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- Award Recipients Snowsports Builder Award Arthur Chelton "Shelly" Leonard,
10th Mountain Division, Ski Instructor
for University of Reno;
Vern Sprock, Former owner
Sierra Ski Ranch; and
Doug Pringle, President Disabled
Sports USA, Far West Division
Hans Georg Award - Bill Clark,
Western SkiSport Museum
Elizabeth 'Schatzi' Wood Award Nancy Ellis, FWSA VP North
American Travel Program
J. Stanley Mullin Award - Bob Ellis,
President, Far West Racing Association
Jimmie Heuga Award - Fred Noble,
Ski to Defeat ALS
Jordan-Reily Award - Judy Dorsey,
President and Principal Engineer,
Brendle Group, Colorado
Bill Mackey Award - Brandon Bang,
Director of Sales & Marketing, Big Sky
Tommi Tyndall Award - Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Terry Smith Award - Ken Kawahara, ULLR
Bill Berry Hard News Award Sylas Wright, Sports Editor, "Sierra Sun"
Warren Miller Modern Media Award William A. Kerig, Movie "Ready to Fly"
Whitney Childers, Movie "Ready to Fly"
President's Award Recipients:
Ted Ligety, US Ski Team;
Mikaela Shiffrin, US Ski Team;
Jane Wyckoff, FWSA Trustee & FWSA
Convention Chairperson; and
Catherine Ohl, FWSA Webmaster &
FWSA Awards Chair
Man & Woman of the Year:
Jennifer Milstein, Bay Area Snow
Sports Council; and
Dale Parshall, Northwest
Ski Club Council
Snowsport Celebrities Entertain & Inform
Public Affairs Panel Attendees
by Mike Sanford
Vice-President of Public Affairs, FWSA
Mike Sanford, FWSA Past President, led the morning and afternoon Public Affairs Panels
at the Far West Ski Association's Annual Convention in Reno.
The topic "Snowsports Trends + Adaptive Sports" led off the morning panel. The session
featured: Doug Pringle, President Disabled Sports USA Far West Division; Dave Ludwig, Founder
of Hope on the Slopes and Ski and Ride for a Cure; Val Rios, President Sierra Nevada Chapter
of the 10th Mountain Division Association and Past President of the 10th Mountain Division
Descendants; and Bill Clark, Executive Director, Auburn Ski Club Training Center and Western
SkiSport Museum. Topics included adaptive sports creation and support, how adaptive sporting
events have increased and how they are managed.
The session began with an extensive brief conducted by Bill Clark on the proposed construction of a new Western SkiSport Museum at the entrance of Squaw Valley Ski Resort. This
was particularly interesting to FWSA delegates because the Museum houses nearly all the historical data for FWSA, including race results and documents covering the initial stages of the
founding and development of FWSA.
The session then moved to discussions on adaptive sports and event planning, along with
information on how clubs and councils can participate, or even organize an event. Great information was provided by both Doug and Dave on their respective approaches to developing challenged skier events and the benefits provided, both financial and morale wise.
This session also covered how 10th Mountain Division veterans and descendants are carrying on the traditions of the 10th Mountain Veterans and how supporters can formally join
local groups to help support current 10th Mountain vets and survivors.
The afternoon panelists again included Bill Clark, Val Rios, Doug Pringle and Dave Ludwig.
This time they were joined by Wayne Wong, Freestyle Skier and US Ski Hall of Fame Inductee,
and Billy Kidd, a friend and frequent FWSA conventioneer. Billy is America's hero from the
1964 Olympics when he and teammate Jimmie Heuga became the first American men to win
Olympic medals in alpine skiing, a silver and bronze. The discussion soon moved to how Wayne
became a pioneer in Freestyle and his adventures leading to his world dominance of the sport.
When joined by Billy's tales of his competition experiences, including losing a race by a fraction
of a second smaller than an eye blink, the room was spellbound. Delegate attendees were held
captive by the stories and educational discussions of these two heroes of skiing. L
Program Award Recipients:
Western Ski Heritage Award Ingrid Wichen, Author, "Lost Ski Areas
of Southern California"
Safety Person of the Year - Gordon Lusk,
Northwest Ski Club Council
Charity & Community Service
Recognition - Club: Fresno Ski Club of
Central Council of California;
Council: Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs
LEFT: Sylas Wright was the recipient of the Bill Berry Hard News Award. Sylas is the Sports
Editor for the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza Newspapers. His coverage of junior
ski racing and FWSA Athletic Scholarship recipients, was especially noted in that he brought
recognition to both the sport and to deserving young athletes. RIGHT: Bill Clark, Executive Director of the Auburn Ski Club Training Center and Executive Director of the Western SkiSport
Museum, was the recipient of the Hans Georg Award. Bill initiated the display of FWSA
Award Recipients at the Museum. The Training Center is a major operation with 40 coaches
and over 250 competitors offering coaching for every Olympic on snow discipline. Presenting
the awards was Randy Lew, FWSA President.
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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