The George Hufsmith Award - Alpine

Mackenzie Cross

The George Hufsmith Award

For "Love & Passion" for the Sport

Mackenzie Cross

Mackenzie is a dedicated and focused athlete who continues to make a lot of progress in her skiing. She is also a kind & funny teammate who supports a culture of respect and inclusion. She is always excited to ski everywhere on the mountain and explore. Mackenzie is passionate about meeting her goals and consistently comes to training ready to work hard and have fun. Through her racing in YSL all the way to now racing in scored events, she shows up to every competition day with the same drive and kindness. Mackenzie's passion for the sport shines through to her teammates and friends.


George Hufsmith Award “Love & Passion” for the Sports
George Hufsmith’s wish was for a scholarship to be established in his name to assist Copper Mountain Ski Team athletes who demonstrated his same “love and passion” for the sport. George was once a kid who showed some promise as an elite athlete, but because he lacked resources, he was unable to pursue his dreams. Prior to his death of rare disease, the Club had no knowledge of George, but George knew about the Team because he often skied at Copper Mountain and “loved watching the kids in the red coats training very hard.” His widow established the award in memory of George, and at one time, the award also included a scholarship for summer camps or projects.  This award is presented to 1 athlete in each discipline who has shown consistent “love and passion” for the sport.

Liam Pilarowski
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