Big White Ski Resort Scores FWSA Hat Trick! Ballingall Honoured with Bill Mackey Award

Posted On: June 23, 2022 |
Big White Ski Resort is proud to announce that its very own Senior Vice President, Michael J. Ballingall, is the latest recipient of the Far West Ski Association’s Bill Mackey Award for Outstanding Ski Industry Employee.

“What an honour it is to receive this prestigious award,” says Ballingall. “The fact that our very own Jim Loyd won it in 2002, then Katie Balkwell in 2016 made my receiving of this award a hat trick for Big White Ski Resort. It bodes well that our philosophy of strong partnerships and looking after the customer has resonated through our organization for 59 years.”

Big White Ski Resort and Aspen Snowmass are the only two resorts in North America to have received this award three times.

The Far West Ski Association, founded in 1930, held its 89th Annual Convention and Meeting June 9 to 12 in Portland, Oregon. FWSA represented 150 ski clubs throughout North America.

The Bill Mackey Award is given for outstanding service to the skiing public by a ski industry or ski area employee. The award may be received more than once but not in consecutive years. Recipients must be full-time employee in the ski industry or related industry and cannot be a FWSA board member, trustee or appointed chairperson.

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