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Berry Berry at Western
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Bill Berry Featured News

Bill Berry has reported winter sport news since the winter of 1916. He reported on more ski tourneys, both Alpine and Nordic, than any other reporter in the nation. Bill’s career in the Sierras saw him on the slopes of Truckee and Lake Tahoe in 1926, covering events of the old National Ski Association.

Bill reported skiing for such papers as the Reno Journal, The Sacramento Bee, The Sacramento Union, The New York Daily News, and all the major wire services. He reported the skiing events for the 1960 Olympics and the FIS Championships in 1950 through 1964. In his last year of reporting, he covered over 100 Far West high school and intercollegiate races on the spot, a record that may never be equaled by any ski writer.

Bill was the Historian for Auburn Ski Club’s Western America SkiSport Museum at Boreal Ridge, and was Historian Emeritus for the National Ski Hall of Fame in Ispeming, Michigan. In 1969, he was the recipient of the Blegen Award, the highest award given by USSA. He was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in the Bicentennial year, 1976. He passed away in January 1999, active to the end.

The Bill Berry Featured Article Award is bestowed for outstanding service to skiing by writers for the printed media in a featured article. This award allows for self-nomination and may be received more than once but not in consecutive years.

Click on an underscored name to download the pdf citation.

Year 
PRINT - Featured Article
2017
Lindsey Vonn, author "Strong is the New Beautiful"
2016
Jordan Romero & Linda LeBlanc, co-authors “No Summit Out of Sight”
2015
Chris Santella, book: "Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations"
2014
Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, book: “The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Do Before You Die
2013
No award
2012
Jon Tullis, book: "Timberline Lodge: A Love Story, Diamond Jubilee Edition"
2011
Wendolyn Holland, book: "Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History"
2010
Mckay Jenkins book: "The Last Ridge— The Epic Story of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and the Assault on Hitler's Europe"
2009
Jennifer Woodlief, book: "A Wall of White"
2008
Chris Davenport, book: "Ski the 14ers"
2007
Charles J. Sanders, book: "The Boys of Winter"
2006
Jimmy Petterson, book: "Skiing Around the World "
2005
Richard Kun, book: "The Snow Summit Story, 1952-2002 "
2004
Leigh Gieringer, Far West Skier’s Guide
2003
Christopher Solomon, Ski/Skiing Magazines
2002
Chaco Mohler, Freelance Writer & Photographer
2001
No award
2000
Leigh Gieringer, Far West Skier’s Guide
1999
Gregory Dennis, Freelance Writer
1998
Ken Castle, Ski Magazine
1997
Luanne Pfeifer, book: "Gretchen’s Gold "
1996
Diane Slezak Scholfield, San Diego Union Tribune
1995
No award
1994
Glen Putman, Freelance Writer
1993
No award
1992
Robert Frohlich, Tahoe World
John Rosenfeld, Research (special award)
1991
Glen Putman, Freelance Writer


Bill Berry
April 7, 1903 – January 1999



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