Far West News

Congratulations to the 2024 Far West Ski Team!

The 4 Women and 6 Men that qualified for this years team have less than 90 points in two disciplines as a man and 100 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:
Women's FWST
Bobbi Jo Griffin, Tatum Akers, Regan Clute and Autumn Ellingford-Rhodes

Men's FWST
Rhett Lindsey, David Morken, Carl Ottosson, Jack Schrady, Charlie Pantelick and Vivaan Alleyne

Click here for listing with athlete pictures

We will be hosting another Update & Review and Referee Course with Exam at Sugar Bowl December 9 starting at 12pm at the Sugar Bowl Academy building.

If you are attending either course, both begin at 12pm, Review and Update will finish first. 

Please email Kayla [email protected] and Branko [email protected] to sign up.


The Far West Academic Team recognizes current U21-U16 athletes in the Far West whose grade point average for the previous season’s spring semester was 3.5 or better. Athletes are invited to send a legible copy of the spring report card to the FWS office by September 15, in order to be named to the Far West Academic Team.

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholar Athletes

Tatum Akers* Forest Charter Academy
Vivaan Alleyne* Sugar Bowl Academy
Greta Aronowitz Oak Ridge High School
Evi Barber* Nevada Joint Union High School
Tyne Beckwith* Truckee High School
Zach Beevor* Sugar Bowl Academy
Sophie Blix* Creekside Charter School
Alison Bohnet Truckee High School
Sawyer Broman* Diocese of Reno Catholic School
Jacob Brown* NorthStar Online
Scarlett Campbell Campolindo High School
Candice Carroll* Alameda Community Learning
Sophia Cerretti NorthStar Online
Regan Clute* North Tahoe High School
Max Cooper* NorthStar Online
Myles Cooper* NorthStar Online
Kyle Cortes* Bellarmine College Preparatory
Millie Denton* Galena High School
Autumn Ellihgford-Rhodes* Lake Tahoe Community College
Elise Fowler* Archbishop Mitty School
Marley Garner* Amador High School
Kate Geis Forest Charter Academy
Darya Ghavami* Oak Park High School
Paya Ghavami* Oak Park High School
Alexander Graham Pacifica Christian High School
Sven Grant* Northgate High School
Adair Gress* Half Moon Bay High School
Addison Gwin* Forest Charter Academy
Brynn Hanley* Truckee High School
Meghan Hughes* Forest Charter Academy
Tanner Hughes* North Tahoe High School
Prince Ilano* Edgenuity Virtual Academy
Addison Jones* North Tahoe High School
Ethan Ko* San Matro High School
Domenico Lazzareschi Aragon High School
Madeline Legarza* North Tahoe High School
Aaron Leopold* Sugar Bowl Academy
Rhett Lindsey* North Tahoe High School
Madeline Lu* Davis High School
Mckinley Mercer* North Tahoe High School
Jessica McLellan Sugar Bowl Academy
Aiden Morgan Piedmont Middle School
Ben Mueller* Redwood High School
Emma Nakazato* Monte Vista High School
Andrew Nvan Prooyen* North Tahoe High School
Luca Peterson* Forest Charter Academy
Devon Rieders Redwood High School
Bryce Robb* Excel Christian School
Maclallan Rocco North Tahoe High School
Cole Sanford* North Tahoe High School
Jack Schrady* Sugar Bowl Academy
Maddie Smith* Carson High School
Sydney  Strominger* Bishop Manogue
Paloma Tarrazi* San Francisco High School
Katherine Truax Mammoth High School
Samuel Walker International High School
Lila Weis Orinda Intermediate School
Charlotte Westin* Miramonte High School
Olive Wilson* North Tahoe High School
Charles Zaretsky* NorthStar Online
Bryant Zhang Mammoth High School
*Denotes 4.0 for Spring Semester

The Grand Prix series is scored for U18’s as a series to qualify for scholarships to be used for the following season. The places are determined by adding up the total World Cup Points earned during ALL the races listed in the Grand Prix series for that season. Each race is scored by separating only the U18 class. Foreign, out of division, current USST and U16 participants in each race are removed and results are sorted by class prior to assigning WCP’s for each race. Athletes must have competed in at least half of the scheduled Grand Prix races in order to qualify for the scholarships.

Overall Champions from the Grand Prix Series will be awarded the following:

            1st  place – U18 men/women       $1800 Scholarship 
             2023 Recipients:    Evi Barber and Domenico Lazzareschi

            2nd place – U18 men/women       $900 Scholarship
             2023 Recipients:    Maya Phillips and Jacob Brown

            3rd  place – U18 men/women      $600 Scholarship
            2023 Recipients:    Mayzie Seward and Bryce Robb


Congratulations to this years recipients, funds are available for use for the 2024 season!

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. 


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 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

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.