SKI Magazine has been named the winner of the prestigious Folio: 2000 Editorial Excellence Award. SKI won the top honor in the Sports and Leisure Magazine category for the December 1999 "Best of the Century" issue. It's the second time in four years that SKI has won the award, also taking the top prize in 1997.
The Ski Life
After serving in the legendary 10th Mountain Division, Dev Jennings devoted his life to promoting skiing. A member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Team, Jennings founded Utah's Sporthaus in 1948, one of the first ski shops in the country. He later founded and ran Ski Utah and went on to head Ski New England for 20 years. Jennings, 75, was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in 1989. He died earlier this year.
Up In Smoke
A tough labor market has forced Colorado's Vail Resorts to loosen its tie. After seven years, the giant resort has dropped pre-employment drug screening. Vail has had problems finding the necessary 12,000 workers to fill its winter staff, so in the past several years the resort has also ended its ban on earrings, ponytails and goatees for male employees. "It's a tight labor market and getting tighter all the time," explains resort spokesman Paul Witt.
Hall of Fame Raffle
Support the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame by buying a raffle ticket. The top prize is a $5,000 Ski America Gold Pass, honored at resorts nationwide. Tickets cost $10 or three for $25. To purchase, call 906-485-6323 or log onto www.skihall.com. The drawing will be held Dec. 1.