Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014 - (Page 28)

Pursue Your Passions Through The Far West Ski Foundation! by John Watson President, FWSF The Underkoffler brothers (Lukas, shown, and Cody) are with the Mammoth Mountain Race Team, live in Crowley Lake, California and are recipients of an Athletic Scholarship. photo provided by Dick Shawkey 3 Jessica Jerome, Women's Ski Jumping USA team member, takes flight at the 2013 World Ski Jumping Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. photo by Sarah Brunson/USSA 1 The most time-urgent of our passions is the competition by our lady ski jumpers in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, 2014. The team has been selected for the firstever Olympic competition in women's ski jumping. This comes four years after the jumpers were ruled out of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC. The Foundation was founded in 1964 to develop competitors for the 1968 Olympics and our efforts since 2010 represent a return to these roots. Training has started and a number of jumping events are in front of them before they get to Sochi. They are Ready to Fly! Almost all of these jumpers live and train in Park City, so these are Far West athletes. The directors of the Far West Ski Association and Foundation have launched the drive for organized skiing with $2,000 to WSJUSA (the USA organization for lady jumpers). But, the jumpers have a target of $100,000. Make your investment now, using the methods in the "how to contribute" box on the next page. 2 Our passion is for on-snow rehabilitative activities because they can have the greatest beneficial impact today within the snowsports community and can introduce persons with new injuries to commence a program of skiing as a major element of their restoration to activity. Their successful use of adaptive skiing and recreation will have a lifelong impact on snowsports. If they can do this, they can do anything. And, we're all the better for it. This is one of four major missions of the Foundation. We're aiming for annual events having the greatest impact to enable disabled skiers and then getting them on the hill to ski with all skiers. Another of our passions with lifelong impact on snowsports is the Athletic Scholarship Program, which FWSF augments along with FWSA funds with grants to racing teams hosted at ski areas. These teams provide logistics, guidance and coaching for their group of competitors. What makes this program different from training skiers for the national teams are the Foundation objectives for these junior racers. The Foundation is looking forward to these racers becoming positive leadership forces in their community and in snowsports. Advancing to the national team level would be a bonus. These under-18 athletes are selected from many applicants on the basis of athletic performance, scholarship and community service (as well as need). They are an investment in the future of snowsports and its role in communities. MIDDLE PHOTO: The Far West Ski Foundation dedicates itself to assisting adaptive snowsport programs like the ones offered by the United States Adaptive Recreation Center. The USARC has earned a national and international reputation as a model program in adaptive outdoor recreation for both winter and summer activities. USARC personnel have served in training programs throughout the United States and the world. photo courtesy of USARC, Bear Mountain, CA 28 Far West Skier's Guide 2O13 - 2O14 / See the Digital Edition of the Far West Skier's Guide at www.fwsa.org. http://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
Council Information
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
FWSA Communications
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
Lodging Options
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