Bernie Weichsel - Ambassador
Bernie Weichsel first strapped on skis at the age of four, barreling down the slopes of Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills of New York. The son of immigrant parents, Weichsel was born in NYC. Bernie’s first love is skiing &his second is organizing/producing activities, events, and promotions. His company, BEWI Productions, Inc., owns and produces Ski & Snowboard Expos held in Denver, Boston each fall. He has been involved with the N.E. Ski Museum, & the International Ski History Association. Most importantly, Bernie served as Chair of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame (2009 to 2014). His “Big Idea” was to merge the Skiing History Week of ISHA with the HOF Induction ceremony to become one event enjoyed at different ski resort destinations across the country. Combining Skiing History Week and the annual Induction Ceremony created an event that now attracts over 500 people annually. BTW, that’s Bernie on the left of the photo raising his poles in fun.