Big White wins ski industry award for third time

Big White wins big award

Big White Ski Resort has received another feather in its cap.

Senior vice president, Michael J. Ballingall, has been awarded 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 60 years.”

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

The Bill Mackey Award is given out 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.

The Far West Ski Association represents 150 ski clubs throughout North America.

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