April 3, 2009
Olympic medalist and Steamboat Springs resident Nelson Carmichael is being inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame this weekend. Carmichael, who moved to Steamboat when he was 11 years old, will be one of four skiers inducted during a ceremony in Park City, Utah.
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Only once did Marie Carmichael detect the ambition that made her son Nelson a two-time World Cup moguls season champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. "He was in about ninth or 10th grade, and I was cleaning his room," she said. "I found a note he had written. It said, 'I want to be among the top five skiers in the world.'"