Awards

Jim Marshall Award

This is a presentation of a personal gift by Rab and Olive Marshall from a trust in memory of Jim Marshall, who did not live long enough to give back to recreational skiing the joy he experienced in the sport. The recipient of the Award is chosen annually by the CWSAA Board of Directors, with input provided by the past chairmen of the association. The recipient is recognized for his skills and dedication to his chosen profession and has made meaningful contribution to the sport of recreational skiing.

Winners

  • 2016 Jamie Tattersfield
  • 2015 Tom Prentice
  • 2014 Norman Duncan
  • 2013 Peter Gibson
  • 2012 David Gibson
  • 2011 Warren Sparks
  • 2010 Don Muirhead
  • 2009 Doug Foresth
  • 2008 Lawrence Blouin
  • 2007 Bob Hall
  • 2006 Lorraine Martinek
  • 2005 Ken Graves
  • 2004 Fred Bosinger
  • 2003 Previous Shareholders Marmot Basin
  • 2002 Mark Kingsbury
  • 2001 Peter Schroecksnadel
  • 2000 Charles Locke
  • 1999 Jim Buckingham
  • 1998 Artur Doppelmayr
  • 1997 David G. Morrison
  • 1996 Mike Wiegele
  • 1995 Hugh Smythe
  • 1994 Robert Kennedy
  • 1993 Jim VanderKelen
  • 1992 Rab Marshall
  • 1991 Jimmie Spencer
  • 1990 John R. Gow
  • 1989 Rodney Touche
  • 1988 Hans Gmoser
  • 1987 Ivor Petrak
  • 1986 Peter Alder
  • 1985 Paul Mathews
  • 1984 Jerry Johnston
  • 1983 Lars Fossberg
  • 1982 Earl Pletsch
  • 1981 Franz Wilhemsen
  • 1980 Cliff White

Lars Fossberg Award

Following his passing in 2001 The Lars Fossberg award was created by Lars’ family in remembrance of a remarkable man and to acknowledge and encourage the younger up and coming people in our industry who exhibit the attributes and passion that was Lars.  ( The idea for this award originated with Lars’ grandchildren. Hildur’s daughter, Helen, felt very strongly that there should be some way to remember her beloved “bestefor” (Norwegian for grandfather).  Hildur’s son, Steven, participated by making the wooden base for the first award).

This is an award that will be presented annually to the manager or supervisor who shows a high degree of initiative and creativity together with the ability to improvise when dealing with the unexpected.

Winners

  • 2016 Jurgen Grau
  • 2015 Mike Manara
  • 2014 Allana Williams
  • 2013 Marlin Van Zandt
  • 2012 Kevin Fischer
  • 2011 Flynn Seddon
  • 2010 Rob Ellen
  • 2009 Nate Nadja
  • 2008 Mike Morin
  • 2007 Jason Hand
  • 2006 Erik Meertens
  • 2005 Jeff Davies
  • 2004 Tim Foster

Jimmie Spencer Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is given to an individual that has shown exceptional leadership and lengthy service to the ski industry (and/ or affiliated industry) in a senior management, ownership or consultant capacity.

This award is not necessarily awarded annually but awarded to individuals identified by the CWSAA Board or brought to the Board for consideration by industry members.

Winners

  • 2016  Bob Dufour
  • 2009  Hugh Smythe