Brothers Dan and John Egan were discovered in 1978, ripping down the trails of Sugarbush, in Warren, VT. The pair, natives of Massachusetts, appeared in more than a dozen Warren Miller films over the years, and have cemented their place in history as pioneers of extreme skiing, skiing in some of the most remote reaches of the world. In fact, no one has appeared in more Warren Miller films than the Egan brothers, affectionately referred to as the "siamese twins of skiing".
Both brothers are still extremely connected to the mountains...Dan through his work covering skiing for a number of publications and outlets, and through his own business Egan Media. John has taken up tenure at Sugarbush Resort as the Chief Recreation Officer, hosting clinics, demos, and speaking to groups visiting the mountain where he and his brother were first discovered.
The pair are two of nine inductees into the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2016. While the Hall of Fame is based in Ishpeming, Michigan, the ceremony is part of Snowsport History Week, at Stowe Mountain Resort. Parties, awards, and on-snow gatherings pack the schedule from Wednesday, April 5th through Sunday, April 9th, but the grand event is the induction ceremony, where the group will be honored for their respective impacts on the sport.
Alps & Meters is proud to be a sponsor of Snowsport History Week, and will be popping up all week in the Oak Room at Stowe Mountain Lodge. Stop by to chat with Alps & Meters Founder Lou Joseph or to shop the F/W '16 Collection before spring arrives in earnest.