ISHPEMING — If you like movies, skiing, and skiing in movies, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame has you covered.
Every Saturday through March, they’ll be showing a film that involves skiing. The films are a mixture of documentaries and fictional narratives and date from the ’30s to the ’80s.
“It’s quite a variety, showing ski racing and ski competition, fictional stories that are just entertaining and others capturing big-mountain skiing as it was done in the early years that people seem to see in a lot of films today,” U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame president Tom West said. “There’s a broad variety of films.”
Each film to be shown has won the Jerry Award, named after Jerry Simon, who was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.
“Jerry, actually, was more involved in the ski industry; he didn’t ski until he got involved in the ski industry and then just totally loved it,” West said. “[He] did a lot to promote skiing in a variety of ways, for the manufacturers, the retailers, the resorts and actually started the international film series and film awards.”
The feature this Saturday is “Legends of American Skiing”. The features run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and there’s no charge.
A full list of the films that will be shown can be found on the Hall of Fame’s website.