Far West News

Welcome to the 2018 Far West Fall Convention. A weekend for all ski racing enthusiasts!

We are excited to be unveiling the Far West Development Initiative as our main focus for Coaches Education and for our Parent Sessions! This project has been under the guidance of Ron Kipp, along with Far West Program Directors and key members of the production community. A great resource and development tool for all members of the Far West from coaches to athletes to parents! This is a 'not to be missed' presentation. Coaches will have the opportunity on Saturday, November 3rd during their coaches education session, and Parents on Sunday, November 4th during parent communications session.
Age class forums will also be available on Saturday, along with the Tahoe League Coaches meeting. Updates for each age class will be presented during these forums.

Athlete assessments and parent sessions are being held on Sunday, November 4th. The move to Sunday will allow our athletes to take part in SAT testing on Saturday, in support of the Student Athlete. There will be a parent/athlete/board of directors luncheon social available, too. The assessments and parent sessions are a free event.

Officials education sessions are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday! Fees for the officials clinic is $20, to be paid only one time. Fees are being collected through our online registration system with adminskiracing. 
A guide to what you need to sign up for:
-review and update only?  Sign up for Saturday's 1pm course, "Alpine Review and Update"
-Are you a current TD? Sign up for the Saturday TD luncheon at noon and the "Alpine Review and Update" course at 1pm
-have an officials certification and want to add another certification? Sign up for the Sunday course of your choice.
-new to officiating? Download and take the CO course, email the back page into [email protected] and sign up for the Sunday course that you would like to obtain a certification in. Download your study guide and review it prior to attendance at your course. Study guides are available on the Far West Officials page. Copies will not be available at your course so please come prepared with your study guide and your US comp guide.
-new RA or TnC? then you will need to take the Saturday afternoon RA1 and the Sunday RA2 or TnC, depending on your area of focus.
If you have questions about your certification needs, contact your program director or Lucy in the Far West Office or take a moment to visit the Far West Officials page to review the articles about becoming and official and the certification route.
On time registration for Officials Education is October 30th at midnight. After this time it will be on site registration with a $10 increase.

Click here to go to the schedule and registration page.

 

Congratulations to the 18-19 Far West Ski Team, top performers during the past season.
These athletes have all competed in the Far West last season, and the men have less than 70 points in two disciplines while the ladies all have less than 80 points in two disciplines. One of the males was an event winner during the WR JR Championships and one of the ladies was an event winner at the U16 JR Championships, which makes the automatics to the Far West Ski Team.

The athletes will receive entries and lift tickets to Far West Races, a Far West Ski Team jacket and a Far West Ski Team pass that helps them with lift tickets to participating ski areas.
We look forward to seeing them throughout the season at Far West races, along with their Nor Am and beyond track!

Congratulations! Click here to view the team!

Congratulations to the 63 athletes that have qualified to the 2018 Far West Academic Team. These U16 and older athletes have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher during the Spring 2018 competition semester. Those that are denoted with a * have maintained a 4.0 or higher GPA during this time.
Far West Skiing is proud of each of these athletes academic and athletic successes in the spring of 2018! Keep up the great work.

Click here to see the name of these outstanding Student-Athletes!

Mission Statement

Promote the skiing development of young athletes from all clubs in the Far West with the objective of placing elite competitors onto the US Ski Team. 'Alpine Athlete competencies' as developed by USSA will be used as a guideline.

  • Promote alpine competition in Far West from entry level, club level and elite level.
  • Provide financial support to athletes, coaches and development projects.
  • Maintain a structure that will support the needs of Far West clubs, athletes, coaches and general membership.



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