Membership

All Far West competitors, coaches and officials involved in U.S. Ski & Snowboard junior racing must be members in good standing of FWS, and appropriately licensed by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in order to participate in any U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS races. Be aware that U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FWS each charge a late penalty for memberships not received by October 15. Memberships will not be processed until complete, including all paperwork and fees (including penalties where applicable).

FWS members will receive ONE consolidated bill from U.S. Ski & Snowboard for U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FWS dues. Members will receive one U.S. Ski & Snowboard card, indicating U.S. Ski & Snowboard license and FWS membership status. Memberships expire annually on June 30th.

Sr-U16 athletes who have not completed membership and license requirements by the points list deadline will not appear on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard points list and, consequently, will be seeded 999.99 in all U.S. Ski & Snowboard races until the the next points list opening. Points can not be reinstated or confirmed in between lists; this rule has always applied to FIS and has been adopted by USSA. Additionally, there will be NO retroactive posting of results acquired between lists and NO recalculation of race penalties with updated points for top athletes in a competition.

Athletes must be able to present their current U.S. Ski & Snowboard card, indicating appropriate age class and license/membership status, to race organizers in order to compete in any U.S. Ski & Snowboard race. 

U.S. Ski & Snwoboard and Far West Alpine Membership - external link to online registration
U.S. Ski & Snowboard contact info:

 

 


Collegiate Racing
FWS supports racing at the collegiate level. For information, contact the FWS office, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard WR office, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Alpine (USSA/Alp) office, the FWS ACC Collegiate Rep or your local college.

FIS Registration
Entry into FIS races is by selection only. Athletes selected and intending to compete must be age-eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard, FIS and FWS members in good standing. 

Any competitor 16 years and older, as of December 31, is eligible to apply to race FIS, which allows an athlete to participate, if selected, in FIS races in the U.S. and Canada. The form, entitled “Athletes Declaration for an International (FIS) Licence (CAN/USA)” must be completed annually and the original submitted to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard member services prior to racing in FIS events. This can be completed online when signing up for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. A U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership is required for US, Non-Foreign athletes, to participate in FIS racing.

FIS registration means the competitor will appear on the FIS list for the season.

The following athletes must be members of FWS, U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS, and FIS-registered: 
1. Competitors who compete on a regional, national or international level on a regular basis 
2. Athletes who will be Srs, U21's or U19's in the following season and wish to be included on the selection board for Western Region Automatics 
3. Western Region Automatics 

Application for FIS registration is made annually through the USSA office on the “FIS Racer Registration for FIS Points List” form. Please see USSA.org for current fees.

Attention Prospective FIS racers: All athletes who wish to compete in a FIS-sanctioned event must have a FIS member number prior to entering.

International FIS memberships are issued by U.S. Ski & Snowboard for verification of memberships according to FIS ICR 208. International memberships are required for entry, but do not guarantee entry, into FIS races outside of the United States and Canada; this rule does not apply to members of the U.S. Ski Team (USST) and USST/U.S. Ski & Snowboard Development Program groups who are entered in FIS races by the USST or U.S. Ski & Snowboard directly. U.S. racers who are not appropriately members/registered but enter, or attempt to enter, events under conditions where U.S. Ski & SnowboardSSA requires such memberships may be subject to disciplinary sanction including revocation of U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership, forfeiture of results, etc. 

Age-eligible athletes hoping to compete in FIS races in the southern hemisphere in our summer must submit to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Alpine office in Park City a completed multi-page form, available from U.S. Ski & Snowboard, along with personal itinerary, thirty (30) days prior to competition. A fee may be applied. Submission of an application does not guarantee issuance of a membership. 

More information can be found in the current U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Competition Guide under “Competitions outside of the U.S.” For International Membership Guidelines and application forms, contact the U.S. Ski & Snowboard/Alpine office in Park City. Entry into FIS races is by selection only. Athletes selected and intending to compete must be age-eligible U.S. Ski & Snowboard, FIS and FWS members in good standing.

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