PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire — On May 7, 2007, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) presented Stan Judge, former president and general manager of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Mountain, with this year’s Sherman Adams Award. The award, named after the former governor of New Hampshire and founder of Loon Mountain, is presented annually to an individual from an Eastern ski area who has significantly influenced the ski industry. The award was officially presented to Stan Judge on May 7th at NSAA’s National Convention and Tradeshow at La Quinta Spa & Club, Palm Springs, Calif.
Stan grew up in Cambridge, Mass., and earned a mechanical engineering degree from Northeastern University in 1951. He began working at Wildcat Mountain in 1958, retiring in 1996 after 38 years.
Among Stan’s notable activities affecting the ski industry on the national level has been his key role in the development of the American Standards Association (ASA) Tramway Safety Code, and his continued involvement as it evolved under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B77 Standard Committee. In addition to his work on ski industry national standards, Stan has been an active member of the New Hampshire Passenger Tramway Board since 1970, serving as chair for several years. Throughout his career, Stan has received numerous awards and recognition including recognition by the ESAA (Eastern Ski Areas Association) of his service as president from 1978 to 1981; recognition by NSAA in 1988 of his years of dedicated service as chair of the ANSI B77 Committee; and recognition by the U.S. Forest Service upon his retirement in 1996 for “38 years of working together.” In 1997 Stan received the H.H. Bill Whitney Award “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the sport of Alpine skiing in the State of New Hampshire.” Stan was married in 1961 to Kathleen Revis, whom he met while she was working as National Geographic magazine’s first female staff photographer. He has two daughters and one son.
The National Ski Areas Association is a trade association with the primary objective of meeting the needs of ski area owners and operators nationwide and promoting industry growth. It represents 326 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. NSAA is located in Lakewood, Colo. For more information, visit www.nsaa.org or contact Troy Hawks at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email], tel. (720) 963-4215.
Wildcat Mountain is a year-round, family-owned ski area, located on 100% National Forest land in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, NH. Wildcat is home to New England’s most powerful quad chair lift in winter and NH’s highest 4-person Gondola Skyride in the summer and fall. Wildcat Mountain was rated #1 Scenery North America, and Top Ten in the East for Terrain, Challenge and Value (SKI Magazine, Oct. 2006). For further information, please visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888- SKI WILD.