Three Utahns and an Idaho orthodontist who created Smith goggles were inducted Thursday into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame.
The inductees were:
• LeRoy Schultz, a mechanical engineer from Salt Lake City who worked with the U.S. Forest Service and the American Standards Institute for a half century to improve ski-lift safety in the United States and Canada.
• Alan Schoenberger, a professional skier and dancer from Salt Lake City who fused dance, theater and "hot-dog" skiing to help build interest in freestyle skiing.
• Dean Perkins, of Ogden and Sun Valley, who won numerous downhill and giant slalom racing titles in the 1950s before running a ski shop in Ogden and starting what became the Ogden Standard-Examiner Ski School.
• The late Robert Smith, who developed the "Thermopane" goggle concept that led to Smith Goggles Co. becoming a leading seller nationally.
The Hall of Fame is based at the Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah Olympic Park outside of Park City. Established in 2002, it now has 58 members.