Far West News

Due to the impending storm, along with travel concerns, the decision has been made to Postpone this weekends Mammoth Race Series to a later date. All entries will be refunded.

Thank you for your patience while Mother Nature does her early season work!

Far West Skiing 
PO Box 2664
Truckee, Ca 96160

The following clinics are available in the month of December. Please follow the directions for the location in order to sign up and pay.

Mammoth CLINIC POSTPONED

Snow Summit: December 14th Referee Course and Exam. Contact Barbara Boucher for further information on time and location and fees.

Squaw Valley: December 14th at 3:00pm in the Team Office, located above the Cantina in the Red Dog Parking Lot. This is a full ref course and exam, be ready for a late evening. Sign up via paypal link below, cost is $20.

Northstar: December 22nd at 5:00pm in the Ski Team Room, located in the Northstar Village. This is a full ref course and exam, be ready for a late evening. Sign up via paypal link below, cost is $20.

 

Please note that Far West Skiing has moved to the use of US Ski and Snowboards Event Online Registration system for all race entries this season. Following the directions on the attached will help you walk through the process in your myussa account.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Far West Skiing
PO Box 2664
Truckee, Ca 96160
530.559.4130

 

Congratulations to the two recipients of the Marce Herz Foundation Memorial Scholarship. 
Click here for full write up on the Scholarship Recipients, the Foundation and the Marce Herz legacy.

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Congratulations to the following athletes that are receiving a 2020 Far West Masters Scholarship.  In return for their scholarship funds, each athlete will be forerunning and speaking at a Masters event during the upcoming season. 
Masters Scholarship Applications open up each June with scholarship applications due by September 15th of each season. If you missed applying this year then make sure you mark your calendar to apply next year.

Congratulations!

Masters Scholarship Recipients 2020
Name YOB Club   Name YOB Club
Akers, Tatum 2006 Squaw   Lear, Evan 2003 Sugar Bowl
Amon-Franceschi, Bruno 2001 Mammoth   Lynch, Erica 2003 Mammoth
Amon-Franceschi, Thea 2004 Mammoth   McGarry, Paige 2002 Squaw
Anderson, Neave 2003 Mammoth    Messner, Chilli 2002 Sugar Bowl
Ashkarian, Eric 2003 Diamond Peak   Morken, David 2005 Squaw
Beckwith, Tyne 2006 Squaw Valley   O’Brien, Preston 2001 Sugar Bowl
Beeghly,Siena 2005 Mammoth   Parsons, Zackary 2002 Sugar Bowl
Benjaminson, Kacey 2004 Squaw   Parsons,Mitchell 2004 Mammoth
Brown, Cheyenne 1999 Squaw   Roberts, Madeline 2001 Squaw
Durant-Bender, Marc 2004 Sugar Bowl   Robillard, Luca 2002 Sugar Bowl
Freeman,Ella 2003 Northstar   Seator Braun, Anastasia 2002 Mammoth
Griffin, Bobbi 2005 Squaw   Smallhouse, Mathew 2001 Steamboat
Hamilton, Carly 2005 Squaw        
Herhusky, Ryan 2003 Sugar Bowl   Staudenmayer, Zack 2004 sugar Bowl
Hodous, Meri 2006 Northstar   Taylor, Savannah 2005 Snow Summit
Kim. Sierra 2003 Northstar   Turner, Teagan 2003 Sugar Bowl
Lackey, Jack 2005 Mammoth   Wilson, Ryan 2006 Squaw
Le Francois, Madeline 2006 Mammoth   Wong, Maya 2002 Squaw
Le Francois, Quentin 2004 Mammoth   Woodruff, Kaelin 2003 Sugar Bowl
        Zaretsky, Charles 2006 Mt Rose

Dave Van Ruiten, former Director of Racing at Sugar Bowl Resort, passed away on November 7, 2005.  He was the former Vice President of Far West Skiing, a tremendous leader and asset to junior ski racing in this region, and a highly respected professional.  He was instrumental in Sugar Bowl’s commitment and rise to national ski racing prominence over the past several years.  This special scholarship award to a Far West athlete with USST potential and financial need is named in his honor

Congratulations to the 2020 Recipients of the Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship as each athlete has earned a $1000 scholarship to be used on racer related expenses this season.


Kaelin Woodruff, Sugar Bowl Ski Team


Ryan Herhusky, Sugar Bowl Ski Team

 

The Far West Masters Scholarship Program is now in our 29th year of raising funds to benefit Far West Junior ski racers. Over that time period we have awarded more than $1,000,000 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.

We have some items that have been donated by Far West Ski Team Alumni as well as our local ski shops that are available for purchase to support our program. Additionally we have some helmets, stealth gear and speed skis that are available at no cost to any Far West athlete that is in need of this equipment. Please contact Eddie Mozen at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing or obtaining any of these items. The pictures of these items are modeled by a 5’11”, 155 pounder to give an idea of size…(Most of the sizes are little smaller than listed). 

