Far West News

Far West Academic Team nominations are open!

The Far West Academic Team recognizes current Sr – U16 athletes in the Far West whose GPA for the 2022 ski season’s Spring Semester was a 3.5 or better. The athletes must be registered Sr-U16 during the 2022 spring academic period. Athletes are invited to send a legible copy of the spring report card or transcript to the FWS office by September 15, in order to be named to the Far West Academic Team. The Far West Academic Team is announced on the FWS website.

Please submit your grade reports via email: [email protected]

Congratulations Far West Athletes!!! 

The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist junior USSA alpine racers (2nd-year U16 to U21) in the funding of their racing expenses. Individuals are selected on the basis of financial need, athletic performance, academics, and community service. Scholarships range from $750 to $1,500 per year. Scholarships will be awarded by September 30, 2022 and can be found by visiting our website at www.fwsa.org. Click on Member Corner/ Programs/ Athletic Scholarship/2022-2023 Application or contact David Krupp, Program Chair at 310-925-4143.

Deadline for applications is August 25, 2022. 

Masters Scholarship 2022-2023

Far West Masters Scholarship Program application.   2022-2023                                                       

We encourage all Far West Skiing Alpine athletes 13-20 years old  to apply.  Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of (and in order of importance)  exemplary work ethic, academic scholarship, citizenship, financial need, and race results.  Applications are due September 15th, 2022. Award winners will be announced in late November.  Funds are then placed into racers’ accounts from which they may draw upon during the season for racing expenses.  In return for funding, the Masters ask that recipients forerun one of their races and speak at an awards ceremony.  The experience has proven to be quite fun as it allows a junior athlete to show off their stuff and to thank the Masters in person for their support.  Your participation by speaking and selling raffle tickets at our awards parties is an important contribution to our fund raising efforts and it helps to teach about “giving back”.  

As always, it is an honor to receive applications from such a great group of athletes. Thank you in advance for applying.

Eddie Mozen, Chairman Masters Scholarship Fund

Far West Masters Scholarship Application
(Application Guidelines & Instructions)       
1. Entire applications may be submitted on line at the Far West SKIING website  http://www.fwskiing.us

2. Please provide 3 letters of recommendation: 

  • One from your Parent or Guardian
    One from a peer (someone of similar age to you) 
  • One from a teacher, academic advisor or community leader (Not your ski coach).  

Letters should focus on work ethic, academic scholarship, citizenship, leadership, financial need, and obstacles or personal difficulties you have overcome. These letters need to be signed by the author.

3. Please provide a copy of your most recent report card and previous year’s transcript from your school. If not in school, please explain your circumstances.

4. Applications must be complete and received by September 15th, 2022.  Consider getting applications in early. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

5. Please include a  3x3 color head and shoulder picture of yourself to be used for publicity purposes

6.Be True to Yourself

-This application process is rigorous, but it is an exercise to give you experience for your college application process. Fill out the application yourself. You will be much more satisfied with the result when you put in the effort.

-Write what YOU think, feel and believe...don’t write what you think we want to hear. This is your chance to be yourself  and distinguish yourself from others. 

Link to application on Far West Skiing here. 

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.