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Athletes will no longer be purchasing a season bib. Far West will return to Race Organizer owned and distributed bibs.
Heavenly Slaloms Dec 5-6, 2015: Confirmed
Athletes must return the bibs at the end of each event!
How to register for a race online for the 15-16 season
Upcoming Officials Clinics
Updated Equipment Matrix as of Oct 21.2015
Early Season Coaches Education
PACE Team 2015.16
Click here to view the required FIS emblem for all U14 and older helmets
Far West ACC Athlete Rep - Open Until Filled
November 16, 2015
How to Register for a Race: www.adminskiracing.com
Beginning this season, Far West Skiing will use a new online race registration system hosted by www.adminskiracing.com. You will be able to create an account, see only races that fit your age class, sing up for multiple races at once, and see who else is signed up for the event. The adminskiracing crew recently helped train all of our race administrators and parents that attended the Far West Convention.
1. head to www.adminskiracing.com
2. Create an account under the log in tab
3. Once you have confirmed your account you will be able to log in, and see Far West races that fit your racers age class.
4. Choose the races you would like to sign up for and check out!
5. An email receipt confirmation will be sent, with that mountains liability waiver or waiver link attached (there are not waivers for Mammoth races)
Link to adminskiracing FAQ page
November 16, 2015
Hom, Sprock, Trabert, DVR Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Thank you to all athletes that applied for the 2015 Memorial Scholarships. An outstanding crew of athletes, students, and citizens. You made the work of the scholarship committee a tough one.
Sprock Memorial Scholarship Recipients:
These scholarship are given out in honor of Bobbie Sprock, who along with her husband Vern owned Sierra Ski Ranch from 1950-1993. Her family established this scholarship to acknowledge athletes who will be U19 and older who excel in ski racing, have strong character, demonstrate academic excellence, have a financial need, and must be members in good standing with Far West Skiing.
Sabrina Futral: strives to make both U19 Nationals and US Nationals this season and has been the winner of the U18 ladies in the Far West Grand Prix Series for the past two seasons. Sabrina would like to attend college and major in International Studies.
JP Fourie: "There are thousands of
things that excite me about skiing, but I believe the most exciting part is
when you walk up to the hill and you never know exactly what to expect. Yes, we
make the same turns thousands and thousands of times, but they're never exactly
alike. The snow is different every
time I approach the mountain." JP is focused on bringing his tech points into the 30's and 40's and his speed points into a solid position. "I know with hard work and
keeping my mind and body in the right place I can achieve it."
Max Wingard:"My goals this year are to
master the new radius skis and to be selected for the Western Region Jr Champs
at Schweitzer, ID." Max hopes to attend a 4 year college and be able to ski race...after visiting University of New Hampshire he states "I could see myself there."
Sinead Danagher: " Growing up in such a tight
knit community comprised of so many talented and accomplished individuals has
given me countless resources and opportunities to achieve more than I had ever
dreamed was possible." Sinead hopes to attend an Ivy League School or highly-ranked college with primary interests in engineering, mostly biomedical and environmental, and law.
Sarah Auer: For the next 12 months Sarah's goals are 'process based, not performance based.' This will help her mental aspect in the sport. For 2015-16 season her objectives are to stay positive, treat mistakes as opportunities to grown instead of signs of failure, and to give 100% in training both on and off the hill.
Maureen Lebel:'Mo' has ski racing goals for the 15-16 season of making the US Development Team, by skiing well at Nor Ams and US Nationals. Mo has long term educational goals in the medical field. Last seasons highlights include scoring her first Nor Am SG points, finishing in the top 20. Taking 2nd in YOB 1998 girls at US Nationals and 4th overall at the U18 Nationals.
Natalie Williams: "When I think about my
excitement for skiing, I picture powder days, rainy days, and blue bird days. I
love how with skiing there's always something new. It keeps me on my toes and
it constantly pushes me." Goal for the 15-16 season for Natalie are to push herself beyond her comfort zone; not allowing fear to have more power over her determination! Natalie has been a member of the Far West Academic Team during all four years of high school and is taking a GAP year.
