Our New England Ski Journal editor, Eric Wilbur, never likes it when the ski season ends. But this year, as the final runs are taken in New England, the close of ski season comes with a pleasant surprise for Wilbur: He’s won an award that recognizes him as one of the foremost ski journalists in America.
Wilbur has been honored with the Mitch Kaplan Award by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. The Kaplan Award is presented annually to someone who, the organization says, “best embodies … Mitch’s unwavering commitment to bring the joy of skiing to all and to give back to the sport that he loved so much.”
The list of former winners of the Kaplan Award includes meteorologist Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel.
Wilbur, along with Dan Egan, recently authored the book “30 Years in a White Haze,” about the evolution of extreme skiing. He has been covering the ski scene for two decades.
“No one knows the ski industry in New England better than Eric Wilbur and I am thrilled that he has been honored by his peers,” said Sean Leahy, the chief content officer at New England Ski Journal and Seamans Media.
“Readers here at Ski Journal know how much passion Eric has and how much depth he brings to his reporting. We’re lucky to have him here, and obviously his colleagues in the ski writing industry agree.”