Tahoe Weekly receives Bill Berry Award

The Tahoe Weekly has been chosen by the Far West Ski Association to receive the 2022 Bill Berry Hard News award.

The Association recognized the work of Sean McAlindin, Priya Hutner, Mark McLaughlin and Katherine E. Hill in awarding this distinction to the Tahoe Weekly at its convention in early June. This is the second time that McLaughlin has received the award. He received the first award 30 years ago when he was nominated by Bill Berry himself.

McAlindin was recognized for his work “State of the Back Country,” while Hutner was honored for her pieces on “Back Country Safety” and “Tahoe athletes compete in Winter Olympics.” McLaughlin was recognized for his series on ski jumping history.

Hill was honored for her pieces on “Tahoe Winter Travel Tips,” the Tahoe Sierra Downhill Ski Guide and the Tahoe Sierra Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Guide.

The Far West Ski Association, founded in 1930, is a volunteer, nonprofit organization representing 150 affiliated ski clubs located throughout 10 regional councils in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Association conducts active programs in public affairs, skier safety, ski heritage, athletics, racing, communications, travel, council development, ski industry and community outreach.

The award is named for Bill Berry, a pioneering journalist who started covering winter sports in 1916 and wrote for San Francisco Examiner, the New York Herald Tribune, the AP and many other news outlets. He was inducted into the U.S. Ski-Snowboard Hall of Fame for his contributions to the winter sports industry, so it’s a great honor to receive the award that bears his name.

The Tahoe Weekly celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022 covering the Tahoe Sierra providing information on the region’s outdoor and recreation community, including snow sports, as well as arts & culture, food & wine, entertainment, live music, events, festivals and family fun cover the Tahoe Basin north to the Lost Sierra and south to Markleeville and Kirkwood. It is the original visitor guide to the region and is distributed free throughout the Tahoe Basin and in Truckee, Northstar and Olympic Valley.

Award for “Magic in the Mountains”

Coolfire Productions, Palisades Tahoe and the SNOW Sports Museum received the Warren Miller Modern Media Award for the documentary “Magic in the Mountains” about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held in Tahoe. Find details on the film at magicinthemountainsfilm.com. | fwsa.org