Vail Valley’s Treat to join Hall of Fame
Editor’s note: This is the fourth 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 Nov. 6 at the Westin Westminster in Westminster.Long before Sandy Treat moved with his family to Colorado, he became part of the storied history of skiing in the state, along with that of this country. Treat volunteered for the 10th Mountain Division, and trained at Camp Hale. Not only did he train, but as an experienced skier, he also instructed fellow troops.More than 40 years after his service to the country, Treat moved back to Colorado in 1986 and has remained one of the most dominant male masters skiers of his class in the Rocky Mountain region. Along with his on-snow accomplishments, Treat has been a major part of the skiing community through his work to help others in the sport, as well as promoting the Vail Valley and the state of Colorado as ski destinations.Treat has held many board and volunteer positions at local organizations, including assisting at the 1989 World Ski Championships, chairman of the Jimmie Heuga Center, board member of the Vail Rotary Club, and Colorado Masters Ski Racing.Treat currently speaks weekly at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum about his Camp Hale experiences and funds the Rocky Mountain Masters races.