George Tormey Award
George Tormey was born in Wakefield, R.I. in 1955. After moving to Randolph, Vermont and with the encouragement of his father, George became a top alpine racer – notching off collegiate and NorAm wins on his way to the Johnson State College hall of fame. He then became a well-known skier in the Stowe area – coaching for the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club with stints on the US Ski team as well. In 1987 George went to work for the K2 Ski Company, testing and developing the newest K2 skis. While at K2 George became the beloved rep to many aspiring ski racers and is fondly remembered for all the helpful words of encouragement he doled out in times of need. Not only was George an extremely successful ski racer and coach, but he also had a passion and drive for competing in trials biking.
The George Tormey Award is presented to an athlete who excels at a second sport and best displays a strong work ethic, strong character, and a deep love of sport.