Kevin Delaney - Athlete - 2003
Kevin Delaney, a Boulder native, is a snowboard pioneer who led his family into the sport in 1980 and continued to improve and promote the fledgling sport until it gained the wide acceptance and popularity it enjoys today. In 1986 he moved to Telluride and started the area’s first snowboarding instruction program.In 1988 he won the overall title at the U.S. National Snowboarding Championship held at Crested Butte. The following winter Kevin moved to Vail and began designing and manufacturing new asymmetrical snowboards that performed better in racing competition. These boards went on to win national and international titles for their riders.Kevin won the 1992 U.S. Professional Men’s Super-G Championship and was the 1992 NASTAR national pacesetter for snowboarders. In 1993 he won the first International Snowboarding Federation (ISF) Two Year World Championship overall title. This first World Championship Snowboarding event was held in Austria and included 250 athletes representing 15 countries.Kevin has been a director of the Delaney Adult Snowboard Camps, a coach of the Aspen Snowboard team, and was the color commentator for snowboarding at the 2002 Utah Olympic Winter Games and at other televised snowboarding events.