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Squaw Valley: Mountain Manager Jimmy King awarded

Congratulations to Squaw Valley Mountain Manager, Jimmy King, who was awarded the Dave McCoy Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday by Ski California. Jimmy started at Squaw as a seasonal lift operator in November 1973. From the start, his talent and dedication to the mountain were apparent. During a job interview for his first year-round lift maintenance position with Alex Cushing, Jimmy made a strong impression and was hired on the spot. From there, he went on to build chairlifts with Hans Burkhart, mastered how to drive the grooming machines on some of Squaw’s steepest routes and became our official Mountain Manager in 1991. For over four decades, Jimmy has worked tirelessly in every aspect of Squaw Valley operations, all while looking out for the safety of his crews and colleagues above all else. Jimmy, thank you for all that you have done (and continue to do) to keep the bull wheels turning!

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