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Annual Awards

History of BBSC Awards

Old Boot Award

The Old Boot Award (aka the Legacy Award) dates to 1965 and is presented annually to the skier "whose after skiing efforts have done the most to further the sport." This means BBSC members who exemplify volunteerism by their continuing efforts to assist and be involved with club activities. The original award was designed and created by BBSC member, Frank Crow (deceased), and it had an old after ski boot attached. The September 1998 BBSC board of director minutes indicate "that the award was in sad and grave shape." At the direction of the board, BBSC member, Lowell Hocking, designed the current hexagonal base with brass plates for the annual recipient(s) and an old after ski boot attached at the top. It is on display at the Bogus Basin down town office.

                            

  • 1965  Perry Silver
  • 1966  Joe Lamarche
  • 1967  L. C. Stenger
  • 1968  Tom Brandon
  • 1969  Bill Everts
  • 1970  Dick Porter
  • 1971  Dr. Frank Crow
  • 1972  Winfield Jones
  • 1973  Terry Lofsvold
  • 1974  Jim Brandon
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977  Lou Anne Blome
  • 1978  Lou Anne Blome
  • 1979  Bill Tuller
  • 1980  Ila Howard
  • 1981  Linda Jensen
  • 1982  Carol Lofsvold
  • 1983  Kick Sargent & Helen Porter
  • 1984  Brian & Monica Rencher
  • 1985  Bessie Skinner 
  • 1986  Diane Brandon
  • 1987  Hean Tuller & Bob Skinner
  • 1988  Bob Greenwood
  • 1989  George & Nan Pelletier
  • 1990  Dave & Mary Hutchison
  • 1991  Chuck Fiske
  • 1992  Beau Parent
  • 1993  Larry Crocket
  • 1994  Russ Riley
  • 1995  Wanda Shearer
  • 1996  Bob Holdren
  • 1997  Bryon Fox
  • 1998  Ila Howard
  • 1999  John Greenwood
  • 2000  Julie Thomason & Michael Bouton
  • 2001  Fred Uranga
  • 2002  Stu Rich
  • 2003  Richard Porter
  • 2004  Natalie Angell
  • 2005  Jane Gabbert
  • 2006  Dottie Hendren
  • 2007  John Williams
  • 2008  Dave Kopet
  • 2009  Tim Flood
  • 2010  Rosie Rosco
  • 2011  Michael Bouton
  • 2012  Paul Markowitz
  • 2013  Pat & Bonnie Rice
  • 2014  Bob Running
  • 2015  Mary & Don Pribble
  • 2016  Paul Markowitz
  • 2017  Don & Mary Pribble
  • 2018  Kim Hovren
  • 2019  Vicki Kuebler

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was first awarded in 2009. It began at the behest of Michael Bouton and is awarded to honor specific BBSC members for service that goes above and beyond volunteering.  This award is not given annually, but only when distinguished service merits such recognition.

  • 2009   Dave Kopet
  • 2011  Jeff Day
  • 2012  Fred Uranga
  • 2013  Ruby Andridge
  • 2014  John Greenwood & Larry Crockett
  • 2015  Tyler Wymond
  • 2016  Darryl Kuhrt
  • 2017  John Klotz
  • 2019  Craig Olsen

Spirit Award

The Spirit Award was established in 2004.  It is awarded to newer members of the BBSC who typify the "spirit of the club." It is awarded to one or more individuals who over the previous year have given of their time and effort to improve the activities for club members. Initially awarded as an individual plaque, the BBSC board of directors voted to make the award permanent. Currently, it is in the shape of the state of Idaho and is located in the Bogus Basin down town office. Each year the recipient's name plate is added to the base of the award.

