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2016-2017 Far West and Western Region Schedule - pdf
Far West Memorial Scholarship Applications - Due October 17th
Dave Van Ruiten - U19 and older
Rick Hom - U16 and U19 Athletes
Bobbie Sprock - U19 and older
Matthew Trabert - 2nd year U16's and older
2016-2017 Equipment Regulations
Tahoe League Race Series - Changes starting in the 16-17 season
Far West Fall Convention: November 4-6, 2016
Academic Team 2016 - due by September 15th
Volunteer for the World Cup at Squaw Valley
Far West Masters Scholarship - Due September 15, 2016
September 11, 2016
Far West Memorial Scholarships
Dave Van Ruiten Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
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.
Rick Hom Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
scholarship was formed by family and friends in 1993 to honor Rick Hom, who was
the product manager for Head Skis and San Marcos Boots at Head Sports and was
considered a ‘1-in-a-billion’ as a World Cup ski and boot tech before passing
on September 16, 1992. Rick was from the Bay Area and grew up skiing in the
Lake Tahoe area. He also worked as the
ski technician with the Squaw Valley Ski Team in the early 80’s and he loved
Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
In honor of Bobbie Sprock, who along with her
husband Vern owned Sierra Ski Ranch from 1950-1993, her family has established
the Bobbie Sprock Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Trabert Memorial Scholarship: Download application here
honor of Matthew Trabert, a long time Far West racer out of Diamond Peak and
moving to Team Savage later in his career. He attended the J3 Junior Olympics,
and Western Region Tech Series. After retiring from the Far West division he
was the Nevada State High School Champion and went on to University of Nevada
July 19, 2016
Tahoe League Race Series
Starting with the 2016-2017 Season, the Tahoe League Race Series will be run as USSA.Far West non-scored sanctioned races. Many items with the Tahoe League will not change from it's current structure, while other changes are required. Here area few highlights
1. All Tahoe League athletes will be required to hold a USSA and Far West membership
2. All Tahoe League races will be USSA and Far West Sanctioned events
3. Age class structure will follow USSA. Far West structure (U8, U10, U12, etc.)
4. Tahoe League information will be found on this website.
5. All races will be run as Parallel Slalom or Parallel Giant Slalom events.
Staying the same:
1. Athletes will still be required to complete race entries through their own team administrator
2. Team bibs will be required, distributed by their team administrator
3. Team Start order within age classes will continue.
4. Awards structure will remain very similar
5. All races will continue to be held in the Tahoe Basin.
Further details will be released in September with the publishing of the Far West Policies and Procedures.
Tahoe League Race Schedule for 2017 is as follows:
||U12 and Older
||Sierra at Tahoe
||U12 and Older
||U12 and Older
|March 18 & 19
|March 18 & 19
|U12 and Older
July 14, 2016
Far West Fall Convention - Save The Date
The 2016 Far West Fall Convention will be held November 4-6, 2016 at Squaw Valley.
Friday, November 4th - Coaches Education, First Aid and CPR Update, Far West Board of Directors and Far West ACC meetings
Saturday, November 5th -Athlete assessments and Parent Sessions in the morning, Tahoe League coaches meeting, and Officials education in the afternoon and evening(Competition Official, RA and TnC session 1)
Sunday, November 6th Officials education: (referee, chief of race, chief of course, RA and TnC Session 2, etc.)
If you have a request for a coaches education or parent session that you would like to have presented please contact the Far West Office.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
July 14, 2016
2016 Far West Academic Team
The Far West Academic Team recognizes current
Srs – U16 athletes in the Far West whose GPA for the previous season’s Spring
Semester was a 3.5 or better. The athletes must have been registered Sr-U16 during the
2015-2016 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
Reports can be emailed, faxed or mailed in.
June 30, 2016
Volunteering for the World Cup at Squaw Valley
Women’s World Cup is coming to Squaw Valley on March 10 -11, 2017 and we need
volunteers! We are looking to fill a number of different roles on and off the
click on the link below:
June 6, 2016
Far West Masters Scholarship
you for your interest in the Far West Masters Scholarship Program. We encourage
all Far West Skiing Alpine athletes 14-20 years old to apply. We
will occasionally fund exceptional athletes who are 13 years old. In the past
we have also made awards to athletes who have been turned down in previous
years and to athletes who have previously won a scholarship. Scholarships
are awarded based on a combination of (and in order of importance) exemplary
work ethic, academic scholarship, citizenship, financial need, and race
are due September 15th 2016. Awards are made by early November. Funds are then
placed into racers’ accounts from which they may draw upon during the season
for racing expenses. In return for funding, the Masters ask that
recipients forerun one of their races and speak at an awards ceremony.
The experience has proven to be quite fun as it allows a junior athlete to show
off their stuff and to thank the Masters in person for their support.
Your participation by speaking and selling raffle tickets at our awards parties
is an important contribution to our fund raising efforts and it helps to teach
about “giving back”.
We are here to help, so please
consider applying to this program. As always, it is an honor to receive
applications from such a great group of athletes. Thank you in advance for
Eddie Mozen, Masters Scholarship Fund Chairman
Click here for the application
APPLICATION CAN BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO EBMOZEN@GMAIL.COM or BY MAIL TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE PDF APPLICATION.