Past Award Winners

Past Award Honorees

Utah Ski Archives Newsletter



The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Ski & Snow Sports Archives S. J. Quinney Award is named in honor of the late Utah lawyer, businessman, state legislator, ski visionary and founder of Alta Ski Area, who is referred to as “the father of Utah’s ski industry.” The library presents the award to an individual or organization that has exhibited the same public-spirited attributes and contributions to winter sports as its namesake.


2023    Gregory C. Thompson 
2022    Pat Miller  
2019    Alan K. Engen
2018    Howard Peterson        
2017    Ron Steele       
2016    Gary DeSeelhorst        
2015    Dick Bass         
2014    Bob Wheaton  
2013    Ted Johnson    
2012    John W. Gallivan
2010    Jim Gaddis       
2009    Russ Harmer   
2008    Karen Korfanta            
2006    Edgar Stern     
2005    Janet Quinney Lawson
2004    Suzy Rytting    
2003    Zane Doyle      
2002    Corey Engen    
2001    Stein Eriksen   
2000    Spence Eccles
1999    Junior Bounous           
1998    M. Earl Miller
1997    Wilby Durham
1996    Earl Miller       
1995    Charles ‘Chick’ Morton
1994    Alf Engen         
1994    Nick Badami    
1993    Joe Quinney    




The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Ski & Snow Sports Archives History-Maker Award is presented to individuals or organizations from the Intermountain Region in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in winter sports.


2022    75 Years of University of Utah Ski Teams
2019    Wasatch Mountain Club
2018    Utah Avalanche Center/US Forest Service
2017    University of Utah Ski Team/NCAA Champions
2016    Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
2015    Ski Utah
2014    Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Medalists: Sochi Winter Games
2013    Ted Ligety and Sarah Hendrickson
2012    Dimitrije Milovich
2011    Women’s Ski Jumping
2010    Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Medalists
2009    Meeche White and Peter Mandler
2008    University of Utah Ski Teams
2007    Ski Areas established after 1940
2006    World Cup, Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Medalists 2005-06
2005    Ski Competitors 1950s-1960s
2004    Pioneering Women Skiers
2003    Second Generation Ski Instructors
2002    World Cup, Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Medalists
2001    Pioneers of Freestyle pre-1980
2000    USDA Forest Service
1999    Janet Quinney Lawson
1998    World Cup, Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Medalists 1997-98
1997    Deseret News Ski School
1996    Intermountain Area Ski Patrollers pre-1950
1995    U. S. Army 10th Mountain Division pre-1950
1994    Promoters: 2002 Olympic Winter Games
1993    Early Ski Areas
1992    Ski Competitors-pre-1952
1991    Pioneers of Ski Teaching


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