Far West News

Thursday, March 22: SG Training Run & SkillsQuest
Friday, March 23: SG Race  & SkillsQuest

The four SkillsQuest tasks we are evaluating for this series are (same as at the Regional U 14 Champs):
Pole Jumpers
Outside Ski Turns
Pivot Slips
Free Ski Lane Changes

There is no entry fee for the Skills Quest, 1st  - 15th place will be awarded.

All competitors  are expected to be participating !!!
Locations and times will be communicated at the Team Captain’s meeting.
Please keep in mind that weather and/or snow conditions may cause a change in the schedule.

Due to current road closures and continuing snow storms the Tahoe League Champs scheduled for Saturday 3/17/18 and Sunday 3/18/18 of this weekend have been condensed to this Sunday 3/18/18.  The Sunday event will remain a Parallel Race for all age groups and the event fee for Championships will be $55.00 per athlete.  Start time will be 10:00 AM sharp! 

Be early and be ready!

With the incoming storm and the size of the field, the Saturday Heavenly SLalom has been postponed to Sunday.

2 Slalom's Sunday, March 18th! If you need to make a change to your registration please contact [email protected]

Team Captains meeting will be Saturday 24 hours later than originally scheduled in the same location.

Thank you and enjoy some powder skiing on Saturday!

The WR FIS Open Series has been moved to Squaw Valley, remaining on the same dates. The venue will be on Red Dog.
Please note that we have a quota of 50 men and 50 women so this is an open registration, no selection boards required.

Registration must be completed by Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00pm. Registration includes the completion of the online form, submission of the Squaw ROL directly to them, and a credit card authorization form if one is not already on file, or if an updated version is required. 

Please make sure you list your FIS number, not US National Number, during the registation process.

Click here to register!

Best wishes on a great series.

Due to the storm this week the committee is unable to prep the surface for the project. This year's U14 Performance Camp has been cancelled. The entries will be refunded.

Best wishes on your Divisional Championships the following weekend in Mammoth!


The camp goal is to bring together U14 athletes from the Far West Division that are not participating i nthe U14 Regional Championships, providing them the opportunity to improve their skills and to introduce our atheltes and coaches to each other and foster a healthy Far West environment.

This year's camp is being held at Northstar California and will be a two day project, March 17-18. Please review the project announcement on the U14 Schedules page. This is an open project to all U14's in the Far West Division. Registration is already open on adminskiracing.com


The Berlack/Astle Memorial Scholarship is available to U16's. 

World Cup Supply, Inc. and 1to3go are pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the 9th Annual Berlack/Astle Memorial Fast Skier Award. This season the application deadline will be April 1st 2018 with the recipients announced in early May. We encourage all coaches, program directors and academy headmasters to encourage their U16 athletes to apply.

Interested U16 athletes may find the application by visiting: www.junioralpinescholarship.com.

Download the Scholarship Announcement form here.

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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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