  • 2004  Richard Porter
  • 2005  Natalie Angle
  • 2006  Daryl New
  • 2007  George Medek
  • 2008  Jan McBride
  • 2009  Terri Simpson
  • 2010  Roger Becker & Jeff Day
  • 2011  Bob Running & Kerry Banyard
  • 2012  Brigette Teets
  • 2013  Kim Hovren
  • 2014  Charles Russell
  • 2015  Kirk & Kristine Luba
  • 2016  Ron Graff
  • 2017  David & Kassandra Henry
  • 2018  Jeffrey Rosendin, Lisa Litner & Vicki Kuebler
  • 2019  Barbara Bryant

Sally Rutledge Inspirational Award

The Sally Rutledge Inspirational Award was started in 2009 and is awarded to the club member (past or present) who has the courage and  tenacity to overcome severe challenges.

Sally was born Sept. 15, 1943, in Boise to Helen (Carlson) and Clyde Rutledge.  She passed away on June 25, 2008, after a two year battle against cancer.  While undergoing many courses of chemotherapy and radiation, Sally energetically continued to enjoy skiing, tennis, yoga, cycling, weekends in McCall, visits with friends and relatives. She graduated from the University of Idaho, started her teaching career in Boise, then went to Denver for three years, taught skiing at Steamboat Springs for two years, and returned to Boise where she taught fourth grade for thirty years in Meridian and Eagle until retirement in 2005. She spent many years on the volunteer ski patrol at Bogus Basin.

Michael Bouton presented the idea for this award to the BBSC board of directors prior to the 2009 general membership annual meeting, and Sally's sister attended that meeting where she accepted on Sally's behalf the first presentation of this award.

  • 2009  Sally Rutledge (died 25 June 2008)
  • 2010  Mary Naylor (died 26 Dec 2009)
  • 2011-2014  No nominees were presented.
  • 2015  George Medek (died 23 May 2015)
  • 2016  Carol Peterson
  • 2017  Tina Richards
  • 2018  Sally Hunt
  • 2019  Carol Peterson

Awards - 2020

FWSA Charity & Community Service Recognition Award

 

BBSC was awarded a Diamond Recognition for their charity and community service by the FWSA for 2020. The intent of this award is to encourage charity and community involvement in all our FWSA councils and clubs and to recognize all clubs and councils for their outstanding financial and/or volunteer support to one or more charitable organizations.  This award shows the ski world how much the FWSA encourages volunteerism and charity involvement, and it shows our Industry partners what a big and kind heart the members of FWSA have.

FWSA Wentworth Outstanding Club Publication Award

 

This year the FWSA award BBSC a third place outstanding publication award for the Mogul, our club newsletter.  This award is named after Chapman Wentworth, who contributed to FWSA for over 50 years. He undertook committee responsibilities for the Association in the 1950s and served as Secretary of FWSA when the numbers of officers were far fewer.  He was also an editor of several Tahoe area newspapers and edited Bill Berry’s book "Lost Sierra: Gold, Ghosts & Skis."

 

 


Awards - 2019

BBSC Man of the Year award

 

Paul Markowitz exemplifies everything we like about the ski club. Over the years he has filled many essential roles as treasurer, purchasing director, trip coordinator, and international trip leader. He has planned and coordinated the annual Sunnyslope Winery Bike Tour and has been spotted at every ski club event cheerfully setting up the equipment, food and beverages. Paul has also been an effective BBSC ambassador to other organizations, serving as president and treasurer of the Intermountain Ski Council. He has been on the board of directors for Far West Ski Association, bringing new ideas such as the “Ski Rendezvous” and writing articles for The Councilman newsletter and the Skier’s Guide. Paul is truly an outstanding representative for us all.

BBSC woman of the year award

 

Lynda Clark is one of our most enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, serving in various capacities for club events including: ski swaps, Christmas parties, Crab Crack dinners, champagne brunches, BBSC membership drives at local ski shops, Ullr Fests at Bogus Basin, and the 2017 FWSA Convention in Boise. Lynda has been BBSC secretary from 2015 – 2019. She is thorough and meticulous in all her endeavors. Lynda started the “Dog Days of Summer,” a hike and potluck for dogs and their friends. She was the trip chair for two Salmon River Summer Rafting Trips, and she competed on the BBSC Recreational Race Team. Her dedication and reliability are unsurpassed!

