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Sports America
Tours Recognized
with Tommi Tyndall
Award

Sports America Tours received the Far
West Ski Association's Tommi Tyndall
Award, presented to a ski area or tour operator that has made a distinguished contribution
to skiing. The award was announced at the
FWSA Convention in Boise. Accepting the
award was Mike Hibbard, Owner.
Sports America Tours was founded by
Mike Hibbard in 1976, and has grown over the
last 41 years to be one of the largest ski tour
companies in the United States. Mike started
the company on a bet from one of his employers, who told him he didn't have what it takes
to run a business. He was determined to not
only start his own company, but was determined to be successful with the business, that
became Sports America Tours.
Sports America Tours has been heavily
involved with the ski market and airlines since
the opening. The group coordinators from
Sports America go above and beyond supplying just a ski trip. Their objective is to assist
groups improve their marketing capabilities to
help increase their trip size. The company employees have a great understanding of how airlines affect the ski industry, since they have a
background of working with them for 41
years.
Sports America Tours has provided a

by Nancy Ellis and
Gloria Raminha

Mike Hibbard, Owner of Sports America
Tours, is presented with the Tommi Tyndall
Award by Steve Coxen, FWSA President.

guest speaker for the National Ski Council
Federation, Mountain Travel Symposium, and
for many councils and ski clubs across the
country on the subject of group travel.
Sports America Tours was the tour operator for the 2012 FWSA Ski Week to Jackson Hole, 2013 FWSA Ski Week to Aspen/
Snowmass, 2016 Crested Butte Mini Trip,
2017 Ski Week to Breckenridge, and will be
the tour operator for the 2018 Alyeska/Iditarod Mini Trip. They partnered with Kenwood Vineyards and Korbel to sponsor the
Jackson Hole Ski Week banquet; a wine and
cheese tasting event at Aspen/Snowmass Ski
Week; and were the wine sponsor for the
Breckenridge banquet.
Sports America Tours has been a Silent
Auction participant at the Far West Convention since 2000. In addition, they have sponsored banquet wine service and Friday night
wine for several years, as well as beer service
at last year's Saturday luncheon.
We recognize Sports America Tours for
their continued long-term support of the skiing public, ski industry, and Far West Ski Association and its councils and cubs. Sports
America Tours embodies the spirit of the
Tommi Tyndall Award, and is deserving of
recognition as this year's recipient. ss

2017 FWSA Convention Sponsors
by Jeannine Davis / Silent Auction Chair, FWSA
Debbi Kor / Vice President - Marketing, FWSA
n Gold Sponsor
Boise Convention & Visitor's Bureau
n Silver Sponsor
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
n Bronze Sponsor
Ski Idaho / Idaho Ski Area Association
n Delegate Tote Bags
Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & Suites
n Neck Wallets
Ski Dazzle
n Delegate Book Printing
Holidaze Ski Tours
n Wine Wobble & Pub Crawl
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp.
n A Taste of Idaho
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
n Rafting on the Payette River
Brian Head Resort
n Michael German Memorial
Golf Tournament
Dennis Dillon Auto Group
n A Day on the Mountain
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
n Boise Green Belt & Nature
Center Bike Tour
Limelight Hotel, Ketchum

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n Fountain Party
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Commercial Tire
n Beverage Donors
Payette Brewery
Proletariat Wine
n Silent Auction Welcome Party
Aspen Skiing Company
Snowmass Tourism
n Silent Auction Welcome Party Beverage Hosts
Sun Valley Ski Resort
Telluride Ski Resort
n Silent Auction Musical Entertainment
Bogus Basin Ski Club
n Continental Breakfast
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
n Saturday Luncheon
Vail Resorts
n Luncheon Beverage Hosts
Big Sky Resort
Sports America Tours
Ski.Com
Copper Mountain Ski Resort
n Keynote Speaker Presentation
BikeTours.com

n Awards Banquet Beverage Hosts
Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
SkiGroup.net
n Awards Banquet &
Musical Entertainment
Ski Idaho / Idaho Ski Area Association
n Sunday Brunch
Brundage Mountain Resort
n Far West Councils' Man &
Woman of the Year
Big White Ski Resort
n Far West Athletic Scholarship Program
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Grouse Mountain Lodge
Schure Sports, Inc.
n Western Ski Heritage Award
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
n Safety Person of the Year
Telluride Ski Resort
Mountain Lodge Telluride
n Environment Award
Aspen / Snowmass
n Far West Convention Host Hotel
& Convention Center
The Grove Hotel, Boise
Boise Centre

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