Far West News

We are proud to announce that University of Nevada skiing has reinstated the Nevada Ski Team to NCAA Division 1! They are excited to bring back the  “Ski Ball,” Saturday, November 5th (6pm) at Winters Creek Lodge at Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe! Tickets can be purchased at the link below, either for a table of 10, or individually. 

The Event Includes:

  • Catered Meal
  • ​Live entertainment from local musician and UNR Wolf Pack Skiing Alumni Eric Andersen
  • Silent and Live Auction
  • ​Premier of "UNR Legends of the Fall-Line" film

Purchase Tickets:

Bid on Silent Auction:

Join the Facebook event:

Far West Skiing would like to congratulate the following athletes for their outstanding work in the classroom and on the hill throughout the 2022 spring semester! Each of these athletes earned a 3.5 or higher GPA and competed as a U16 or older athlete. Congratulations!!

Tatum Akers* Forest Charter Academy
Vivaan Allyene Sanford Online High School
Evi Barber* Nevada Union High School
Tyne Beckwith* Forest Charter School
Camryn Bell* Linden High School
Cameron Berg* Miramonte High School
Ben Bower* North Tahoe High School
Jacob Brown* Dimonte Ranch
Autumn Carpenter* Tahoe Expedition Academy
Candice Carroll* Sugar Bowl Academy
Regan Clute North Tahoe High School
Kole Cronin Marce Herz Middle School
Thomas Denton*  
Renzo DiGrande The College Preparatory School
Curtis Edmunds  
Maya Eisner* Dwight School
Autumn Ellingford-Rhodes* Lake Tahoe Community College
Ellie Ewing* Bishop Manogue
Elsie Fowler* Archbishop Mitty School
William Franklin* Sugar Bowl Academy
Darya Ghavami* Oak Park High School
Paya Ghavami* Oak Park High School
Alex Graham* Carden Hall
Freya Grant* Northgate High School
Sven Grant* Foothill Middle School
Adair Gress* Cunha Intermediate School
Bobbi Jo Griffin* Loyalton High School
Keene Hansford* Truckee High School
Gigi Hohenrieder Branson
Meghan Hughes* Forest Charter School
Tanner Hughes* Creekside Charter School
Prince Ilano* North Tahoe High School
Kiera Johnston Sugar Bowl Academy
Jack Lackey* Mammoth High School
David Lawrence*  
Aaron  Leopold* Sugar Bowl Academy
Rheyy Lindsey* North Tahoe High School
Jenna Lynch Mammoth High School
Jake McConnell Mammoth High School
Marian McDaniel* Granite Bay High School
Jessica McLellan Sugar Bowl Academy
David Morken* North Tahoe High School
Emma Nakazato* Monte Vista High School
Charlie Pantelick* Sugar Bowl Academy
Aidan Peterson* Forest Charter School
Dreyson Rahlves* Truckee High School
Tyler Rantz North Tahoe High School
Brenna  Ritchie* North Tahoe High School
Bryce Robb* Excel Christian School
Esme Roberts* North Tahoe High School
Kelin Ryan Galena High School
Cole Sanford* North Tahoe High School
Jackson  Sanford* North Tahoe High School
Jack Schrady* Sugar Bowl Academy
Madeleine Sloane* Forest Charter School
Sophia Slucky Laurel Springs School
Madalyn Smith* Carson High School
Sophia Sosnkowski Sugar Bowl Academy
Porter Sullivan Sugar Bowl Academy
Evelyn Tebb* Forest Charter School
Mary Teti Sugar Bowl Academy
Katherine Truax Mammoth High School
Ryan Wilson Edgeunity Virtual Academy
Charles Zaretsky* North Star Online School
*Denotes 4.0 for Spring Semester    

The Marce Herz Foundation is pleased to offer two ski racing scholarships for the current race season. There will be two (2) scholarships for Far West athletes (one to a female and to a male athlete) at $1,000 each, awarded for the 22/23 race season by the Marce Herz Foundation.  Winners will be announced no later than November 22, 2022.  Scholarship recipients will be showcased on the Marce Herz website.
To apply and learn more about this scholarship please visit https://marceherz.org/scholarships.

Completed applications are due to the Marce Herz Foundation by Monday October 24th 5:00pm.

The Marce Herz Foundation bears the name of an extraordinary individual, Marcelle (“Marce”) Barkley Herz.  Marce, a track and field world record holder, champion amateur skier, and co-founder of the Sky Tavern Jr. Ski Program, was also a teacher who believed that sports were good for everyone, but especially children, and that all children should get the opportunity to ski (and now snowboard) regardless of a child’s race or economic status.  Marce also believed in the power of sports and academics to uplift and motivate children.  She became the first woman to receive the Sportsmen (Sportswoman) of the Year Award from the Nevada Sportswriters Association.  Marce made contributions in our community to youth, teaching, journalism, skiing, sports, and the skiing community.  Once young people, particularly young women and girls, discover the life, times and achievements of Marce Herz, they are usually moved and motivated to strive for excellence.  It is a privilege to be able to provide a scholarship in her honor. 

