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Bay Area Snow
Sports Council
The Bay Area Snow Sports
Council (BAC) is a very active
part of the Far West Ski Association and the National Ski Council
Federation (www.skifederation.
org). Our focus is Having Fun.
One might ask, "Who should join a
BAC club?" A very simple answer
is YOU! We welcome snowboarders, skiers, cross country,
people who enjoy snow shoeing
and those who prefer non-snow
social activities.
Bay Area Snow Sports Council has fun doing a variety of club
and council activities on and off
the snow.
The BAC has 26 active member clubs based in the greater San
Francisco Bay area which extends as far north as the Napa
Valley, south to Monterey / Carmel and east to Modesto. We feature two separate leagues within
the BAC. Our Open League has
22 clubs and welcomes individuals, couples, families and their
children. Our Singles League is
made up of four clubs with their
full members being over 21 years
of age and must be single to initially join one of their clubs. You'll
find fun things to do all year long
with our clubs.
There is the social aspect to
the BAC clubs! Non-skiers and
non-snowboarders find their way
to our member clubs for activities
such as dancing, hiking, camping,
bike riding, tennis, golf, adventure
travel, etc. In fact, we have members who have been on all seven
continents of the world - including Antarctica!
You'll be amazed by the variety of trips available through
the BAC, our various clubs, and
the Far West Ski Association.
The locations include many Tahoe
venues, domestic locations, adventures to Europe and just
about all points on a compass.
You can find members of the BAC
going to the slopes about any
time during the winter! As an example, in 2017, we had members

Club members of the Bay Area Snow Sports Council are fortunate to be so conveniently located near the
fabulous resorts around Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley is typically on their favorite's list. Squaw Valley / Jason Abraham

skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado
and Park City, Utah, and a number of additional locations. During 2018, already scheduled are
trips to Banff, Canada and Park
City, Utah, plus other locations.
Another wonderful part of
the BAC clubs and our members
is how we volunteer our time
and energy through community
outreach and fund raising programs. Our main benefactors are
Achieve Tahoe (Formerly DSUSA)
and the Far West Ski Foundation
Scholarship program. Over the
years, we have raised over
$395,000 for their program! On
August 12, 2017, we held our
12th Annual BAC / DSUSA Oakland A's Baseball Game, Tailgate
BBQ and Fireworks event. Members of the BAC, their friends and
families, had a great night. There
were almost 40 of us enjoying the
incredible experience at the Oakland Coliseum. Thank you to the
Oakland A's Baseball Organization and Vail Resorts for supporting this spectacular evening!
The history of the Bay Area
Snow Sports Council is just as
amazing as what is taking place
today. In mid-1940, the Bay Area
Ski Federation was organized
"For the welfare of Bay Area Skiers"
and voted to join Far West Ski
Association as the Bay Area
Council (BAC) of Ski Clubs in 1961.

To embrace all snow sports
activities, the current name of the
BAC is "Bay Area Snow Sports
Council". During all four seasons
our BAC clubs are very active!
The Singles League holds
an Annual Snow Ball in November to celebrate the coming winter sports season. This year, we
are having our 41st Anniversary
of this gala event! The evening
consists of a wonderful black tie
optional dinner/dance along with
a silent auction and an amazing
raffle. Our auction and raffle
would not be possible without
the tremendous support we receive from the ski industry and
resorts!
The leadership of the BAC
is very lucky to have our clubs
and their members associated
with us along with having the
Lake Tahoe area in our "backyard". Our members are amazing,
and the amount of history and
diversity of local places to ski /
snowboard is a true gift.
Our Recreational Race Schedules for 2017 - 2018 will be featuring Alpine Meadows, Sugar
Bowl and Squaw Valley (venues
subject to change). In addition,
there are the Far West Championships at Mammoth Mountain.
You're invited to become one of
our "racers". Come out and have
a great time! Even if you don't

race, please join us at the slopes
during any of our on mountain
events. Cow bells are encouraged!
In our continued efforts to
share information with our BAC
members, we have a monthly
BAC General Meeting where we
welcome and look forward to
having guest speakers who talk
about their resorts, products and/
or travel opportunities. This year,
we are also putting a great deal
of energy into sharing information on how to improve our various clubs through informative
and interactive conversations! In
addition, along with Sierra Race
League & Council, we are cohosting the 86th Annual Far
West Ski Association Convention,
June 7 - 10, 2018 in Reno, and are
looking for volunteers to help
make this a fun and educational
event!
If you have any questions or
need more information about the
BAC, please contact me at
bac.president@skibac.org or look at
our website at www.skibac.org.
To our members, clubs and
those who donate and support
our efforts, I always like to say "Thank You for Being the One Who
Makes the Difference!"
Please check out one of our
clubs, come to the slopes with us
and have fun with our Volunteer
Non-Profit Organization!

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