Distinguished service award

 

Craig Olsen has dedicated long hours creating the club’s online “e-blast” announcements and The Mogul newsletter, and he was an integral part in the time-consuming transition to a new membership system and website. He has streamlined the entire process, and as webmaster, continues to tirelessly upload new events, trips and photos as well as historical files. His attention to quality and detail is unsurpassed, helping to shape the BBSC into a truly professional organization.

Spirit award

 

Throughout the year, Barbara Bryant has dedicated hours to the club’s social activities – both signature events and innovative new ones. She has chaired many of these activities, such as the Christmas and Crab Crack parties, which involved extensive planning, oversight, logistics and recruiting volunteers. She has introduced numerous additional activities, such as “meet and greet” socials, where her infectious enthusiasm has brought new members into the club. Barbara brings fresh ideas to the club including creating the scholarship program designed to help support deserving young racers.

Old boot award

 

Over the years, Vicki Kuebler has chaired five Ullr Fest celebrations at Bogus Basin. She has made Ullr Fest a major community attraction, gaining news media coverage, eight sponsors, six vendors, five local ski shops, and 35 contributors for the 2019 event. She is one of the most cheerful, dedicated and passionate supporters of BBSC.

sally rutledge inspirational award

 

Carol Peterson has endured multiple spinal cord surgeries (as well as surgery on both knees), yet manages to keep her spirits up. Her uncomplaining perseverance and “can do” attitude inspire all of us. Throughout her ordeals, she has continued to support the BBSC by volunteering her time and efforts; and moreover, Carol has maintained her commitment to one of our essential mountain partners, the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol.

volunteer raffle winner

 

Fred Uranga, our club historian who keeps track of all the volunteer hours donated by club members for both club and community service, noted that this year’s list of volunteers was 523, representing over 1,500 hours of service! Zac Medek won the raffle drawing — a free Bogus Basin season pass. Zac was not present at the meeting.

FWSA Historic Ski Club

 

Awarded by the Far West Ski Association to the Bogus Basin Ski Club for exemplary service to snow sports and our local community for more than 50 years. Bogus Basin Ski Club is currently in its 85th year.

FWSA Outstanding website

 

BBSC was awarded 1st place for Outstanding Website in the Novice category at the FWSA Convention in Indian Wells, California June 16, 2019.


AWARDS - 2018

FWSA MAN & woman of the year award

 

Intermountain Ski Council and Bogus Basin Ski Club members Michael Bouton and Kim Hovren were honored as the 2018 Far West Ski Association Council’s Man and Woman of the Year recognition winners at the FWSA Annual Convention, held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, June 7-10, 2018. This award, generously sponsored by Big White Ski Resort since 2002, rewards the efforts of those ski club members who have been outstanding in service to their clubs, councils, FWSA and their communities. The fourteen representatives from eight Far West councils were honored during a special Friday evening reception, as well as, the Saturday Convention Luncheon.

Honorees were judged on their participation in club, council, and regional activities. Kim is active on the Bogus Basin Ski Club (currently as past president), helps manage the local Warren Miller film festival, and is an active Bogus Basin Masters racer. Michael, also active in the Bogus Basin Ski Club (currently serving as membership director), is an active trip and activities leader, and is working with Bogus Basin Ski Resort to develop a host program. He was the 2017 Host Council FWSA Convention Coordinator.

FWSA PRESIDENT'S AWARD

 

The FWSA President’s Award is given to individuals, who the President of FWSA feels has done the most to advance the immediate goals of the Association. In 2018 three President Awards were given by President Steve Coxen. Michael Bouton, Intermountain Ski Council and Bogus Basin Ski Club member, is the FWSA Travel Expo Chair and spent innumerable volunteer hours and tremendous efforts as Host Council Convention Coordinator for the 84th Annual Convention in 2017 in Boise, Idaho.

