Hall of Fame


Help us Recognize and Honor
the 1st Class of Inductees in December 2020!


The Hall of Fame (HOF) is an essential part of the museum's mission to recognize those who worked hard to establish West Virginia snow sports from the beginning in 1951 on Cabin Mountain in the Canaan Valley until modern-day at snow sport locations such as Snowshoe, Winterplace, Oglebay, Canaan Valley Resort, White Grass, and Timberline Mountain. The HOF will also recognize those who created, operated, and worked at those "lost" ski areas of the past. 

The Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia is seeking nominations for individuals who deserve to be enshrined in the first class. We ask that nominations follow the guidelines below. 


  • You can submit the form electronically with documentation of the individual's snow sports biography.

  • You can also download and print the nomination form then mail it along with supporting documentation.

  • The Deadline for the class of 2020 is October 31, 2020.

  • The HOF committee will submit recommendations of inductees to the Snow Sports Museum's Board of Directors for final consideration at its regular November meeting.

  • Those selected for the class of 2020 or the family of those being recognized posthumously will be notified later in November.

  • There will be a recognition ceremony or banquet in December if permitted by COVID-19 restrictions. 

Guidelines for Nominating an Individual to the Hall of Fame

Qualifications for Nomination
The nominee must have received recognition as a significant achiever in snow sports in West Virginia. They should be currently or have been actively engaged in the development, promotion, and preservation of skiing or snowboarding across West Virginia. They should qualify in two or more of the categories: 

  • Area Operations and/or Management or Development Competition -
    competitor, official, judge, course worker, sponsor, organizer

  • Government - official or employee related to snow sports

  • Innovation - inventors, innovators, etc.

  • Instruction - directors, instructors, coaches, distinguished themselves statewide

  • Media Leaders - editors, reporters, authors, creators in all media-related positions

  • Military - service in the military pertaining to skiing or snow sports

  • Organizers/leaders - club, council, federation, associations

  • Ski Patrol - individuals who have distinguished themselves statewide

  • SnowSports Industry - sales/rental and suppliers and organizers]

  • Special Olympics - snow sports contenders, sponsors, guides, equipment, coaches

  • Other - other snow sports activities not listed above


Required Background Information

  • Biographical sketch that describes the categories in which the person is being nominated and the activities in each category for which the person is being nominated

  • Names of individuals submitting letters of nomination ( two letters of nomination encouraged)

  • A photograph of the nominee 

Share Your West Virginia Snow Sports Story with the Museum! 

Our Mission

To document and preserve
West Virginia's Snow Sports History.


Our Vision

West Virginia's Snow Sports History available online and at a physical museum and archive, preserving this history to enhance the future.

We Need Your Support Today!

Snow Sports Museum
of West Virginia

We need your help to tell these stories.  Support us by becoming a member, attend an event, send us photographs, stories, and other memorabilia.

Email: wvsnowsportsmuseum@gmail.com

Phone:  334.663.1172

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