Far West Skier's Guide 2013-2014 - (Page 44)

Northwest Ski Club Council invites you to experience the Volcanic Paradise at the 82nd Annual Far West Ski Association Convention June 12-15, 2014, in Bend, Oregon. Come to Bend and see for yourself the stunning landscape of a 10,000 foot volcanoe's skyline, lumpy lava flows and crystalline lakes. This high desert wonderland awaits you! The Convention is being held at the spectacular Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center. The Riverhouse is centrally located just minutes from downtown Bend, nestled along the banks of the beautiful Deschutes River, and offers some of the finest lodging amenities in Central Oregon. Enjoy spacious rooms, indoor and outdoor heated pools, spas, saunas and an exercise room. The Crossings Restaurant offers award winning cuisine. Amenities include complimentary parking, no resort fees, and free in-room Wi-Fi. Nearby is Bend River Promenade Shopping Mall, Family Fun Center and numerous restaurants. To make your reservations call 800-547-3928 or 541-389-3111. Be sure to mention our Group Name for our special rate: Far West Ski Association 2014. The website address for The Riverhouse is www.riverhouse.com. Our FWSA room block includes both river views and non-river views. ? ? T January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month he program introduces snowsports to future generations. In January of 2013, more than 153,000 children and adults took lessons from professional instructors during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. A total of 34 states took part in the initiatives. Most offered discounted lessons, lift tickets and rental equipment. Are you already a skier or snowboarder? Then, take the Bring a Friend Challenge (bringafriend.org). You can win grand prize trips and snowsports products. For more information, go to: ? ? www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center will be the site of the 2014 FWSA Convention in Bend, Oregon. Courtesy of Central Oregon Visitors Association The 82nd FWSA Convention: VOLCANIC PARADISE June 12-15, 2014 by Mary Olhausen President, Northwest Ski Club Council, FWSA Getting to Bend is easy as you can fly, take the train or drive! Air transportation is via Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM). Four airlines fly into Redmond: Alaska, American, Delta, and United. The airport is located just 15 minutes from The Riverhouse. Rental cars and shuttle service are available at the airport. Amtrak offers the Coast Starlight rail service from many major cities, dropping you in Chemult, Oregon, 65 miles south of Bend, and busing you to the front door of The Riverhouse. Driving from any routes into Central Oregon offers great views and traveling at your leisure. Located in central Oregon, Bend is three hours from Portland, Oregon. Make plans to arrive early and stay late! Hotel rates are honored three days pre and post Convention. Take advantage of all that Central Oregon has to offer. This outdoor mecca is endless with activities: fishing, river rafting, hiking, biking, stand up paddle boarding, golfing, rock climbing, desert cave tours, canoeing, kayaking, volcano tours, shopping, photography tours, and the infamous Bend Ale Trail to sample what is fondly known as the city of "Beervana". Bend offers up 300 days of sunshine per year, so come on over to the high desert for your fill of activities, great northwest foods and chilling out! For further information on Bend and surrounding areas see Visit Bend at www.visitbend.com. Here you can plan all your pre and post convention activities. The Far West Convention kicks off on Thursday with a Ski Day on Mt. Bachelor and a Tailgater Party. Join us on this volcano for some morning skiing with friends and a great lunch. Mt. Bachelor will treat us to what spring skiing is really all about. Thursday evening we gather for the annual Pub Crawl - Bend style! Sign up early because this is always a popular event. This year, we visit the Deschutes Brewery (pictured on the next page) for our first stop for brewery tours and light dinner. Then, we will continue our way to downtown Bend where you have to opportunity to visit numerous brewpubs, galleries, and boutique/funky retail shops at your leisure. Gather at the end of the evening at McMenamin's Old St. Francis, and return to the host hotel. The Bend Downtown Association will roll out the red carpet for FWSA with their Flash Your Card Program. The 8th Annual Michael German Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday at the River's Edge Golf Course. Rated by Golf Digest as "Best Places To Play", this par-72 course was designed by golf architect Robert Muir Graves, with breathtaking scenery throughout, including majestic Deschutes River, a waterfall, and spectacular views of Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, and Smith Rock. This is a course for golfers of all skill levels even if you've never golfed before! The Smith Rock State Park Adventure Day will be an outing to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, with deep river canyons. This event will offer something 44 Far West Skier's Guide 2O13 - 2O14 / See the Digital Edition of the Far West Skier's Guide at www.fwsa.org. http://www.riverhouse.com http://www.bringafriend.org http://www.visitbend.com http://www.skiandsnowboardmonth.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