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Far West Ski Association (FWSA)

FWSA is one of the largest associations of snowsports enthusiasts in the U.S. Through their activities and programs, they have earned the title “The Voice of the Western Skier.”

As a member of a club that belongs to a Council in the Far West family, you are automatically a member of FWSA and entitled to all the benefits.

FWSA covers twelve states with TEN regional COUNCILS with more than 150 CLUBS and a combined membership of over 50,000 skiers and snowboarders.

Upcoming FWSA Trips & Events —
June 13 – 16, 2019
Indian Wells, CA
FWSA Convention [website]
Sept 28 – Oct 12, 2019 Philippines DiveTrip [website]
Randy Lew / 530-304-0802
Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2020 Big Sky, MT [website]
Nancy Ellis / 530-414-8216

March 6 – 20, 2020

Davos, Switzerland [website]
Debbie Stewart / 559-737-0882
Mar 29 – Apr 3, 2020 Big White, Canada [website coming]
Nancy Ellis / 530-414-8216
May 28 – 31, 2020
Portland, OR
FWSA Convention [pdf coming]
Sheri Parshall / 503-706-0522
TBA 2020 Croatia [website coming]
Debbie Stewart / 559-737-0882
TBA 2021 Solden, Austria [website coming]
Debbie Stewart / 559-737-0882
Mar TBA 2021 Zermatt Resort & Spa, UT
[website coming]
Nancy Ellis / 530-414-8216

FWSA Recognition Programs
Far West Ski Association has an extensive recognition and awards program. Over the years, Pacific Rim and our members have won numerous of these Far West awards.

There are a variety of programs for individuals. Submittal deadline is March 19, 2019. Details and applications can be found at http://fwsa.org/MemberCorner/Programs/programs.html.

Far West is offering three great prizes that require some thought and work but yields a big reward.

  • Environmental Awardee wins a 5-night ski trip for two to Aspen/Snowmass, CO.

  • Western Ski Heritage Awardee wins a 5-night ski trip for two to Steamboat, CO.

  • Safety Person of the Year wins a 4-night trip for two to Telluride, CO.

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