Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – This weekend is the annual Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend at the the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming.
This year’s group of inductees is as diverse and interesting as any ever brought into the Hall of Fame, and two of them joined The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike for a fascinating interview about their careers in the sport.
Joe Jay Jalbert, an accomplished ski racer and ski film producer is from Huntington, NY.
Jalbert’s film career began as a production assistant and ski double for Robert Redford in the 1969 classic film “Downhill Racer.”
His innovative production techniques combined with enterprising distribution methodology has made him one of the most sought-after ski film producers for more than four decades.
Aspen, CO native John Clendenin was one of the early pioneers of freestyle skiing.
One of the sport’s early stars, he founded the International Freestyle Skiers Association in 1973 and won World Championship titles in 1973 and 1974.
He also appeared in a host of ski films from Jalbert as well as Dick Barrymore and Greg Stump.
The weekend includes the annual National Ski Jumpers Reunion and golf outing at the Wawanowin Golf Club.