FWSA SKI CLUB SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD

 

Bogus Basin Ski Club won the FWSA Diamond Level Award for the 12th Annual Charity and Community Service Recognition at the 2018 FWSA Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada. The BBSC is very supportive of local Idaho non-profit organizations. The 2017 Warren Miller Film Festival and Premiere Party represented the 53rd year that the BBSC has presented Warren Miller films in Boise.  More than 74 club member volunteers devoted over three days to this phenomenal event. With over 2,600 people in attendance this event raised a record setting net proceeds of which more than $3,000 was donated by the BBSC to five local nonprofit organizations: Recreation Unlimited, an adaptive ski & snowboard program at Bogus Basin, a chapter of Disables Sports USA; The Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, offering race training, giving local athletes the opportunity to achieve their highest potential as athletes and competitors; The Bogus Basin Ski Patrol, helping with operational costs; the College of Idaho Yotes Ski & Snowboard Team; and Protect Our Winters, a passionate crew of diehards, professional athletes and industry brands mobilizing the outdoor sports community to lead the charge towards positive climate action.

olD boot award

 

This award is "Presented to the skier whose after skiing efforts have done the most to further the sport." Since 1965, this boot has seen many great volunteers.

For the 2017-2018 year this award was given to Kim Hovren in recognition of her many hours of service to the Bogus Basin Ski Club over several years.

SPIRIT AWARD

 

Established in 2004, this award is presented to the member or members who have exhibited exceptional spirit for the club with enthusiasm and energy.

This year's Spirit Award goes to Vicki Kuebler, Lisa Litner, and Jeffrey Rossendin. The photo to the right shows Darryl Kuhrt, BBSC President, and Mark Barnard, BBSC Vice President, announcing and presenting this award.

SALLY RUTLEDGE INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

 

Established in 2009, this distinction is awarded to the club member (past or present) who has the courage and tenacity to overcome severe challenges in their life.

For 2017-2018 this award was given to Sally Hunt. Sally was not present to receive this award.

VOLUNTEER RAFFLE WINNER

 

Each time a club member volunteers to work an event, their name is submitted by that event chairperson to the annual lottery pool. The winner's name will be drawn at the Annual Membership Meeting. The odds of winning improve with each time you volunteer.

This year Jim Hovren's name was drawn from the raffle of volunteers, and he was awarded a Bogus Basin season ski pass.

THANK YOU FROM BOGUS BASIN SKI PATROL

 

Kelley Creamer from the Bogus Basin Ski Patrol is presenting a letter to Darryl Kuhrt, BBSC President, thanking the Bogus Basin Ski Club for all the support and contributions from our club over the years.

 

 


Awards - 2017

FWSA man/woman of the year award

 

Mark Barnard and Carol Peterson were nominated from the Intermountain Ski Council in competition for the Far West Ski Association honor at the annual convention held in this year in Boise, Idaho. Mark was awarded the FWSA Man of the Year Award at the convention.

OLD BOOT AWARD

 

This award is "Presented to the skier whose after skiing efforts have done the most to further the sport." Since 1965, this boot has seen many great volunteers.

The Old Boot Award this year went to Don & Mary Pribble. Don is not in the photo because he was busy taking this and all other photos.

SPIRIT AWARD

 


Established in 2004, this award is presented to the member or members who have exhibited exceptional spirit for the club with enthusiasm and energy.

The Spirit Award went to Kassandra and Dave Henry. Kassandra was not present to be photographed receiving the award.

distinguished service award

 

If warranted, the club honors a specific member who has recently gone above and beyond to volunteer his or her time to the club. The Distinguished Service Award does not get awarded on a regular basis, but only when the evidence has been proven.

The Distinguished Service Award was given to John Klotz, our McU Sports partner & owner.

BLACK DIAMOND AWARD

 

First awarded in 2016, this lighthearted award is made completely in jest.

