ski Team was challenged by uncertain and limited financial support, sponsorship, and recognition. Myhren was instrumental in making Paralympic skiing the first adaptive sport to be fully integrated into the programs of the Olympics. He also helped to launch “SkiTAM” in 1995, which continues to be a fundraising powerhouse and has been a source of substantial support to the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.In recognition of his skiing contributions, Myhren was named Chef de Mission by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the U.S. delegation to the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy. His leadership in Torino distinguished skiing and Colorado. Throughout past 15 years, Myhren has continually supported disabled athletes, from average citizens to Olympians.
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