Hugh Evans - Sport Builder - 2016

While many will tout Evans’ war record, and it is notable history, including being awarded the Silver Star for valor, he is also one of the pioneers of Colorado skiing from a time when the purpose of skiing was much greater than recreation.  The development, testing and practical application of equipment and techniques conducted in wartime directly influenced skiing development in peacetime. His experience, success and drive have allowed Evans to inspire and provide opportunity for others to enjoy the mountains.  By helping to develop and direct the 10th Mountain Division Hut and Trail system, and administer programs and funding through the 10th Mountain Foundation, he and others have opened up the backcountry to all ages and abilities.