2020 Harold S. Hirsch Awards
In February, I was named winner of the 2020 Harold S. Hirsch Award for Words by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. Click here for the announcement. Created by the founder of the White Stag clothing company to promote professionalism in winter sports coverage, the awards "recognize creativity and excellence in editorial and artistic content in both print and broadcast journalism."
Below is the five-story portfolio I submitted for the 2020 awards—all published in SGB Executive—including articles on snow sports brands expanding to China, a case study of Burton Snowboards, how ski resorts prospered during the start to the 2018/19 ski season, the continued rise of backcountry skiing and how winter sports stakeholders are working to grow the sports.