Awards

The Mount Pinos/Southern California Nordic Ski Patrol has been blessed to have many outstanding members. And some of those members have had the recognition they deserve from the National Ski Patrol. A partial list is below.

Season Recipient Awarded By Award
2016-2017 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
National
Byron Taylor Southern California Region John Hanson Memorial Avalanche Instructor Award
Cash Murphey Southern California Region Outstanding Instructor
Far West Division
Cash Murphey Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
National
Jenny Lo Southern California Region Outstanding First Year Patroller
Kamran Paydar Southern California Region Dave Tollakson Memorial Mountaineering Instructor Award
2015-2016 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
Cindy Dugger Southern California Region Outstanding First Year Patroller
Gywnne Pugh Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
Patty Dwyer Southern California Region Outstanding Mountain Host
2014-15 Yuzo Kanomata Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
Phil Grajek Southern California Region Outstanding First Year Patroller
2013-14 Terry Komisak Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
Cash Murphey Southern California Region Outstanding OEC Instructor
Far West Division
2012-13 Kiran Nimmagadda Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
National
2009-10 Kiran Nimmagadda Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
2011-12 Steve Newman Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
2010-11 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
National
Mike StClair Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
Tod Fitch Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
National
2009-10 Steve Newman Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
2008-09 Mike St. Clair Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
2007-08 Jim Laage Southern California Region Outstanding Patrol Representative
Far West Division
National
Lynn Frick-Lee Southern California Region Outstanding Instructor (Non-OEC)
Far West Division
National
2006-07 Gwynne Pugh Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
Shirley Smith Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
National
2005-06 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
National
Jim Laage Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
Shirley Smith Southern California Region Outstanding Instructor (Non-OEC)
Far West Division
Steve Newman Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
National
2004-05 Steve Newman Southern California Region Outstanding Administrative Patroller
Far West Division
2002-03 Lynn Frick-Lee Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
National
Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
2000-01 Mark Cohen Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
1999-2000 Diana St. Clair Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
1998-99 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
Larry Acord Southern California Region Outstanding Patrol Representative
Far West Division
Larry Coady Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
National
1996-97 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
Mike Coleman Southern California Region Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller
Far West Division
Steve Newman Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
1995-96 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
National
Larry Conley Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
1992-93 Patrol Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol
Far West Division
National
1990-91 Joan Aquistapace Southern California Region Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller
Far West Division
1987-88 Shirley Smith Southern California Region Distinguished Service Award for Jr. Advisor
1986-87 Joan Aquistapace Southern California Region Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller
Far West Division
Tod Fitch Southern California Region Outstanding Nordic Patroller
Far West Division
1980-81 Shirley Smith Southern California Region Outstanding Women Patroller