JUNEAU - Robert C. "Bob" Janes Sr. is this year's recipient of the Juneau Ski Patrol's Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller Award.
A member of the ski patrol since 1965, Janes served as director from 1970-73, and region director from 1977-83. He currently serves as the Alaska division legislative liaison.
Janes became an auxiliary patroller in 1994 and last year devoted 210 hours to on-hill duty and 50 hours to off-hill duty. He is an outdoor emergency care instructor trainer and a Level II avalanche instructor.
He has come close to winning top honors on two other occasions, according to Sean Edwards, Southeast region director, Alaska Division, National Ski Patrol. In 1986, he was chosen as a runner-up for the ski patrol's Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller Award. That same year, the patrol established a 20-year service award in his name.
Janes is the historian for the ski patrol and the Juneau Ski Club, is a PSIA-certified adaptive ski instructor, and the director for the Lions Club Disabled Ski Program at Eaglecrest.