Far West News

Congratulations to the 11 athletes that have met criteria for the Far West PACE Team and the 7 have that met criteria for the Far West Ski Team for the 2018 season. 

FW PACE Team Criteria (click here to see the 11 PACE Team Athletes)

  • Men: less than 60 points in one discipline
  • Ladies: less than 70 points in one discipline
  • participating in a FW program, including college programs
  • must hold an F or X membership 

FWST Criteria (click here to see the 11 FWS Team Athletes)

  • Men: less than 70 points in two disciplines
  • Ladies: less than 80 points in two disciplines
  • participating in a FW program, no collegiate programs
  • must hold an F membership
  • additional qualifications: WR JR Champs overall winner; U16 Jr Champs discipline or overall winner

Benefits to these teams

  • comp entries and lifts to designated Far West events
  • Far West Pass to participating FW ski areas
  • FWST athletes receive Far West Clothing
  • day for day credit towards the Elite Spring Series (held in Mammoth this year)

These teams are designed to honor low point athletes, along with providing them benefits to race at the Far West races, helping create rabbits as our athletes strive to be the best they can. Funding for this program is provided by the Far West Board of Directors. Thank you to these athletes for their hard work, congratulations and best wishes on an outstanding 2018 Season!

The first set of selection boards are now open for the 2018 season. 
Registration open 11.20.17
Registration closes 11.22.17 at 5:00pm
All athletes, selections and alternates, must complete their registration by 5:00pm on the 22nd. A completed registration includes 
-cc authorization form
-mountain liability form

Many details of the process are listed on each genders selections page!
Selections are linked on the U19+ schedule and results page.
Questions? Contact your head coach or the Far West Office.

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Far West Scholarship Recipients

Van Ruiten Scholarship of $1000 to AJ Hurt
The Van Ruiten Scholarship is funded by the Far West Board of Directors in memory of Dave Van Ruiten

Matthew Trabert Scholarship of $500 to Maureen Lebel
The Trabert Scholarship is funded by donations made to the Trabert Scholarship fund in memory of Matthew Trabert

Bobbie Sprock Scholarships of $250 each to Cheyenne Brown, Jillian Ferre, Zazie Huml, Cole Matteson, Charlie Regelbrugge, Matthew Smallhouse and Sophia Staudenmayer
The Sproc Scholarship is funded by the Sprock memorial fund in memory of Bobbie Sprock












The Far West Masters raise funds annually, which they award to Far West junior racers with talent, an exemplary work ethic and financial need. To insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient's "account."

The attached items are for sale through the Far West Masters Scholarship program. All funds return to the scholarship program.

Click here to view items for sale!

The Fundraising Chair seat is currently open and a great way for you to get involved with the fundraising operations of Far West Skiing!

This position is charged with seeking to raise funds for FWS. The Fundraising Chair develops and implements a program of corporate and/or individual sponsorships of FWS activities, plans and carries out other fundraising activities, , and/or other projects or events as requested by the FWBOD, including marketing, advertising and outreach.


Please contact the Far West Office by August 15th if you are interested in this position.


With the holidays right around the corner, what better gift to give your favorite skier or snowboarder than life saving Global Rescue coverage? As you know, Global Rescue is the official provider of medical evacuation for the U.S. Ski Team, USSA, and several other snow sports organizations worldwide. Whether you are skiing competitively or for fun, Global Rescue is prepared to respond to emergencies large and small. Memberships begin at $119. For more information, visit our partner site at www.globalrescue.com/partner/fwskiing


Mission Statement

Promote the skiing development of young athletes from all clubs in the Far West with the objective of placing elite competitors onto the US Ski Team. 'Alpine Athlete competencies' as developed by USSA will be used as a guideline.

  • Promote alpine competition in Far West from entry level, club level and elite level.
  • Provide financial support to athletes, coaches and development projects.
  • Maintain a structure that will support the needs of Far West clubs, athletes, coaches and general membership.


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