Click here to download pictures

1)Dainese Yellow heavy weight parka. New. Size XS.  $50
2)US Ski Team Heavy down jacket. New. Size XL.   $250
3)US Ski Team Heavy shell parka. New. Size XL. $200
4)US Ski Team light weight down parka. New. size XL.  $150
5)US Ski Team Womens pink lightly padded Parka (used once by Stacey Cook) size 14.   $200
6)Rain parka size large.  $75
7)US Olympic Team 2016 hybrid pullover. New. Size L.  $100
8)US Olympic Team 2010 Polo sweater. New. Size M-L.  $50
9)US Ski Team Downhill suit. New. (Thanks Stacey Cook!). womens size small.  $300
10)Sweet GS helmet size s/m New. $100

We also have for giveaway for use of any Far West Athlete:
Helmets….some new, some used
POC-GS size medium
Uvex Sl helmet large
Uvex SL helmet small
Dianese Sl helmet medium
Shred Sl helmet large
Stealth undergarmets and training shorts…
Upper stealth…size small
Lower stealth…size small and medium
Training shorts… size small and large

Speed skis. All with bindings (these are best for U-16s or Masters as they are not current FIS approved)
Rossi DH 212cm
Atomic DH 210cm
Atomic DH/SG 212cm
Rossi SG 201cm
Atomic SG 195cm

Congratulations to the 2020 Season Far West Ski Team.

The 8 Women and 3 Men that qualified for this years team have less than 70 points in two disicplines as a man and 80 points or less in two disciplines as a woman. Two of these athletes qualified based on their results at Regional Championship events.

Congratulations to the following athletes, alpha listing:
Women's FWST
Tea Kiesel, Erica Lynch, Sasha Mueller, Madeleine Roberts, Piper Sage, Georgie Sullivan, Maya Wong and Anna Zaruby.

Men's FWST
Isaac Mozen, Winston Pretti and Charlie Regelbrugge

Click here for listing with athlete pictures

There are no changes to the Far West pricing structure for the 2020 season. The National Membership pricing structure is increasing after many years due to fees for safesport training and background screening for all that are 18 years of age and older. 
 

 

Alpine

Age Category

$

SafeSport

Screen

Sanctioned Competition

Notes

AG = Alpine General Member

0-17

$30.00

 

 

 

Restricted to those under 18

AS  = Alpine Non-Scored Athlete

14-24

$100.00

x

x

x

Formerly Non-Scored Student

AM = Alpine Master

18-100

$125.00

 

 

x

 

AM = Alpine Master (Requirements)

18-100

$150.00

x

x

x

For those masters participating in clubs with minors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC U12 = Alpine Competitor U12 & under

0-11

$75.00

 

 

x

Combined U10 & U12 into one category

AC U14 = Alpine Competitor U14

12-13

$100.00

 

 

x

 

AC U16 = Alpine Competitor U16 & Over

14-100

$170.00

x

x

x

 

DAC = Alpine Adaptive Competitor

0-100

$80.00

x

x

x

Adding this category back to track adaptive athletes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AO = Alpine Official

18-100

$80.00

x

x

 

 

ACO = Alpine Coach

18-100

$150.00

x

x

 

 

AJCO - Alpine Junior Coach

15-17

$75.00

x

 

 

 

AV = Alpine Volunteer

18-100

$65.00

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STA = Short Term Alpine

0-17

$30/day

 

 

x

Restricted to those under 18

STAM - Short Term Masters

18-100

$30/day

 

 

x

Restricted to those 18 and over

STAF = Short Term Alpine Foreign

18-100

$30/day

 

 

x

Available to foreign athletes coming to the U.S. for an event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Cap Refund is now $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members may still add additional memberships for only the cost of the highest membership

 

During the Holiday Training Block all U12 families should have received their own copy of the Far West Development Initiative book from their Program Director or Head Coach. 

What is the Far West Development Initiative?
Mission: Support collaboration of divisional programs and coaches in the development of successful Far West ski racers, with the goal of being the best Division in the Nation.

The purpose of the Far West Development Initiation book is to be a valuable resource for each athlete/parent/coach. In it are the fundamentals of ski racing - the absolute basics that even the best World Cup racers come back to refine. It is a visual guide to see how the fundamentals are executed at the highest level. The guide is desgned to be used by the athlete and parent. At the rear of the manual are key concepts that are illustrated by photos.  A seperate 'Coaches Pocket Guide' was also developed to allow the coaches to use these key concepts and visuals on the hill, too!

The guide is designed to help the athlete, and includes a 'Parent's Corner' too.  A section devoted to parents on 'How to support your athlete', information on equipment needs, plus the National/Regional and Divisional Structure. A glossary of terms that the programs of the Far West agree will help all coaches, athletes and families speak in the same terms as athletes develop.

The book is a colaboration of Far West Program Directors and Head Coaches along with experts in the field to bring the best Development Initiative Book to each and everyone of you!

Is it avaialbe and usable by age classes outside of U12? Absolutely!
The Far West Development Initiative book is a valuable resource for all age classes and can be purchased on the Far West website by either visiting the FWDI tab across the top bar of the Far West website, or by clicking on this FWDI link.

This Development Initiative provided to each U12 family and U12 coach was funded by private donations as a valuable resource in the progress of each athletes journey in ski racing. If you would like to donate towards the Far West Development Initiative please click here.
Far West Skiing is a 501c3 California not for profit organization and all donations are tax deductable.

Questions about the Development Initiative? Contact the Far West Skiing Office, [email protected]

 

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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