Waterville Valley Resort President, Tim Smith, and Marketing Operations Manager, Jamie Cobbett, flew to Park City, UT for the US Ski & Snowboard Congress on May 3. At the annual meeting, USSA recognizes and awards athletes, coaches, officials, organizations and volunteers in a variety of areas on behalf of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding.
Waterville Valley Resort was awarded the 2018 US Ski & Snowboard Paul Bacon Award for the greatest contribution to US skiing and snowboarding in the field of race organization. Tim Smith and Jamie Cobbett were honored to accept the award on behalf of the Waterville Valley Resort team.
Tim Smith exclaimed, “We made it to the main stage for doing what we do best, making cool things happen on a great mountain with an amazing community. Cheers, can’t wait to do it again next year.”
According to an article by Tom Gross that appeared in the May issue of the Waterville Valley Wig Wag, “Tim was one of the standout employees who helped make sure the US Freestyle Championships held in Waterville Valley in March were successful.”
USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw said, “Tim’s support not only included the normal “office” duties, but also included endless onsite support for the event. From hauling the event staff in a Snowcat during the build, to helping ski in the moguls on the course or helping us prepare the landings on all training and comp days, Tim’s and Waterville’s support of our event was nothing less than amazing.”
Shaw added, “The result, one of the best National Mogul events we have had in years. The number of compliments received not only during the event, but days after, has been amazing. In conclusion, Waterville Valley Resort and Tim Smith [are an] excellent [choice as] recipients of the Paul Bacon award for outstanding race organization.”
Congratulations to the Waterville Valley Resort team and the entire Waterville Valley community. Everyone – from the mountain staff to the inns and lodges, restaurants and shopkeepers – contributed to the success of this event. It takes a village.
If I could hashtag this, it would be #watervillevalleypride.