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Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Far West Scholarship Recipients

Van Ruiten Scholarship of $1000 to AJ Hurt
The Van Ruiten Scholarship is funded by the Far West Board of Directors in memory of Dave Van Ruiten

Matthew Trabert Scholarship of $500 to Maureen Lebel
The Trabert Scholarship is funded by donations made to the Trabert Scholarship fund in memory of Matthew Trabert

Bobbie Sprock Scholarships of $250 each to Cheyenne Brown, Jillian Ferre, Zazie Huml, Cole Matteson, Charlie Regelbrugge, Matthew Smallhouse and Sophia Staudenmayer
The Sproc Scholarship is funded by the Sprock memorial fund in memory of Bobbie Sprock












The Far West Masters raise funds annually, which they award to Far West junior racers with talent, an exemplary work ethic and financial need. To insure the money is used for ski racing expenses, the funds are deposited in the FWS Racer Account and credited to each recipient's "account."

The attached items are for sale through the Far West Masters Scholarship program. All funds return to the scholarship program.

Click here to view items for sale!

The Fundraising Chair seat is currently open and a great way for you to get involved with the fundraising operations of Far West Skiing!

This position is charged with seeking to raise funds for FWS. The Fundraising Chair develops and implements a program of corporate and/or individual sponsorships of FWS activities, plans and carries out other fundraising activities, , and/or other projects or events as requested by the FWBOD, including marketing, advertising and outreach.


Please contact the Far West Office by August 15th if you are interested in this position.


With the holidays right around the corner, what better gift to give your favorite skier or snowboarder than life saving Global Rescue coverage? As you know, Global Rescue is the official provider of medical evacuation for the U.S. Ski Team, USSA, and several other snow sports organizations worldwide. Whether you are skiing competitively or for fun, Global Rescue is prepared to respond to emergencies large and small. Memberships begin at $119. For more information, visit our partner site at www.globalrescue.com/partner/fwskiing


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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