Steve McKinney, the first person to ever break the 200 km/h barrier on skis, will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame this spring at the mountain where he grew up. McKinney, who died in a tragic car accident in 1990 at the age of 37, will join seven other inductees that will be honored at Squaw Valley April 12-15, 2018 during the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and the Snowsport History Celebration.
Joining McKinney are freestyle icon “Airborne” Eddie Ferguson, freestyle’s somersault king Herman Goellner and legendary cross-country coach Marty Hall. Also included are two of the most accomplished ski mountaineers alive – twin brothers Mike and Steve Marolt. Rounding out the Class of 2017 is the local motor sport and snowboard pioneer Shaun Palmer, and Thom Weisel a passionate fund raiser for the U.S. Ski Team whose work over four decades helped to bring home more than 200 Olympic and World Championship medals.
This year’s Class of 2017 Inductees was announced at the Hall of Fame in the Upper Peninsula town of Ishpeming Michigan on Sept. 15. More details and tickets for the April, 14, 2018 induction will be available at SnowsportHistory.com in October.