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Vail Valley residents nominated for ski Hall

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Two Vail Valley residents have been nominated for the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Harry Frampton and Sandy Treat are among 24 nominees who may be inducted into the hall of fame this year, a recognition for those who have been pioneers and industry builders in the Colorado snowsports world.

Of the nominees, five will be chosen in May by the voting board, which is made up of hall of fame members, the museum board, advisory members and representatives from each of Colorado’s ski resorts.

“The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame has been here for over 30 years,” said Justin Henderson, curator of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum. “It includes people from early pioneers of skiing to industry leaders and Olympic athletes.”

Induction into the Hall of Fame would put the two men alongside other well-known names such as Pete Seibert, Earl Eaton, Jimmy Heuga, Howard Head, Warren Miller, Richard Steadman, “Sarge” Brown, Pepi Gramshammer and Dick Hauserman.

Vail resident Harry Frampton is credited with making the decision to replace Vail’s aging lifts with high-speed lifts while he was president of Vail Associates, as well as bringing the World Alpine Ski Championships to Vail in 1989 and 1999. Frampton started the real estate company East West Partners, which develops properties in Vail, Beaver Creek, Summit County, Denver, Lake Tahoe and Deer Valley.

Frampton is also involved with the Vail Valley Foundation board, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team board of directors, and has been named both Vail and Beaver Creek citizen of the year.

Sandy Treat is an Edwards resident and longtime local who was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. He trained at Camp Hale and instructed the ski troops, teaching them how to cross-country ski and navigate trees wearing 90-pound packs.

His contributions to Vail include helping run the mountain as mountain operations manager and helping the Jimmy Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis through financial troubles as a board member.

Treat was an accomplished skier in the Masters categories until a crash last year in which he lost an eye. Now he is involved in Foresight Ski Guides for visually impaired and blind skiers.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or

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