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Awards and Recognition

Our club recognizes a Man and Woman of the Year each year.

Also, the Far West Ski Association each year recognizes the best club newsletters, web sites, and overall outstanding clubs, ... as well as naming a Safety Person of the year, History, the Environment, and other forms of recognition.

 

Mt. High Man & Woman of The Year

Each year our club recognizes two individuals by naming them Man and Woman of the Year. Some of them later went on to also win recognition as the NWSCC and/or FWSA Man & Woman of the year.

To nominate someone, please contact any of our current Board members listed on the Contacts page during January and February of each year.

Year

Man of the Year

Woman of the Year

2018

Bill King

Also won NWSCC

Man of the Year.

Debbi Kor

2017

Alan Bean

Nancy Pratt

2016

Steve Royce

Karen Michels

2015

Emilio Trampuz

Terry Swan

2014

Kurt Krueger

Nancy Pratt

2013

Bruce Kuper

Chris Brooks

2012

Bruce Ellison

Also won NWSCC

Man of the Year.

Debbi Kor

Also won NWSCC

Woman of the Year.

2011

Gary Gunderson

Also won NWSCC & FWSA Man of the Year

Sandi Dykstra

2010

Kurt Krueger

Diane Zhitlovsky

2009

Gordon Lusk

Marsha Cosgrove

2008

Jack Folliard

Elaine Bock

2007

Gary Stevenson

Also won NWSCC Man of the Year in 2008

Linda McGavin

Also won NWSCC Woman of the Year in 2011

2006

Gordon Lusk

Linda McGavin

2005

Terry White

Debbi Kor

Also won NWSCC

Woman of the Year.

2004

Emilio Trampuz

Also won NWSCC + FWSA Man of the Year

Debbi Kor

2003

Emilio Trampuz

Debbi Kor

Also won NWSCC

Woman of the Year.

2002

Emilio Trampuz

Debbi Kor

FWSA Awards

Each year at the annual Convention, the Far West Ski Association awards the best club newsletters, web sites, and overall outstanding clubs.

We submit our newsletter and web site for judging, and also submit an essay about our club. The results are:

Year

Lift Lines

newsletter

Mt. High web site

Outstanding club

       
2017

2nd

1st

Did not enter

2015 3rd 2nd 2nd

2014

1st

1st

1st

2013

2nd

1st

--
Did not
enter
this year
--

2012 1st 1st 1st
2011 1st 2nd --
2010 1st 3rd 1st
2009 2nd 1st --
2008 1st 1st 2nd
2007 -- -- 1st
2006 2nd 1st 1st
2005 1st 1st 1st
2004 N/A -- --
2003 2nd -- --
2002 3rd -- --

 

Other Awards

The list below might not be complete. Some of it is from memory, or from our old newsletters, and we may have missed some some of the awards or some people.

 

2017 FWSA Safety Person of the Year Award sponsored by Telluride.

Emilio Trampuz won for efforts to establish and mark two safety boundaries on Mt. Hood in an area west of Timberline known for skiers getting lost. See the Photos page on our web site.

 

2016 FWSA Hans Georg Award;

Debbi Kor won the award for for distinguished accomplishment and long-term contribution to skiing. This award is given to an individual or individuals who have contributed significant achievements to skiing, not necessarily organized skiing. It reflects a long term contribution (of at least 10 years) and is the highest award of the Far West Ski Association. Debbi Kor has been on the Mountain High Board in various positions for over 30 years, and has been the club President since 2014.  She has also been on the NWSCC Board for about 16 years, and has been the Far West Ski Association's VP of Marketing and Sponsorship for 14 years.

 

2016 FWSA Bill Berry Hard News Award.

Linda McGavin won recognition for Outstanding service to skiing by writers for the printed media in a hard article. For countless years she has edited and published the NWSCC Newsletter (distributed to 37 ski clubs in the Northwest). Also, she has edited and published NW Snowsporrts Guide (formerly known as the NW Skiers' Directory) for 32 years. Over the years, Linda has personally written dozens of articles for the Guide. For many years, she has been the Director of Communications for the NWSCC.

 

NW Skiers Directory Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Linda McGavin deserves such an award, even though it doesn't yet exist. Linda deserves recognition for a long list of accomplishments.

The following are just some examples:

 

1) Edited the annual NW Skiers' Directory for 32 years.

2) Edited the NWSCC Newsletter for many years.

3) Was a co-founder of the Plaza Ski Club.

4) Was a co-founder of the NWSCC.

5) Has volunteered for numerous charities, including the Oregon Cancer Ski Out and Ski to Defeat ALS.

... and the list goes on!!!

 

2014 Western Ski Heritage Award Emilio Trampuz won this award for preserving and popularizing the history of Mt. Hood, through articles, videos, and also by guiding history bike tours in the summer and history ski tours in the winter. This award is sponsored by Steamboat Resort, Colorado.

 

Emilio also won the J. Stanley Mulin award for outstanding contribution to the sport of skiing.

 

2013 FWSA Safety Person of the Year Award

Gordon Lusk won for his attention to safety issues at our PACRAT races.

This award is sponsored by Aspen/Snowmass in Colorado.

 

 

 

2007 FWSA President's Award

Debbi Kor won the award for her contribution to the Far West Ski Association as the VP of Marketing.

 

2006 FWSA Elisabeth "Shatzi" Wood Award, given to the Far West woman who has, through efforts in ski club, council, region, or national, made a decisive contribution to skiing.  Debbi Kor won this year.

 

2007 FWSA Safety Person of the Year Award sponosred by Aspen/Snowmass.

Emilio Trampuz won for his numerous articles advocating safety on the slopes, published in "Lift Lines" and on the Mt. High web site, and for promoting a Vision of Safer Skiing in the 21st Century. See the Vision page on our web site.

 

2007 FWSA President's Award

Mary Olhausen  won the award for her contribution to the Far West Ski Association. Mary was the NWSCC President at the time.

 

2008 FWSA Elisabeth "Shatzi" Wood Award, given to the Far West woman who has, through efforts in ski club, council, region, or national, made a decisive contribution to skiing.  Mary Olhausen won this year.

 

2005 FWSA Man of the Year Award.

Steve Coxen won in the final round of the competition. He was originally nominated by the Skiyente ski club.

 

2004 FWSA Hans Georg Award;

Steve Coxen won the award for distinguished accomplishment and long term contribution to skiing. Steve Coxen has been the FWSA President from 2000 - 2003, and was also the NWSCC President at the time.

 

2002 FWSA J. Stanley Mullin Award. Steve Coxen won this award for his outstanding contribution to the sport of skiing.

 

   

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