AJ Hurt: a 2nd year U16 that has earned a trip to U16 Nationals for the past two years and looks forward to making it a three peat. AJ is a member of the U16 National Training Group for the 15-16 season. This will allow her to race for Squaw yet travel with the NTG for events in New Zealand
and the U16 European Project. AJ maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a musician in the North Tahoe Concert and Jazz bands, and has goals of attending, and skiing, at Dartmouth.
Trabert Memorial Scholarship Recipient:
This scholarship is given in 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
Harrison Goss - Winner of the 2015 Far West Grand Prix Series, looks to improve his skiing skills on the 35m GS skis as well as continue his quest for improvement in the sport of ski racing. He works to keep his schooling and training in balance, is maintaining a 4.06 GPA, and hopes to go to Cal Poly SLO.
Hom Memorial Scholarship Recipients:
This 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 ski racing.
Luke Rodarte:Has solid goals this season, looking to be named to the US Development Team. Having the ultimate goal in mind will help Luke maintain a constant mental game throughout the year. Luke is currently ranked 3rd in the Nation in GS and 7th in the nation in Slalom."The concept of knowing that
I am apart of a very unique sport excites me the most about ski racing."
Maia Bickert: "There is no sport similar
to ski racing, where you spend half a year in ski boots with numb feet and two
pairs of skis on your shoulders. Then you add a 25-pound backpack, a pair of
poles (if not two), endless amounts of fun and many experiences you’ll never
forget: there’s simply nothing like it!" Maia recently graduated from high school with a 4.18 GPA and has opted to take a GAP year before she pursues education in the field of medicine.
Dave Van Ruiten Scholarship Recipient:
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
Tenaya Standteiner: "Ski racing is a roller
coaster ride, and there is no way of knowing what is going to happen in any
athlete’s future. While this is a bone chillingly terrifying thought to any
racer, it is also exciting. There is nothing we can do about the unknown but
train and put in the amount of work it takes to accomplish our goals. If we
train hard enough, and want it bad enough, we will achieve our goals."
Tenaya graduated this last spring from Forest Charter School and continues to take classes at Sierra College, and study German with her Dad and ski racing friends from around the world!
November 16, 2015
Upcoming Officials Clinics
December 5th at Mammoth, Host and Instructor: Beat Hupfer
Courses Available: CO and Referee, with exam
December 13th at Snow Summit. Host: Barbara Boucher; Ron Wormsbecker.
Courses Available: CO and Ref, with exam.
December 21st in Squaw Valley Conference Rooms, Host and Instructor: Lucy Schram
Courses Available: VOLA Training
Further clinics will be announced as finalized.
November 16, 2015
Coaches Education Opportunities
To find coaches education opportunities please visit ussa.org, under the Alpine,and Coaches tabs:
Level 100: 12/3 at Northstar
Skills Quest:12/7 Evaluator Accreditation (Certified) Clinic at Northstar. Must be level 300 or above
If one of the above is not open on the coaches education website then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
November 16, 2015
PACE Team Announced for 2015-2016 Season
Congratulations to the 15.16 PACE Team. You will see these athletes at many events throughout the season. These athletes qualified based on the following criteria and contractual obligation(partial listing):
-Ladies with less than 70 points in two disciplines
-Men with less than 50 points in two disciplines
-Hold either an F(Far West) or X(Foreign Far West) USSA membership
-Can be part of a collegiate program or a Far West Club/Team
-Must commit to racing a minimum of 6 Far West races during the season
Congratulations to the following athletes for being named this season:
Finlay Neeson - SNC
Elias Stuerz - SNC
Erik Lund - SNC
Mihaela Kosi - SNC
Francesca Curtolo - SNC
Ebba Grant - SNC
Erika McCormick - SNC
June 4, 2015
FW Alpine Competition Committee - Athlete Rep, application Open Until Filled
The Far West Alpine Competition Committee (ACC) is looking for a second Athlete Representative. This person will be the voice between the athletes and the Far West ACC. Athletes must be of the U16 age class and older and be willing to participate in communications and meetings with the Far West ACC.
Interested athletes must send in a short description of why they are interested, qualifications, basic skiing information (age class, program, etc), and how you feel you can contribute to the ACC.
Any questions, please contact Lucy in the Far West Office.