Coldstream Press wins award |

Coldstream Press wins award

Truckee-based book publisher Coldstream Press, owned by Ellie Huggins and Dan Wendin, has won two prestigious awards for its works on ski history.

Their title “Magic Yosemite Winters: A Century of Winter Sports” by Gene Rose won the prestigious 2000 Benjamin Franklin Award for the category Sports and Recreation. The award is given by the Publisher’s Marketing Association to celebrate excellence in editorial and design for titles published in 1999.

Judges come from all areas of the industry, major newspaper and trade media reviewers, bookstore and library buyers and noncompeting artists and writers.

“We were just so delighted,” Huggins said. “For small publishers, it is a prestigious award.”

Coldstream Press also publishes another Benjamin Franklin Award book, “Northwest Passages from the Pen of John Muir.”

Coldstream Press also won a 2000 ULLR Award for its three titles about ski history, “Mountain Dreamers” by Robert Frohlich, “Skiing with Style: Sugar Bowl 60 Years” by Robert Frohlich and the late Steve Humphries (former editor of the Tahoe World), and “Magic Yosemite Winters.”

The ULLR award, named for the Norse god of skiing, recognizes excellent individual contributions to the ski history record and Coldstream Press is the first publisher to be given the award. Robert Frohlich and Gene Rose have each received individual ULLR awards.

Ellie Huggins writes the company’s two successful guides, “What Shall We Do Tomorrow at Lake Tahoe,” now in its fifth edition with more than 30,000 copies sold, and the more recent “All Roads Lead to Yosemite: Where to Stay and Play In and Near the Park.”

All books are available at local bookstores or by phone and Internet from Coldstream Press at (800) 916-7450 or

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