The award will be given at the museum's annual meeting at Sugarbush Resort, Warren, Vt., Saturday Nov.17. The award recognizes a person whose life exemplifies the adage that "skiing is not just a sport, it is a way of life," and who has influenced skiing in a positive manner and enabled others to benefit from the sport. Makes you wonder, "Hey, where's my award?" After rocking the ski world in the 1952 Olympics with a gold medal run in giant slalom and a silver in slalom, Eriksen moved from his native Norway to the U.S., where he operated ski schools at Boyne Mountain, Heavenly Valley, Sugarbush, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and Park City, before settling in at Deer Valley, where he remains today.