In skiing the Black Diamond run (or the European term Piste) is generally known as the most difficult slope to maneuver and requires superior skills and determination.  The Bogus Basin Ski Club awards selective members with this designation when they have demonstrated a particular skill or behavior in the most determined manner during the past year.

For the 2016-2017 year we recognize Dave Bergerud for his demonstrated Black Diamond skills in keeping track of his ski gear during the club’s recent jaunt to Banff Canada.  Dave is a recognized accomplished skier who always skis with our best.  Double Black diamond slopes are rarely a challenge for him.  So why does he deserve this august award?

This is an account fully attested to by several eye-witnesses. As everyone casually packed their personal items and ski gear the day before departure from Canada, Dave frustratingly come to the conclusion that he was missing his ski bag.  He was diligent and search his room to no avail. But being a resourceful chap, he finally went to the front dest and asked for any kind of packing tape they had so he could secure his skis and poles for checking them in at the airport. He then went back to his room and finished packing, and as he did, he checked the cabinet drawers one last time and found his ski bag. Lucky find. No doubt Jeffrey, Guy or Paul was hiding it all along.
In recognition of his skills to innovate, Dave is awarded the Black Diamond and his very own roll of duct tape for the next time he has ski gear issues.

second black diamond award

 

First awarded in 2016, this lighthearted award is made completely in jest.

For the 2016-2017 year we also recognize Carol Peterson for her demonstrated Black Diamond skills while enjoying the vast Anthony Lakes, Oregon skiing resort. Of course we are amiss if we don’t first recognize Carol’s past. We all know Carol as a champion Olympian, a Ski Patrol savant, a cyclist to put all bikers to shame, and of course at times a bit cranky; but all-in-all someone we all admire. She was awarded the Ski Club’s prestigious Sally Rutledge Award last year. She is the vision and power behind the Bogus Basin Ski Club website, editor and producer of the club’s newsletter, The Mogul, and the one who insures we get club e-mails (the e-blasts). With that all said, why does she deserve this award?

Anthony Lakes has a singularly thrilling ski lift, taking skiers to the very top of the resort, and that’s where she demonstrated her decades of skiing aptitude. While skiing all day and near the last of dozens of ski runs, Carol was alone and preparing to dethrone from her lift chair. Well, she not only targeted the first orange cone (you know the the cones that guide you to the ski runs), she ran over the whole row. Predictably, she had quite a smile in knowing she “still had it,” but thinking of the skiers who may follow, she quickly regained her composure and ordered the astonished club member who witnesses the event to “put the cones back up.” In appreciation of her skills, Carol is award the Black Diamond and her very own cone.

SALLY RUTLEDGE INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

 

Established in 2009, this distinction is awarded to the club member (past or present) who has the courage and tenacity to overcome severe challenges in their life.

Tina Richards is the recipient for this year (2016-2017) for her outstanding perseverance in continuing to ski despite her ongoing  cancer treatments.

mOST APPRECIATED SPONSOR AWARD

 

This award goes to David Hall of Sun Valley Ski Tools / RaceWerks for the highest monetary contribution to a Bogus Basin Ski Club event.


Awards - 2016

OlD Boot Award


This award is "Presented to the skier whose after skiing efforts have done the most to further the sport." Since 1965, this boot has seen many great volunteers. You can see it at the Bogus Basin downtown office. Maybe it will have your name engraved on it next year!

In 2016, the Old Boot Award went to Paul Markowitz, for his never-ending cheer while setting up, helping out, and taking down tables, chairs, posters, raffle items, etc., at ALL events. Yes, he was there at every single event, besides leading a fantastic ski trip to Interlaken Switzerland and France.

Spirit Award


Established in 2004, this award is presented to the member or members who have exhibited exceptional spirit for the club with enthusiasm and energy.

In 2016, the Spirit Award went to Ron Graff, for his continual "stepping up to the plate" as a new member to help out with events...not to mention his enduring smile always raising our spirits.

