U.S. Ski & Snowboard recently gave out its 2020 awards, with gold- and silver-level recognition for a variety of officials for their service and support of events, athletes and programs. POWDR’s Herwig Demschar was honored with the Bud and Mary Little Award for his lifetime service to the International Ski Federation (FIS) on behalf of the USA.
“Demschar has had a profound impact on sport through his work on a national and international basis, including his influence on behalf of U.S. Ski & Snowboard in the International Ski federation community,” notes an article in Ski Racing magazine.
Demschar’s influence began as a World Cup coach and continued with his involvement in various leadership positions in the organizing committees of the 2002 Salt Lake City, 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The article also gives credit to Demschar as a “pivotal figure at Killington for the development of what is now regarded as one of the most notable events on the FIS Ski World Cup tour.”
Read the full Ski Racing article.