Ski Utah recently presented Mike Korologos, a veteran news and public relations executive, with its 1992 Ski Utah Excellence in Ski Journalism Award. This is the fourth year the award has been presented.
The award is given to the individual who provides outstanding coverage of Utah skiing.Randy Montgomery, executive director of the Utah Ski Association, presented the award to Korologos for "consistent and informative reporting, which has raised the awareness of skiing in Utah for skiers and non-skiers alike."
Korologos has been a correspondent and contributing editor for SKIING Magazine and Ski Trade News for more than 20 years. He has also written ski-related stories for several other national and regional publications.
He is currently senior vice president/public relations director for Evans Group.
PARK CITY EXTENDS SEASON - Because of a record snow fall and high skier demand, Park City Ski Area will extend its scheduled closing day by one week to April 18.
According to Phil Jones, president and general manager, as of Feb. 24, a record 353 inches of snow have fallen at the area's weather station at the top of its Jupiter Lift. This is the most snowfall ever recorded by this date and surpasses last year's total for the entire season.
"With an excellent snow pack and what appears to be higher skier interest, both from local skiers and destination skiers, we feel confident in extending our closing date," says Jones. "We wanted to get the word out so people can plan accordingly."
The area will also expand its spring lift prices. From April 4-18, a single day pass will be $24 for adults and $11 for children. There will be a 50 percent discount in multi-day passes during this time.
UTAH SKIERS HONORED - Two Utah skiers have been awarded skiing scholarships from the Chrysler-Plymouth Ski Scholarship program.
Sandi Ferre and Mykel Donnelly, both of Park City, each received a $1,000 scholarship. They were among 25 young skiers selected from around the country.
Ferre, 17, is a Junior Olympic champion and has consistently ranked in her national age group's top five in all events. She has for several years been one of the top woman skiers in the Intermountain Division.
Donnelly recently moved to Park City from Mammoth Lakes. She was selected as a member of the 1992 Super G team and is currently ranked No. 1 in the event.
WHITE TO COACH U.S. ALPINE TEAM - Meeche White, executive director of Park City Handicapped Sports Association, will head for Schlandming, Austria, next week to coach the U.S. alpine team in the International Special Olympics.
As head coach of the team, White will coordinate duties of the eight coaches from around the country that will be working with the 28 athletes who make up the U.S. Team at this event. Skiers will compete in downhill, giant slalom and slalom. She has been working with the athletes and coaches since March of this year.
White became involved with the Special Olympics when they were held in Park City in 1985. In 1989, she was race coordinator for the International Games held in Squaw Valley, Calif.