Harold M. Horiuchi - 1988

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1920, Harold Horiuchi came to Colorado in 1950 to pursue his love of skiing after surviving combat in World War II.Clouds move into Central Colorado, bump into the Rocky Mountains, and dump a few feet of new champagne powder snow. This is Harold’s calling. He is infamous for taking "trail checks" in the trees after a fresh blanket of powder, coming out of the trees with a broad smile on his face. He has been a Volunteer Ski Patrolman at Winter Park since 1951, was Patrol Leader in 1963-64, and was advisor to the Junior Patrol. He was also a member of the Tyrol Ski Club from 1950-60, serving as their President in 1955.Harold has lent his talents and energies to improving the organizational aspects of both recreational and competitive skiing. He became a Certified Official for races, conducted classes for the certification of Race Referees and official timers throughout the Rocky Mountain Ski Association, served as an Official Timer at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, and instigated sanctioned racing at Winter Park. He coauthored and edited a book entitled Manual Timing which was used extensively throughout the USHarold was an active member of the Ski Club Zipfelberger, served two terms as President of the Rocky Mountain Ski Association in 1959 and 1960, received a National Ski Association citation for Distinguished Service in 1961, and received the Rocky Mountain Halstead Memorial Award in 1962.Harold passed away March of 2014.