Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014 - (Page 14)
Ski Shows are great places to buy or sell used equipment. The 2013 Ski Show
schedule appears on page 54. photo courtesy of Ski Dazzle
Ski Season - 2014:
Ready or Not, Here We Come
by Debbi Kor
Vice-President of Marketing, FWSA
When the skis are put to rest,
Après Ski activities begins on the
Aspen Ski Week. photo by Ken Calkins
Summer is winding down, and I'm sitting at my desk writing this article about an exciting
new ski season about to happen in just a few short months. Soon, we'll be packing away the
shorts and sandals, paddle boards and bikes, replacing them with snow pants and parkas, skis
and snowboards. Boy how time flies! With that said, you'd best go through your closet and
throw out the mothballs. Shake out the ski sweaters, long-johns and turtlenecks, because we're
going for a ride down the slopes of some of our favorite mountains.
Let's hope that 2014 will be a stellar year with more snow than we know what to do with!
We'll be anxiously awaiting the annual Warren Miller movie to get our clubs all psyched up,
heading to our local ski shows and ski swaps to check out some new gear, and preparing ourselves for another fantabulous year! We'll be looking for that chance to escape to a wonderful
winter wonderland, which could include a trip to Aspen/Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Sun Valley,
Telluride, one of the fine Utah resorts, the Lake Tahoe area, Canadian resorts and others.
Our clubs and councils travel to many destinations. Whether we go internationally, or
choose one of our favorite US destinations, we have a lot to choose from. Information on FWSA
trips can be found elsewhere in this issue. It should be a great year, indeed!
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the many opportunities that Far West Ski
Association provides our members, be certain to visit our website - www.fwsa.org and check
out the many offers available through our Member Benefits program. We have 17 wonderful
lodging partners who have generously offered discounted rates for our members, including Hilton
Homewood Suites in Jackson Hole, long-time partner Columbine Inn & Conference Center in
Taos, Phoenix Inn & Suites in Bend, Oregon, and our newest lodging partner, Casa Alpina in
Rossland, B.C. We also have a host of ski shops and services offering reduced prices on ski
rentals and transportation, such as Ski Set, located in 750 rental shops worldwide, as well as
Ski 'N See in Utah. To get around in Park City, give the Transportation Network a call, or in
Steamboat, call Go Alpine to receive 15% to 20% off the shuttle service from the airport. We
also have a new adventures' partner, Nautic Adventures, providing us a 25% discount off their
"Pro Deal" on sailing adventures in the Caribbean, the Greek Isles, and in the San Juan Islands.
Also see the digital only insert found at www.fwsa.org. Check them out!
Our sponsors were out in full force this year, for the 81st Annual Far West Ski Association
Convention in Reno. Aspen/Snowmass - sponsors of the Annual Far West Safety Award; Big
White Ski Resort - sponsor of the Far West Council's Man and Woman of the Year Award; Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation - sponsor of the Western Ski Heritage Award; and Grouse
Mountain Lodge and Whitefish Mountain Resort - sponsors of the Far West Athletic Scholarship
Program. We've come to know all of these folks through their continued support and commitment to FWSA, and our many wonderful programs. For this, I would like to extend my sincerest
thank you! If it weren't for these sponsors, all of our event sponsors, and the large number of
industry friends who participate in the Silent Auction and Travel Expo each year, we would
not be able to put on the fantastic convention that we do! We enjoy hosting you each year at
our Annual Convention, and look forward to seeing you in Bend, Oregon - June 12-15, 2014.
If you are a vendor and would like to join FWSA as a Member Benefits Partner, or get involved in a sponsorship with our organization, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
check our website at www.fwsa.org/members corner/benefits. L
Far West Skier's Guide 2O13 - 2O14 / See the Digital Edition of the Far West Skier's Guide at www.fwsa.org.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014
Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014
Board of Directors, Trustees
President’s Message: FWSA is on the Move!
FWSA Committee Chairmen and Other Representatives
FWSA Presidents Gather at 2013 Convention
FWSA Council Services Supports Clubs
National Ski Council Federation Brings Councils & Clubs Together Nationwide
FWSA Membership: Through Clubs or Direct
FWSA Direct Member Application Form
Order Form / Far West Skier’s Guide
Ski Season - 2014
FWSA Travel Program
FWRA Board of Directors
FWRA League Race Chairs
Why Do We Race?
FWRA Race Schedule
The FWSA Athletic Scholarship Program Helps Junior Racers
Pursue Your Passions Through the FWSF
Hope on the Slopes Events
Winter Trails Day
FWSA 81st Annual Convention - Mountain Magic Moments - Recap
FWSA 2013 Convention Sponsors
FWSA Industry Award Winners
Convention Door Prize Donors & Milestones
2013 FWSA Councils’ Man & Woman of the Year
Silent Auction & Travel Expo Participants - 2013
2013 FWSA Convention Award Recipients
Snowsports Celebrities Entertain & Inform
Candace Cable, Keynote Speaker
FWSA Safety Person of the Year
FWSA Western Ski Heritage Award
FWSA Snowsports Builder Awards
FWSA Ski Clubs & Councils Continue Generous Charity Support
FWSA 82nd Annual Convention - Volcanic Paradise - Bend, Oregon
FWSA 83rd Annual Convention - Salute to San Diego
Twelve Resorts / One Pass
Public Affairs - 2013 Update
The Road to Sochi
Regional Ski Shows
High Hopes Exist for an Olympic & Far West History Museum in Squaw Valley
Zermatt: Where Legends Meet!
Has Technology Made Skiing Safer?
How Well Do You Know Your Resorts?
A Visit to the 2013- 2014 Digital Edition Only Insert
FWSA Council & Club Information
Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014