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FROM LEFT: River rafting on the Truckee River was a popular event. photo provided by Dana Rains, 'keystone Resort Silent Auction Bid Runners were from the Disabled Sports USA Far West Snowsports Program. Beach Party attendees were busy getting signatures for their beach balls. photos by Sebastian Diaz / Sabastian Diaz Photography Mountain Magic Moments at the 81st Annual FWSA Convention by Jane Wyckoff Convention Chair, FWSA ABOVE: On Friday evening, Silent Auction attendees visited industry booths and mingled with friends at the Welcome Party hosted by Ski Dazzle. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet resort representatives, learn about different resorts and make decisions about future club travel plans. LEFT: The guitarist is from the band "One Track Mind". The band provided the musical entertainment for the Saturday Awards Banquet. The leader of this band is Warren Martineau, from Forest Suites Resort in South Lake Tahoe. The 81st Annual Far West Ski Association Convention held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada, June 6-9, 2013 was one for the record books. Our host, Bay Area Snow Sports Council, did an outstanding job in drawing a large attendance. From the Thursday evening River Walk Pub Crawl to the closing gavel on Sunday, there were many educational and fun activities, special guests and Mountain Magic Moments to remember. Our kick-off event was the Thursday evening River Walk Pub Crawl along the historic Truckee River. Golf enthusiasts had an early start on Friday morning for the 7th Annual Michael German Memorial Golf Tournament held at the LakeRidge Golf Course, with breathtaking views of Reno and the surrounding mountains. The adventurous packed their gear and participated in the White Water Rafting Trip down the Truckee River or ventured off on a hike along the Tahoe Rim Trail to the Mt. Rose Summit. Those who wanted a more relaxing day had a spa treatment with luncheon in a cabana by the spacious pool at the Grand Sierra Resort, or a "Fun Day" featuring Miniature Golf, Bowling and Pai Gow Lessons. A late afternoon "beach party" was held at the Grand Sierra beach adjoining the outdoor pool, hosted by Central Council, complete with a beach ball signage competition for prizes. On Friday evening a Ski Club Happy Hour preceded the 28th Annual Silent Auc- tion with close to $100,000 in ski, sport and adventure packages, plus equipment up for bid. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the Disabled Sports USA Far West SnowSports Program. Volunteers from DSUSA served as bid runners for the event. After a brief, opening General Session, Saturday's programs featured the Travel Expo, two new modules of the Snowsports Leadership Academy, Public Affairs Panels, a Far West Racing Association meeting, and an Outstanding Club / Council Recognition Programs panel. Industry partners presented bids for Far West Ski Week 2015 and judges convened to interview honorees for the Councils' Man and Woman of the Year recognition program. A Multi-Media Presentation followed the 3O 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