History of Man and Woman of the Year Contest
In the beginning, this contest was mostly a beauty pageant for the ladies where the contestants modeled ski apparel. There were rounds of cocktail parties, publicity photographs followed by a hectic day of interviews, tours and parties. The winner was crowned Queen.
In 1976 Far West opened the competition to the men. In those early days, the “Snow Queen & King” were chosen by noteworthy & impartial judges.
In 1981, the contest was not held because Far West thought the contest was too sexist.
The contest reappeared the following year as "Councils' Man and Woman of the Year" in the format utilized today.
This award can only be won once.
View past honorees here.