In 1957, Chuck Perkins (Delta Nu/Vermont 1954) took his wife Jann to the top of the Mad River Glen Ski Area in Waitsfield, VT, and it’s one of their earliest memories as a couple.
Now, they’ve been married for 67 years, and their latest ski adventure will take them to the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum in Ishpeming, MI. The site will be renamed the “Charles N. and Janet B. Perkins Building | Home of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Museum” in their honor in perpetuity and is accompanied by a bronze sculpture of the couple commissioned in 2021 by famed sculptor George Lundeen and his partner Joey Bainer.
In 1963, Chuck and Jann opened a small store to sell ski clothing in South Burlington, VT, and named it The Alpine Shop. Skiing has always been their vocation and avocation and the store is now over 60 years old. This iconic ski shop remains one of the oldest and largest still in existence in the United States. Though Chuck and Jann have retired and sold the business, they remain two well-known ski dignitaries in the Snowsport community.
Chuck and Jann were previously inducted into the New England Ski Representative Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame in 2017.
In March 2024, Chuck and Jann will be inducted into the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.
Congratulations and best wishes!
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