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The NSCF holds an annual meeting each year at a different ski resort. In 2017, the meeting
was held at Sun Peaks Grand in Sun Peaks, B.C., Canada. Each of the member councils
sends a representative to gather and share information. photo / Bill Brace, Ohio Valley Ski Council
National Ski Council
Federation Brings Councils &
Clubs Together Nationwide
by Jo Simpson
Public Affairs Chair, National Ski Council Federation
Sierra League and Council, President
The Far West Ski Association and member councils and clubs are all members of the National Ski Council Federation. The Federation provides Far West councils an opportunity to
interact with ski councils in the central and eastern United States to exchange ideas and receive
valuable information for our member clubs. Membership in the Federation provides a variety
The Federation annual meetings are structured to provide a forum for council and ski
industry representatives to discuss subjects of mutual interest. The 2017 annual meeting in
September was hosted by the Sun Peaks Grand and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia.
The Federation offers members a variety of attractive discounts on items such as ski
rentals, lodging, car rentals, travel insurance and a variety of ski gear. To access the benefits
and other Federation information, ski club members can go to the Federation website
www.skifederation.org and request a password.
Ski clubs can post their trips on the website to attract new members through their trip
offerings. They can access the Members Only section to get templates for by-laws, requests
for proposal for trip bids, club officer job descriptions and other documents that clubs can
adapt to meet their unique needs.
The Federation was formed in 1999 to provide ski councils an opportunity to exchange
information and to discuss among themselves, and with the ski industry, important issues that
impact clubs and councils throughout the United States. The Federation represents 29 councils
across the United States. The councils have 640 clubs with more than 300,000 club members.
The Federation elects officers every two years. The officers elected in 2017 are: President,
Lisa Beregi (Crescent Ski Council - Eastern US); Vice President, Cheryl Mann (Texas Ski Council); Treasurer, Greg Schmid (Cleveland Metropolitan Ski Council); and Secretary, Sheri Parshall
(Northwest Ski Club Council). Like FWSA, the Federation is completely operated by volunteers.
For detailed information regarding the NSCF, including participating councils and member
resources and benefits, visit our website at www.skifederation.org. ss
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