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FWSA is very proud to have so many clubs and councils actively supporting a huge variety of charities. To recognize our ski clubs and ski councils' efforts, the Far West Ski Association established the "Charity and Community Service Recognition" program seven years ago. By openly recognizing so many groups of our FWSA family annually at the FWSA Convention, we also hope to encourage others to become more involved with charity activities and donations. FWSA and its 11 participating ski councils have always been committed to supporting charitable giving and volunteerism. Through these generous donations and volunteer services of our individual members in clubs and councils, we hope to enhance the quality of life within our communities. This year, for the first time, we have two separate categories of recognition: Our most outstanding ski clubs and our most outstanding ski councils. Four ski clubs and three councils took the time to apply for this wonderful "Charity and Community Service Recognition". Congratulations to the members of these clubs and councils, their presidents, and their charity program organizers. These are wonderful groups selflessly supporting many charity activities. The decision to pick the best of the best is always a challenge for our judges. Congratulations to Fresno Ski Club of Central Council of California for winning the 7th annual FWSA "Charity and Community Service Recognition". The winning club received a $300 FWSA check, which Fresno Ski Club donated to one of their favorite charities, Special Olympics of Northern California. This past year, Fresno Ski Club members were involved with many wonderful community programs. As described by president Scott Knutson: "Members volunteered as coaches during the Special Olympics Winter Games at our local ski resort, China Peak. Coaches were responsible for their athletes from the time they arrived at the resort, during warm-up runs, on-mountain lunch, during races, and assisting back to the bus with all their equipment, hopefully! Our volunteers enjoyed the honor of medaling the winners at their awards dinner. All those who participated agreed the experience was priceless! We definitely have established a lasting relationship with Special Olympics beyond the event. All volunteer members have expressed interest in continuing working with the athletes during the summer, as they pursue 'break the barriers', swimming, bowling, etc." Another charitable event for Fresno Ski Club is the annual Live & Silent Auction held at the Shriners Hall to provide funds to trans- FWSA Ski Clubs & Councils Continue Generous Charity Support by Sigrid Noack Charities and Our Community Chair, FWSA The Unrecables are the Los Angeles chapter of Disabled Sports USA. The club schedules a trip to Mammoth Mountain one weekend a month during ski season. The Wooley Mammoth joined a blind skier and guides on the slopes. photo provided by Sigrid Noack port children to the hospital for treatment. "Help a Hero" is another charity, which Fresno Ski Club members enjoy supporting by sending care packages to our troops in Afghanistan, through the Palmisano Care Package Project. They sent hand warmers, foot warmers, body warmers, knit hats, and playing cards, as a moral boost and to keep our troops warm! Yet another major charity event for this ski club was the annual Ski Swap & Sale, now in its 40th year! Funds raised were donated to Special Olympics. This year, the event exploded into a Community Ski Fair, with booths set up by many other groups: China Peak, Badger Pass, REI, Sunglass Hut, Scottish Rite, Pet Rescue, and a mini theatre showing ski movies and club activities! Members also designed special clocks to donate to China Peak Ski Resort. The clocks had three logos: US Forest Service, China Peak Resort, and Fresno Ski Club. What a great way to continue good will between their ski club, the local resort and the Forest Service. The Fresno Ski Club has only 139 members! What an amazing group of people. Thank you and congratulations to Fresno Ski Club members for doing such phenomenal charity work. The winner of our new FWSA Ski Coun- cil Recognition is Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs. Thank you for supporting so many charities. A very special thank you to LAC for donating their $100 FWSA check to their favorite charity "The Unrecables, Los Angeles Chapter of Disabled Sports USA". At the annual FWSA Convention, the top three clubs and the top council winners are asked to prepare a photo display board to show our delegates and industry friends just how much FWSA members care, and how much we do for others! The charity display boards were very impressive. A big thank you to our club finalists for all their involvement with charitable organizations. Modesto Ski Club of Bay Area Snow Sports Council donated their $100 check to the American Heart Association, and Single Ski Club of Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs donated their $100 award to the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. Congratulations and a great big THANK YOU to all the applicants and to the club members who work so hard to support their favorite charities. Thank you also to the other club and councils, who are very much involved with community service activities and took the time to apply for this special FWSA recognition: Torrey Pines Ski Club of San Diego Council of 42 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