Industry News 11/9/2006

U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Host Induction Ceremonies During SIA.07

U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Host Induction Ceremonies During SIA.07

McLean, VA (November 9, 2006) – The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that they will host their Induction Ceremony at the SIA.07 SnowSports Trade Show for the first time. Jonny Moseley, Julie Parisien and Trace Worthington will all be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremonial breakfast on January 24, 2007. In addition, a reception in their honor will take place the Opening Night of SIA.07, Monday, January 22nd.

Jonny Moseley, Olympic Champion freestyle skier; Julie Parisien, Olympic silver medalist and outstanding all-round skier at the World Cup level; and Trace Worthington, the “Ace” of freestyle skiing in the 1990’s will all be present in Las Vegas during the SIA Show.

Since its inception in 1954 the National Hall of Fame has held the induction of honored members in Ishpeming, Michigan, the birthplace of organized skiing in America and the home of the Hall of Fame. “Moving this event to Las Vegas recognizes the importance of the SIA SnowSports Trade Show and is an opportunity for everyone in the ski and snowboarding community to witness the presentation of our highest and most permanent honor to the truly outstanding competitors from our sport,” said Tom West, president and CEO of the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

“We are very excited to be working with the Hall of Fame and hosting the Induction ceremony at our Show,” said SIA President David Ingemie. “Not only do we have the opportunity to recognize these athletes that have made great contributions to our industry; but this event also helps us achieve our goal to position the SIA Show as the ultimate gathering place for the entire snow sports industry.”

For those persons wishing to attend the Induction Ceremony on January 24th, please contact the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame at (906) 485-6323 or by email: administrator@skihall.comto secure your tickets. Attendance for the SIA-sponsored reception on Monday, January 22nd is free and all SIA attendees are welcome to attend. For more information on this event and the SIA.07 Show, log onto www.snowsports.org.

The SIA SnowSports Trade Show is the largest sports specific trade show for the industry. Snow sports manufacturers, distributors, buyers, sales representatives, press/media, industry professionals and athletes convene in Las Vegas to preview the future year's products for ski, snowboard, Nordic, snowshoe, telemark, fashion and accessories. The SIA.07 SnowSports Trade Show will take place January 22-25, 2007, at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Media can log onto www.snowsports.orgor contact Alicia Allen of SIA at 703/506-4214 or at aallen@thesnowtrade.org or Lori Crabtree at Stanwood & Partners Public Relations at 307/690-6427 or by email at lcrabtree@wyoming.com.