Belleayre Hall of Fame inductees are announced

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Boston Culinary Group this week announced the 2009 inductees to the third annual Belleayre Hall of Fame. Judy Shiner, Bill Hornbeck and Carl Lumbaca have been named to have their portraits appear on the wall in Belleayre’s upper lodge alongside inductees from the past two years.
Shiner is a Big Indian resident who has been a long-time Belleayre supporter. In addition to her work on the Belleayre Conservatory Board of Directors, Shiner has also been instrumental in producing the annual Snowball for the past 15 years.
Hornbeck is founder and executive director of the Amateur Ski Instructors Association.
Lumbaca, a Phoenicia resident, is a long-time employee of the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which operates Belleayre.
These honorees are being recognized for their contributions to Belleayre Mountain as well as the sport of skiing as a whole. Some of these honorees, as well as past honorees, have spent a lifetime devoted to making Belleayre Mountain as successful as it is today, while others enjoyed success at Belleayre Mountain and went on to achieve success in the sport of skiing.
The class of 2007 includes: Art Draper, the first Superintendent of Belleayre Mountain; Dot Nebel, the first ski school director and designer of Belleayre’s original ski trails; Vincent Quinn, the owner of the first ski shop at Belleayre Mountain; Joe Kelly, the chairman of the board of the Belleayre Music Conservatory and founding member of the Coalition to Save Belleayre; Ralph Combe, assistant ski school director at Belleayre Mountain for decades; and Robert and Valerie Konefal, owners of the Pine Hill Arms and founders of the Pine Hill Arms Triathlon and Midweek Race Series.
The class of 2008 includes: ski coach Herbert Cytryn, ski shop owner James McGrath, former Belleayre Superintendent Robert Munro, and posthumously, Phyllis Litoff, a long-time supporter of the Belleayre Conservatory.
This years Hall of Fame dinner dance will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Overlook Lodge at Belleayre.
For more information contact Belleayre at 254-5600.