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Eve Chandler received the Western Ski Heritage Award at the
2017 FWSA Convention held in Boise, Idaho, recognizing interest
in Far West history through the collection, preservation and
protection of appropriate articles and materials.
Eve Chandler Recognized
With the 2017 Western Ski
Author of the historical account of the
Development of Bogus Basin
Emilio Trampuz, holding the award, was named Safety Person
of the Year. Ryan Dohnal (left), Group Sales Manager for
Telluride Ski Resort, program sponsor with Mountain Lodge
Telluride, presented the Award with Steve Coxen (right), FWSA
President. This honor is awarded for the person within FWSA
who does the most to promote safe skiing and safety programs.
photos / Cindy Sherman Photography
Emilio Trampuz Wins the
Safety Person of the Year Award
by John Watson
by Paula Hazzard
Vice President - Public Affairs, FWSA
Historian and journalist, Eve Chandler, was the recipient of the
2017 Western Ski Heritage Award sponsored by Steamboat Resort.
Chandler is the author of Building Bogus Basin, a hard cover, 224 page
coffee table style book featuring more than 120 interviews with founding members, legendary skiers and others who have helped establish
the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. The book includes hundreds of photos visually capturing the history of this beautiful ski area.
She has also written for local, regional and national publications.
Eve Chandler spent several years interviewing people from all
over the country who played key roles in making Bogus Basin what
it is today. The result is "Building Bogus Basin", a three-year history
project filled with hundreds of colorful photos and stories. Chandler
dug deep into archives, documents, letters and photographs to tell the
ski area's story. The book starts with the current master plans for the
ski area and delves into its beginnings during the Great Depression.
She writes about how the ski area overcame a history of challenges
to become a focal point of winter recreation, and a well of fond memories. Photographs provide a visual history, from wooden skis and military surplus clothes to skier styles through the decades.
A native Idahoan, she began her career as a health science writer
for a major Chicago medical center. She received a BA from the University of Denver and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Art. Currently she is a board member of Idaho Public Television and Bogus Basin Recreational Association, Inc. ss
The Safety Person of the Year Award is given to the person
within FWSA who does the most to promote safe skiing and safety
programs at the club and/or council level. The recipient of this year's
Safety Award is Emilio Trampuz, Mountain High Ski Club, Northwest
Ski Club Council.
Among his many contributions, Emilio wrote an extensive article
about skiing on Mt. Hood, Oregon. This unique area has National
Forest trails, which can also be accessed from the ski resorts, notably
Timberline. Some of these trails can be quite rewarding, but also present special safety issues.
Emilio developed a presentation that includes many photographs
and maps. He points out the trails and marks them as part of his presentation on safety. He set up a detailed display of his work to share
during the Convention, and answered questions from the attendees.
He has also taken people on the slopes to show them this area.
Telluride Ski Resort and Mountain Lodge are the sponsors for
the FWSA Safety Person of the Year program. For his efforts to increase safety consciousness, Emilio is awarded a 5-night ski package
for two with lodging at Mountain Lodge, 4 days lift tickets and 4 days
rentals. For further information, read the accompanying article on
Clubs and councils are encouraged to nominate individuals who
have contributed to snow safety. Details may be found on the
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