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Four inducted into W.Va. Ski Industry Hall of Fame

West Virginia Ski Industry Hall of Fame Inductees for 2024 are (from left to right) David Cline, Debbie Cline, Steve Drumheller, and Mark Poore.

By Joe Stevens, Jul 6, 2024

The Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia inducted four new members into the West Virginia Ski Industry Hall of Fame on Sunday, June 16, at a ceremony held in Canaan Valley.

This year’s four inductees include four ski industry veterans, Debbie Cline, Steve Drumheller, Dave Cline, and Mark Poore. The quartet join the already inducted 32 members of the Hall of Fame.

Debbie Cline, of Pocahontas County, has been involved in the state’s ski industry for over fourdecades, serving most recently as the general manager of the Ski Barn ski shops throughout West Virginia.

“Debbie’s infl uence in the industry was up front and personal. Debbie is truly one of the unsung heroes of the industry and has helped to grow it to where it is today,” said Kim Williams, president of the Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia, the entity that oversees the Hall of Fame.

Dave Cline, of Ohio County, is synonymous with Ski Patrolling and Resort Safety in West Virginia. Over the years, Dave has introduced, trained, coached, positively impacted, andgotten to know just about every ski patroller in the state.

As a long-standing fixture at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Dave was an early recipient of a National Ski Patrol Appointment award.

“Seriously, the majority of the ski patrollers in West Virginia have probably been in a clinic headed up by Dave, and that means every skier and snowboarder has benefited from his safety knowledge,” Williams said.

Drumheller, of Tucker County, has had his hand in promoting the state’s ski industry since the mid-1980s, working at Canaan Valley Resort, Silver Creek, Snowshoe Mountain, and Timberline in sales and marketing positions.

“We have been fortunate to have industry officials like Steve, working hard to get folks to come to West Virginia to ski and snowboard. He is probably responsible for bringing millions to the Mountain State,” added Williams.

Poore, of Pocahontas County, has skied every trail in West Virginia. Mark has been a ski instructor, ski race team director and ski patroller at Snowshoe Mountain, Silver Creek and Canaan Valley, also arriving in West Virginia in the mid-’80s.

“Mark has probably spent more time on West Virginia snow than anyone I know. He was one of those folks who did their best to make everyone’s visit, the best it could be, every time out,”Williams explained.

For information on all 36 members of the West Virginia Ski Industry Hall of Fame, visit theSnow Sports of Museum of West Virginia on Route 32 in Canaan Valley or check out


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