Lifestyle apparel brand Mountain Khakis, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) are honoring five member journalists with its annual Harold S. Hirsch Awards for Excellence in Snowsports Journalism.

The awards are sponsored by Mountain Khakis and will be officially presented at NASJA’s 2015 Annual Meeting to be held Feb 7-11 in Quebec City during Winter Carnival.

There are four categories for which winners were announced: features, blog, columns and video. The winners include Cindy Hirschfeld, Dan Egan, Kristen Lummis, Troy Hawks, and Jason Dodge.

Cindy Hirschfeld won the Hirsch Award in the features category.  Hirschfeld lives in Colorado and is editor-in-chief of Aspen Magazine and a freelance contributor to the New York Times.

Dan Egan and MK Ambassador, Kristen Lummis tied for a Hirsch Award in the blog Category.

Dan Egan is a New Hampshire-based producer of national and cable syndicated programs with 25 years in the action sports industry.

Kristen Lummis might be better known as ‘Brave Ski Mom, a moniker she created four years ago when she launched her blog that focuses on getting families out and about and skiing. She also writes for Club Colorado, the Official Blog of Colorado Ski Country,, Women’s Adventure Magazine, MTN Magazine and other outlets.

Troy Hawks won the Hirsch Award in the columns category

Hawks, a freelance writer and PR, communications, and content consultant based in Colorado, won the Hirsch Award in the columns category. Hawks contributes to Ski Patrol magazine, Club Colorado – The Official Blog of Colorado Ski Country,, Ski Area Management,, and others.

Jason Dodge won the Hirsch Award in the Video Category

Dodge, founder and editor of, a website highlighting skiing and riding in Michigan, won the Hirsch Award in the Video category.