To learn more, go to www.marceherz.org

Completed applications are due to The Marce Herz Foundation at [email protected] by Monday, October 24th at 5:00pm. Applications must be submitted via the email above. There will be two (2) scholarships (one to a female and to a male athlete) at $1,000 each, awarded for the 22-23 season by the Marce Herz Foundation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A complete application includes:

  1. Written response to Biographical Sketch listed below.
  2. Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required. One letter should be from the athlete’s club or coach. The other letter should be from a teacher, academic advisor, or community leader. Letters should focus on sportsmanship, leadership, work ethic, community service, and obstacles or personal difficulties you have overcome. Letters of recommendation from a parent will not be considered. (.txt, .doc, .docx, .jpg .pdf accepted)
  3. A copy of your most recent report card from school. If not in school, please explain your circumstances. (.txt, .doc, .docx, .jpg, .pdf accepted) 
  4. Two photos of the applicant. One head and shoulders and one action shot. (.jpg or .bmp accepted)

To be answered in essay format during the application and submitted as a Word document or as a .pdf file:

  1. Marce embodied dedication, self-discipline and integrity with her personal strengths. How do you see yourself incorporating these ideals in your life and education/athletic goals?
  2. What is it about ski racing that excites you?
  3. What are your ski racing objectives for the coming year?
  4. Ski racing is expensive for all, why are you in need of financial assistance?
  5. What else are you doing to help support your ski racing?
  6. What other funding resources do you receive through sponsorships or scholarships?
  7. Tell us of your ski racing accomplishments; include any titles, honors or special awards you have received.
  8. How do you combine education with ski racing?
  9. What are your educational goals?
  10. How do you give back to your community?
  11. In what other sports, activities or hobbies do you participate?

Applications and the information therein is for the exclusive use of the Marce Herz Scholarship Committee only and will not be used for any purpose other than the award of scholarships, except the use of photos for possible associated publication. Winners may be asked to sign a press release form.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by November 22nd. Funds for successful applicants shall be distributed by the Far West Skiing office.

**Applications must be received by the The Marce Herz Foundation at [email protected] no later than Monday, October 24th by 5:00pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.

The Men’s World Cup is coming to Palisades Tahoe February 24-26, 2023!
We are looking for volunteers!

Required Volunteer Application Form for Audi FIS Ski World Cup Palisades Tahoe-
Please click on the link below to fill out the new required form. This will help streamline Volunteer Coordination for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Palisades Tahoe. 

Thank you for your time and interest in volunteering! For additional event details checkout 

Far West Masters Scholarship Program

The Far West Masters Scholarship Program is now in our 32nd year of raising funds to benefit Far West Junior ski racers. Over that time period we have awarded more than $1,200,000 in scholarship funds. There is no overhead. We are an incorporated 501(c)(3) public charity tax exempt organization. 
Our goal is to promote academic scholarship, citizenship and leadership within the ski racing community. It is also our goal to keep athletes involved in ski racing that might not otherwise have a chance without our financial support. We believe keeping athletes involved in ski racing keeps them focused, teaches discipline and helps them to be successful in the rest of their life endeavors.

In previous years the majority of our fundraising was done at a year-end banquet/auction. However because of Covid this event will not occur this year. In its place we auction items over the internet. We have many items including training passes, race suits, helmets and others. These are items that most ski racers will be buying anyway, so please consider buying them through this program to benefit the Masters Scholarship Program

We have many items that have been donated by US Ski Team alumni of Far West as well as our local ski shops and resorts that are available for purchase to support our program. Please contact Eddie Mozen at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing or obtaining any of these items. Below is a partial list with suggested opening bids, all offers will be entertained!

1)Squaw Valley full season Masters Training pass $3450.  (Next years rack price will be more than this opening bid).

2)Mammoth season long full Masters Training pass $3000

3)Diamond Peak Masters Training pass and season ski pass $1750 (must be a NEW. full time Diamond Peak member. DPSEF Full Total package - $2250+ value!)

4) Mammoth Mountain Season Pass (non Ikon) Valid at Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain. All bids considered.

5) Footloose Mammoth: Your choice of race boot model carried by Footloose and custom fitting Value: $800

All the following items are new. The suits are all custom made for US SKI TEAM members and they tend to run 1-2 sizes SMALLER than marked. Suit value are more than $1000 each if bought at ski shop/ski online….…opening prices $350-$500

6)USST (US SKI TEAM) white, fully padded world cup SL suit size XL

7)USST (US SKI TEAM)race suit, not padded , this years Olympic Suit!! (no sponsor logos) L/XL

8)USST race suit blue Camo padded size L/XL

9)USST race suit white Snow Camo Padded XL/L

10)USST Suit green downhill size Large (2 suits available)

11)USST suit green downhill size XL/L

12) USST suit Blue Camo SL suit padded L/XL (3 suits available)

13) USST suit, Blue Camo, not padded XL

14) USST suit white Sochi Olympic suit (no logos) not padded size XL-L

15) Team Clif black light training jacket size medium $75 

16)Phenix hooded rain jacket/parka size medium. $75

17) Sweet GS helmet size L/XL Grey with MIPS.  $250

18) Sweet SL helmet size L/XL  Green with MIPS. $250

18) Uvex SL helmet size 52-55 (small/medium). $50

19)SHRED Goggles SHR-Hero mirror.  $50

20)Ski training shorts large and extra large sizes: Spyder, Head Synch brands. $40-$70

21)Spyder padded stealth L/XL.  $40

22)USST Spyder Jacket. Blue L/XL. $250 value

23)USST dress up Heavy sweater, lined green/yellow.   2 available in sizes  L and XL. Retail $439….bidding starts at $250.


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.