J. Stanley Mullin, a Los Angeles attorney, was a pioneer Far West skier. As an avid competitive skier, he hiked up California's snow-covered mountains in the 1930s before the advent of ski lifts.
Stan remained a strong supporter of the Far West Ski Association, USSA, and FIS (Federation of International Skiing).
Stan was an indefatigable sportsman, mastering horseback riding, skiing, sports car racing and rowing.
He competed in the trials for equestrian jumping for the 1932 Olympic games. He was the first president of the California Sports Car Club and founded the rowing section of the California Yacht Club.
In 1939, Stan founded Southern Skis with Corty Hill, Morgan Adams Jr., Otto Steiner, A. Andrew Hauk, Paulette Goddard and others.
Stan served as FWSA secretary for two years following WWII before being elected Vice-President of NSA. In 1952, Stan joined Morgan Adams Jr., Bob Crary, Bob Cheesewright and others in financing the Mount Baldy Ski Lifts.
Stan had a long association with the Olympics, serving on the Organizing Committee for the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley and was a principal contributor to the Squaw Valley Olympic Committee, which brought the 1960 games to California.
In 1962, Stan was awarded the Blegen Award, USSA's highest award for service to the sport of skiing. He was a Vice-President of the FIS and represented USSA at FIS congresses from 1951 through 1967. He was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1973.
The J. Stanley Mullin Award is given to the Far West man who has, through efforts in ski club, council, region, national or international activities, made a decisive contribution to skiing during either the past year or in a prior year. In the early years the winner of this award was also referred to as Far West Man of the Year.