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February 25 - March 4, 2018 are the
dates for the FWSA trip to Alyeska, Alaska's
premier ski destination. One of the highlights
of the trip will be a stop in Anchorage to see
the ceremonial start of the Iditarod, the Fur
Rondy, and other events related to the Iditarod. There's still time to sign up for this
exciting, not to be missed trip!
ALYESKA RESORT is located 40 miles
southeast of Anchorage. The Hotel Alyeska is
a luxury ski in/ski out hotel set within the
Chugach Mountain wilderness. After a day on
the slopes you can relax in the saltwater
whirlpool. From the resort you can spot
wildlife, the tides of the Turnagain Arm, and
seven hanging glaciers.
The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a short scenic ride from The
Hotel Alyeska to the top of Mt. Alyeska. From the Tram,
you can see for miles. photo / Alyeska Ski Resort

Alyeska Ski Resort &
Attend the Ceremonial Start
of the Famous Iditarod
in Anchorage, Alaska
The 2018 FWSA
Mini Ski Week
February 25 - March 4, 2018

2019 Ski Week
Steamboat, Colorado

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, settlers came to Alaska following a gold
strike. They traveled by boat to the coastal towns of Seward and Knik and
from there, by land into the gold fields. The trail they used is today known as
The Iditarod Trail, named after the Iditarod River. The 1,000 plus mile trail
was first surveyed by the Alaska Road Commission in 1908 and is now one of
the National Historic Trails designated by the U.S. Congress. In the winter,
their only means of travel was by dog team. The Iditarod Trail soon became
the major "thoroughfare" through Alaska. The Annual Iditarod Race follows
this trail. Each team consists of 16 dogs, thus over 1,000 dogs begin this
famous race. photo / Visit Anchorage / Rebecca Coolidge, photographer

NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL

February 2 - 9, 2019
We're excited to be going to Steamboat
Resort for our 2019 North American Ski
Week. Nearly $30 million in on-mountain improvements have taken place since we last
visited Steamboat for a Ski Week. We can
look forward to enhanced terrain to challenge
all levels of ability, faster and more comfortable chairlifts, expanded culinary options, and
remodeled restaurants, high-tech snowmaking, and much, much more!
Downtown Steamboat has some new
additions, as well. Several bars, restaurants,
stores, and a new music venue were added in
spring 2014. It will be hard to recognize the
Steamboat resort and town as we last saw it!

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Summit/Mt. Werner 10,568 feet
Trails - 14% easier; 42% more
difficult; 44% most difficult
Season snowfall: 303" 5 year
average

Other Highlights:

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3,000 total acres
165 trails, including gladed tree
areas
18 lifts
3 terrain parks
Ski Base Area 6,900 feet
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n 7 nights accommodations; most
properties offer FREE parking and baggage
handling is included
n 5 or 6 day group lift ticket - adult
group rate better than senior pricing, so we'll
just sell the adult group lift ticket

n FREE public transportation
throughout Steamboat, the village area, and
downtown. Many properties include a free
private property shuttle to/from the resort
and throughout the town
n Hosted Wine Tasting/Apr├Ęs Party
at Howelsen Hill, Olympic Hall, with local
Olympic Athletes as guests
n Non-ski activities available: natural
hot springs; guided snowshoe tours; tubing;
sleigh ride to Ragnar's on-mountain
restaurant; snowmobiling; ice-skating;
cross-country ski tours; dog sledding; spa
services, and much more!

Far West Skier's Guide 2O17 - 2O18 / See the Digital Edition of the Far West Skier's Guide at www.fwsa.org.


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