New England Ski Museum’s Spirit of Skiing Award

Bernie Weichsel, Producer of the BEWI ski and snowboard expos and the BEWI Award, received the New England Ski Museum’s Spirit of Skiing award in recognition of his influence in popularizing the sport. It was presented at the ski museum’s 35th Annual Meeting and Dinner at Wachusett Mountain Resort, MA on Nov. 17. 

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The Spirit of Skiing award is given annually to a person who embodies the adage put forth by ski pioneer Otto Schneibs that “skiing is not just a sport, it is a way of life.” Previous honorees have included Tom Corcoran of Waterville Valley, Norwegian skier and Deer Valley Director of Skiing Stein Eriksen, Austrian Herbert Schneider, ski resort design firm SE Group, racer Penny Pitou and Georg Capaul. Photos can be found here.