Industry Achievement Award
The Industry Achievement Award acknowledges dedication to the snow sports industry, willingness to support and partner with industry suppliers, leadership, and creativity within the industry.
2012 Industry Achievement Award Winner: Klaus F. Obermeyer
Klaus Obermeyer’s enthusiasm is contagious, his energy seemingly endless and his optimism without bounds. To hear him yodel is to experience the depth of his spirit. To watch him ski is to witness his true love of the sport. It all began in Oberstaufen, Germany the small Bavarian village in the Alps where Klaus was born. Read More
2012 Industry Achievement Award Winner: Mary Jo Tarallo
Mary Jo Tarallo’s lifelong passion for skiing inspires her to educate others on snow sports. Tarallo currently acts as the Executive Director for two national consumer initiatives — Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month and the Bring a Friend program. Read More.
2011 Industry Achievement Award Winner: Ned Hamilton
Ned Hamilton opened his first ski shop in 1958 in the basement of the A.D. Farwell Co., a men’s clothing Store in Montpelier, VT. He named it after his one-year-old son, Peter Glen Hamilton. By 1970 he had added locations at Mad River Glen, Stowe and Sugarbush and moved his original location to the Barre-Montpelier Road. Read More.
2010 Industry Achievement Award Winner: The Gart Family
Nate Gart and his three brothers started Gart Brothers Sporting Goods in 1928, specializing in war surplus, fishing, and hunting supplies. Nate’s son, Jerry, worked in the store as a boy and went on to open the Gart Bros Sports Castle in 1954 with everything from golf cart transportation to practice ski slopes inside. Read More.