The New England Ski Museum will be honoring Georg Capaul with its 6th annual “Spirit of Skiing Award” at its 34th annual meeting on Saturday, November 5, 2011 – right here in Waterville Valley at the Waterville Valley Conference Center.
The award is intended to recognize a person whose life exemplifies the memorable adage that ‘skiing is not just a sport, it is a way of life,’ and who has influenced skiing in a positive manner and enabled others to benefit from the sport.
Georg (right), a native of Switzerland, moved to the U.S. in 1975 to become Head Coach and Program Director at Waterville Valley BBTS from 1975-85. He went on to become Head Men’s World Cup Technical Coach for the U.S. Ski Team from 1987-91, Head Women’s World Cup Technical Coach for the U.S.Ski Team from 1998-02, and he’s been the Director of Snowsports at Holderness School since 2002.
His long skiing career includes two-time Olympic coach, five-time World Championship and six-time Junior World Championship Coach. He is a Certified International Coach, USSA International Coach of the Year (1988 & 1996). Georg has published over a dozen articles on Alpine skiing technique. And, he helped design the USSA Alpine Skiing Competency Guidelines and the Basic Skill Evaluation Test. Georg has been on the Eastern Alpine Development Committee since 2002.
Georg – now a U.S. citizen – and his wife, Janet, live just down the road from Waterville Valley in Thornton.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 5, and plan on joining us as we honor Georg. The evening begins with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:45 and presentation of the Spirit of Skiing Award at 7:45 p.m. The cost for dinner is $55 per person before Oct. 1; $65 thereafter. Call the Ski Museum to RSVP at 800-639-4181 or 603-823-7177, or email [email protected]
The New England Ski Museum, located in Franconia Notch next to the Cannon Mountain Tramway, is a non-profit, member-supported museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting aspects of ski history. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from Memorial Day through the end of March. Admission is free.