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tions for Bend/La Pine and Redmond Schools. Mt. Bachelor generously donates ALL Ski-forSchools revenue back to the Foundations, raising more than $135,000 to benefit local schools over the last seven years. In addition, Mt. Bachelor supports Riders For The Cure, Oregon Special Olympics Winter Games, Stuff The Bus food drive, Shred Camp with U.S. Ski Team member Laurenne Ross and National Ski Safety Week with a focus on chairlift safety for kids. Mt. Bachelor has been at the forefront of the environmental movement within the ski industry. Over the past decade, they have developed a strong environmental presence that has brought them to a leading position within the industry. This year and for the past several years, the Ski Area Citizen's Coalition recognized Mt. Bachelor as one of the top 10 environmentally conscious resorts in the U.S. Mt. Bachelor's continued support of the Far West Ski Association has remained solid. Mt. Bachelor ranks high among our industry partners in their financial support of the As- Randy Lew presented the Bill Mackey Award to Brandon Bang from Big Sky. Sebastian Diaz / Sebastian Diaz Photography Brandon Bang Receives Bill Mackey Award by Gloria Raminha & Randy Lew Brandon Bang, Director of Sales and Marketing for Big Sky Resort, Montana, received the Far West Ski Association's Bill Mackey Award for outstanding service to the skiing public by a ski area employee. This award was presented to Brandon at the annual FWSA Convention in Reno. Brandon has been working in the ski industry for over 20 years. Skiing, golf, great friends and the love of the mountain are the reasons he is a very happy long time local to sociation's programs. This year's Convention will mark Mt. Bachelor's 28th year of participation in our Silent Auction. It is in support of FWSA's sponsorship program, Mt. Bachelor sets an industry standard of excellence. In 2007 they hosted the Far West Racing Association (FWRA) Championships. In 2008 Mt. Bachelor provided the beverage for the Awards Banquet. In 2008, together with Sunriver Resort, they hosted the Far West Ski Association Winter Board of Director's meeting. Since 2009 they have sponsored the Pool Party at the Annual FWSA Convention, and they attempt to out do themselves each year. In 2012 they brought in a mechanical bull for the Pool Party! Since the 2010 Convention they have co-sponsored the Multi-Media Presentation with Sunriver Resort. For its outstanding support of the snowsports public and Far West Ski Association, councils and clubs, Mt. Bachelor embodies the spirit of the Tommi Tyndall Award and is highly deserving of recognition as this year's recipient. L L Big Sky. He started his career at Big Sky after receiving a double major in marketing and management from the University of North Dakota. During his years at Big Sky, Brandon has worked at the front desk, accounting, reservations and managerial roles before beginning his sales career at Big Sky as National Sales Manager in 1998. In 2008 Brandon was promoted to Director of Sales. Under Brandon's marketing leadership, Big Sky has been a long time supporter of the Far West Ski Association and at the 2009 FWSA Convention, Big Sky received the Tommi Tyndall award. In January of 2009, Far West Ski Week was held at Big Sky. This event was successful from the first sales presentation to planning to check-in to the on mountain activities, due primarily to Brandon's involvement in every aspect of the ski week. Brandon's intimate knowledge of the resort, positive attitude, big smile, handshakes and hugs shows he is genuinely friendly to all who are around him. All aspects of the trip (lodging, skiing, racing, parties, food, etc.) were outstanding. In December of 2012, on the day of his 20th Anniversary at Big Sky Resort, Brandon was promoted to the Director of Sales and Marketing. Because of Brandon Bang's continued and long-term efforts on behalf of Far West Ski Association, our clubs and councils, and his outstanding support of the snowsport community, he is truly deserving of the Bill Mackey Award. L L Door Prize Donors: Convention 2013 Beaver Creek Beaver Run Resort Central Oregon Visitors Association Chaos Copper Mountain Great Basin Brewing Company Keystone Ski Resort Monterey Ski & Social Club Nautic Adventures Pole Clips Powderhorn Mountain Reno-Sparks Conv.ention and Visitors Authority Scheel's Sporting Goods, Reno Ski Utah Smith Optics Swany The Cruise Company Milestones: Convention 2013 5 Year Award Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge Coast Blackcomb Suites - Whistler El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa 10 Year Award Brundage Mountain Ski Resort Resorts of the Canadian Rockies The Lodge at Whitefish Lake 15 Year Award Jackson Hole Resort Lodging Red Mountain Resort 20 Year Award Copper Mountain Ski Resort Aston Lakeland Village Snakedance Condominiums 25 Year Award Aspen Skiing Company Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Sun Valley Ski Resort Taos Ski Valley Far West Skier's Guide 2O13 - 2O14 33

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