Black Diamond Award


First awarded this year (2016), this lighthearted award is made completely in jest.

The 1st Black Diamond Award of 2015-2016 (a map with magnifying glass) went to Bob Running for leading the biking group on an extended, uphill, "wild goose chase" by missing a turn during the Wine & Bike trek.

Second Black Diamond Award


First awarded this year (2016), this lighthearted award is made completely in jest. And we had two in 2016! 

The 2nd Black Diamond Award for the season (a pair of handcuffs) went to Sue and Doug Baker, who could not keep track of each other while in Interlaken. Doug got off the ski train with his skis as well as Sue's. Sue stayed on the train. The train left the station. And that was just the first of many Baker mishaps!

Distinguished Service Award


This award is given when someone does an exceptional job volunteering and it includes a season pass to Bogus Basin.

Darryl Kuhrt was presented with the Distinguished Service award. After four years as president of the club, club bylaws require Darryl to step down as we begin the new fiscal year. We are ALL grateful for the dedication and time Darryl has given.

Sally Rutledge Inspirational Award


Established in 2009, this distinction is awarded to the club member (past or present) who has the courage and tenacity to overcome severe challenges in their life.

The 2015-2016 Sally Rutledge Award went to Carol Peterson, for outstanding service to the club despite great personal difficulties. Despite a protracted healing process, Carol continued to maintain our Mogul and website.

Volunteer Raffle Winner


Each time a club member volunteers to work an event, their name is submitted by that event chairperson to the annual lottery pool. The winner's name will be drawn at the Annual Membership Meeting. The odds of winning improve with each time you volunteer.

Fred Uranga presided over the drawing for the Season Pass to Bogus. Dottie Greenwood picked the volunteer winner. The Bogus Basin Season Pass goes to Fred Bernier. Fred Uranga commented there were 270 entries which translates to 270 volunteers who assisted with various activities this year.


AWARDS - 2015

OLD BOOT AWARD

 

This award is "Presented to the skier whose after skiing efforts have done the most to further the sport." Since 1965, this boot has seen many great volunteers. You can see it at the Bogus Basin downtown office. Maybe it will have your name engraved on it next year!

For the year 2014-2015 this award was given to Don & Mary Pribble.

SPIRIT AWARD

 

The award is presented to a newer member or members of the club who typify the "spirit" of the club over the past year and give their time and effort to improve the activities for other club members.

This year the Spirit Award was given to Kirk & Kristine Luba.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

 

If warranted, the club honors a specific member who has recently gone above and beyond to volunteer his or her time to the club. The Distinguished Service Award does not get awarded on a regular basis, but only when the evidence has been proven.

The Distinguished Service Award was given to Tyler Wymond.

SALLY RUTLEDGE INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

 

Established in 2009, this distinction is awarded to the club member (past or present) who has the courage and tenacity to overcome severe challenges in their life.

This award was given to George Medek.


AWARDS - 2014

OlD BOOT AWARD

 

This award is "Presented to the skier whose after skiing efforts have done the most to further the sport." Since 1965, this boot has seen many great volunteers. You can see it at the Bogus Basin downtown office. Maybe it will have your name engraved on it next year!

For the year 2013-2014 this award was given to Bob Running, a past BBSC board member and Treasurer, for his years of service.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

 

If warranted, the club honors a specific member who has recently gone above and beyond to volunteer his or her time to the club. The Distinguished Service Award does not get awarded on a regular basis, but only when the evidence has been proven.

The Distinguished Service Award for 2013-2014 was given to Larry Crocket (on the left) and John Greenwood (center) for their many years of co-chairing the BBSC Warren Miller event.

 

INTERMOUNTAIN SKI COUNCIL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Michael Bouton was selected as the Intermountain Ski Council “Man of the Year," making him a candidate for the Far West Ski Assoc. “Man of the Year.”

 


This page last updated:  July 25, 2020