Club Awards and Memorabilia
AND GRETEL AWARD
The Hansel and Gretel award was initiated by the los Angeles Ski Council back in the days
when a Facihing Ball was held at Mammoth Mountain. This event consisted of comicial down
hill ski races, a lot of beer drinking, a club and individual costume events and more beer drinkin.
It was a fun filled weekend. The Trophy, presented for the most active club, was won by the
Hollywood Ski Club in 1962 and 1963. The Snowbounders Ski club won the next three (3) years,
1964 Puff the Magic Dragon theme,1965 with 101 Delmations theme and in 1966 with a Screw
Driver theme, and retired the throphy. In 1967 we entered a Bowling Alley theme (named after one
of the ski runs) complete with a 6' diameter ball, 6' pins and the gutters,
CLUB EMBLEM AND PIN
The club held a contest for the design of the emblem after the name was established. The winner
(Jim Halback) who presented the winning design received a free trip to Mammoth.
Are given out with new membership.
This award is a beautiful, large trophy the recipient gets to keep in their home( and dust) for the year it
was awarded, it is passed from recipient to recipient yearly. In addition to the trophy each pecipient
is given a small wall plaque (7X9) as a memento of award and the year it was presented.
This award is considered yearly for outstanding contribution to the club member(s) who is/are
not an elected or appointed officer. As of June 2012 the award has been issued 44 times.
The award is presented (not advertised) at the annual banquet. The recipient is selected by nominations
from the membership and approved by the Board of directors . There is no requiremment to issue the
award yearly. It was first awarded in 1964. It was donated to the Club by a member impressed by the
friendship and organization of our trips.
The Award and Plaque were made or engraved by:
Allstar Awards, 606 West Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870.
Phone: 714-528-3991 Web: www.allstar-awards.com
MOST ACTIVE SKI CLUB
This award was presented to the Club by "Sierra Skiers Service" for the most bus trips arranged
through the travel agency for 1968 and again in 1969. We, as a club, had as meany as four buses going
to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area every two weeks starting in November and ending in May, sometimes
SOUTHEAST LEAGUE TROPHY
Back in the days everyone was interested in downhill racing a group of Orange County ski clubs
formed the Southeast League (now known as The Orange Council) to provide a focal point for the
area ski clubs and promote competition. The Snowbounders won the FWSA Intramural Race in the 1965/66
season for having the largest group of skiier on the course and the highest points for racer finishes.
Ski pole flags were introduced to the club in 2004.
The flags are white with the colored club emblem.
They were designed to attach to thr left hand ski
pole with velcro tape. They were given to new and renewing members
CLUB EMBLEM DECALS
Decals (3¼ diameter) were introduced to the club in 2007.
The intent was to use the decals on our ski tips, helmets,
car bumpers, ect. to help recuit new members. Orginally cost a member
$3.00/pair. Now given free of charge.
License Plate Frames:
where sold to members in pairs. We had orginally one gross of them.
Orginally cost a member $10/pair. (?)
To help advertise the club beer mugs were made availanle to the membership.
Orginal price unk.
Wine glasses were purchesed by the club for resale and use at dinner parties.
Orginal price unk.
At one time the club sold over 75 sweat shirts to members.
Orginal price unk.
Where are they now? Let me know, George.
Historic Ski Club Certificate:
Certificate awarded by Far West Ski Association in recognition that the Club
has been active for more than fifty (50) years. Club was formed in 1962