ISHA Announces 2023 Award Winners


Authors and producers to be honored March 22 in Park City

ISHA’s Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2023 ISHA Awards, honoring the best works of history published or produced during this past year.

The awards will be presented during a banquet in Park City, Utah, on March 22. Watch for reviews of the winning books and films in the Media Reviews section of this magazine.

Ullr Awards

• Around the World in 50 Slopes, by Patrick Thorne

• Georges Blanchon: Cet homme protée libre et généreux, by Daniel Sage

• Winterdanse: The Misplaced Art of Snow Ballet, by Michael Russell

• Une Histoire des skis Dynamic: Skis de Légende adoptés par des coureurs exceptionnels, by Jean Michal

Baldur Awards

• Junior Bounous and the Joys of Skiing, by Ayja Bounous

• Disneyland on the Mountain: Walt, the Environmentalists, and the Ski Resort That Never Was, by Greg Glasgow & Kathryn Mayer

Skade Awards

• From Ranch to Resort: The History of Sierra at Tahoe, by Christopher C. Couper

• Eldora: Six Decades of Adventure, by Rett Ertl and Andy Bigford

• Skiing off the Roof, by Rick Walkom

Film Awards

• Full Circle: A Story of Post Traumatic Growth 
Trevor Kennison, Barry Corbet, Josh Berman and Trish Sullivan-Rothberg

• Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows
Avalanche Jared Drake, Steven Siig (directors and producers); Evan Hayes, Mark Gogolewski, Shannon
Houchins, David Hillman and Michael Sugar (executive producers)

• Alf Engen: Snapshots of a Sports Icon
Alan and Barbara Engen (producers)

Cyber Award

•, Perisher Historical Society

Honorable Mentions

• Baldur: Without Restraint, by Robert C. DeLena and Ryan C. DeLena

• Skade: Skiing in Colorado, by Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame and Dana Mathios

• Film: NGR: The Fabulous Life of Nancy Greene Raine, by Lainey Mullins

• Film: Sierra Nevada Ski and Olympic History: And the Future SNOW Museum, by Eddy Ancinas and Steve

Join us in Park City, March 20–23

The International Skiing History Association and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame will hold our annual joint gathering in Utah. We invite you to join us for four days of skiing with friends and colleagues, on-snow tours, lectures, fashion shows, meet-and-greets and back-to-back evenings of awards honoring the 2023 ISHA Award winners (Friday evening) and Hall of Fame Class of 2023 (Saturday evening).

Schedule of Events 
(subject to change)

Wednesday, March 20

100 Years of Winter Olympics anniversary party, with vintage fashion show beginning 5 p.m., at the Alf Engen Museum

Thursday, March 21

• Group skiing at Sundance Ski Resort

• ISHA John Fry Lecture: Billy Kidd discusses the 1964 Olympics

• Doug Pfeiffer memorial dinner

•Welcome Party

Friday, March 22

• Group skiing at Solitude; free-heel skiing at White Pine Touring with Jan Reynolds

• Women in Industry Award, honoring Judy Gray

• Gorsuch fashion show

• ISHA Awards Reception and Gala Banquet

• Industry party

Saturday, March 23

• USSS Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

• After-burner party

For full event details, ticket packages and discounted lodging at Black Rock Mountain Resort, go to Details on discounted lift passes will be sent after you book banquet tickets.