Project Update-Visit to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame
Last week, I had the great opportunity to venture to Ishpeming, MI and pay a visit to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. A huge thanks to Tom West and Bob Hendrickson for supporting the documentary and my research efforts. A key focus of my visit was to view the outstanding John Jay collection that spans an amazing 50 decades of skiing. We are hopeful that we will be able to include some of John Jay’s classic footage along with images from Dick Barrymore, Summit Films, Joe Jay Jalbert, Barry Stott, Vail, Sun Valley, Waterville Valley, skiers personal collections and hopefully the classic film of the ‘74 tour, Winter Equinox. I couldn’t be more delighted to showcase some of the greatest images of the early days of freestyle as those who created and shaped the sport tell the story of the birth of a sport in America.
It was also an honor to help support the Hall’s preparation to pay tribute to freestyle pioneer and ski icon, Wayne Wong’s upcoming induction into the Hall of Fame. What better way to work on “Dog Days” then to be back in my home state, being surrounded by an amazing collection of ski history and nice folks to support my efforts and get to eat Pastys. Hope I will be able to return again some day soon!
Congratulations Wayne!! Amazing Cover shot by Scott Nelson (1972)