Far West News

We have past season jackets available for sale in the below styles. Each style has multiple sizes available from Women's Small, Adult XS, S, M, L, XL.

Each jacket is $100.

Please reach out to Kayla: [email protected] for specific sizing per style. 


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 Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm. 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 23-24 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 transcript or 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 is your favorite class in school and why?
  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 are 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 October 27th. 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 Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.

We have put together the Fall Officials Training Schedule to be held at Palisades Tahoe. Registration will open with a link to be sent in September. We will offer courses and testing. This year, there is a new requirement that all existing RAs will be required to attend a refresher course each season.

Saturday, November 4th
7:30am check in for TD Workshop and RA/TnC 1 (split second 101)
8:00 – 10:00 TD workshop (annual requirement) TDs will not need to attend Review and Update if you attend this workshop
8:00 – 10:00 RA/TnC  1 Course  For New RA and TnC Certification (split second 101) Attendees will need to bring a PC based laptop, and if there is a corporate firewall you will need to have access to download Split Second and the points lists.

10:00 check in for RA workshop and Timing Hands On Clinic
10:30 – 12:30 RA Workshop (new annual requirement for RA’s)1
0:30 – 12:30 Hands on Timing Clinic, Attendees will need to bring your own time base(s) and timing laptop along with at least 4 jumpers.
12:30 – check in begins for afternoon sessions
1:00 – 2:00 Event Online Reg update with Kayla (focus for program directors, team admins, coaches)
2:00 – 5:00 Alpine Review and Update (required every other year, 2022 and earlier are required to attend)


Sunday, November 5th
7:30am check in for courses and testing
Participants will need to have completed a competition officials’ course (found here) prior to November 1st and turned into [email protected]. You will need to bring the study guide printed up, pencils, calculator if taking the TnC course, US Ski and Snowboard ACR (even last season’s will work) along with this year’s review and update print out. COMPUTERS MAY NOT BE USED FOR COURSES AND EXAMS!
8:00am – 10ish am classes, 10:30 – 1:30 exams:

There is a discounted lodging block set up, please reach out to Kayla: [email protected] for details.


Central Series Officials Clinic
November 11th at Bear Valley

Final schedule and course offerings will be announced in September. 

This event is open to all of Far West Officials.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kayla [email protected] and Lucy [email protected].

Thank you.

LTSCF is proud to offer various scholarships for ski racers from the Tahoe/Truckee area. Our first scholarship application (U14, U16, U18 and U21) deadline for this fall is November 30.
LTSCH started in 1929. We raise funds for Alpine Ski racing in Tahoe Basin area. LTSCF is led by a Board of Directors with passion of ski racing. Our main fundraising event is the ASADO event held each summer to raise funds for scholarship athletes. 

Below is the link to apply for Scholarships:

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 2023 ski season’s Spring Semester was a 3.5 or better. The athletes must be registered Sr-U16 during the 2023 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 with name and school clearly visible: [email protected]

Congratulations Far West Athletes!!

The Far West Masters Scholarship Application is open and accepting applications. More information and the link to the application can be found here. 

Far West Skiing would like to recognize the following recipients of the Far West Special Awards!
Please help us thank each reciepent and congratulate them on their award!!

Jill Kinmont: Outstanding athlete. Presented to a male and female SR for their outstanding performance during the current season internationally, nationally, or regionally as well as within the division. In addition to their outstanding performance this athlete (one male and one female) demonstrated a willingness to give back to the division. Jill Kinmont was an up-and-coming ski racer out of the Mammoth area in the 1950s.

Allison Mollin and Travis Ganong



Jinny Glass: Outstanding Jr (U21/U18). Presented to a male and female Junior (U21/U18) for their outstanding performance during the current season internationally, nationally, or regionally as well as within the division. In addition to their outstanding performance this athlete (one male and one female) demonstrated a willingness to give back to the division.

David Morken and Bobbi Jo Griffin


Bobby Mehrhof: Outstanding U16. Presented to a male and female U16 for their outstanding performance during the current season internationally, nationally, or regionally as well as within the division. This award was named in memory of Bobby Mehrhof, a Mammoth Mountain Ski Team member that enjoyed ski racing throughout his life.

Julia Cunningham and Luca Peterson


Stanley Walton: Outstanding Official. Presented to the outstanding official for the current season.

Jenn Ragan


Bill Mackey: Outstanding Race Organizer. Presented to the most outstanding Race Organizer and organizing Committee for the current season.

Jo Abbott


Dave McCoy: Outstanding Coach. Presented to the most outstanding coach for the current season.

Lindsay Dowd


Far West Volunteer of the Year. Presented to an individual/group that have gone above and beyond by volunteering time to the Far West Skiing juniors community. This award is only voted upon by the Far West Board of Directors. All Far West Special Awards will be presented at the awards ceremony during the Far West Fall Convention

McKinley (Mac) Mercer

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 $1,300,000 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 weather cancellations this event will not occur this year. In its place we will sell items over the internet to help raise funds for next seasons Scholarship program. We have season long Masters ski training passes from 4 different areas as well as US Ski Team race suits. These are items that most ski racers will be buying anyway, so please consider buying them through this program to benefit the Far West Masters Scholarship 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) Palisades Tahoe full season Masters Training pass for 2023-24. (Next years rack price will be $4320).

2) Mammoth full season Masters Training pass for 2023-24. Last years rack price was $3100.

3) Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation will contribute a Masters 2023-2024 full season, full time training tuition pass to the Far West Masters Scholarship Program.
Retail value $2,500.
Starting bid recommended to be $1,500. Only available to a NEW DPSEF Masters athlete.

4) Mount Rose Masters Training Pass
Training is Wednesday and Friday mornings
Pass Value is $1100


I have quite a few US SKI TEAM Spyder race suits. All of these are new. The suits were custom made for US SKI TEAM members and they tend to run 1-2 sizes SMALLER than marked. Suit values are more than $1000 each if bought at ski shop/ski online….…opening prices $350-$500

1) USST (US SKI TEAM) white unpadded world cup GS suit size XL ,4 suits available

2) USST (US SKI TEAM) forest green race suit, not padded world cup GS size XXL.

3) USST (US SKI TEAM) forest green padded GS suit, size XL.  4 suits available

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.