Whistler Mountain Ski Club FIS Coach Hilary Lindh heads a distinguished group of four soon to enter the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. Lindh of Juneau, Alaska was just 14 when she was named to the US Development Team. By 16, she had become the first American to win a World Junior Championships downhill title. She represented the U.S. in three Olympic Games and won the downhill silver medal at the 1992 Games in Albertville, France. In 1994, she won the 100th World Cup race by an American skier, one of three World Cup victories during her career. She was the only American to win a medal at the 1997 World Championships, capturing the women's downhill title in Sestriere, Italy. Lindh, who retired after the 1997 season, resides in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada and coaches with the Whistler Mountain Ski Club.
The class of 2005 brings the total to 346 skiing legends recognized in the US National Ski Hall of Fame. Election follows a lengthy nomination, selection and finally a voting process involving 75 ski experts from coast to coast. Induction Ceremonies will be Friday, April 28, 2006 in Ishpeming, Michigan, recognized as the birthplace of organized skiing in America and home to the US National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum. For details contact www.skihall.com.