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 May 5, 2016
Grand Prix Scholarship Winners


This is the qualifying series to the Western Region Jr Champs for U19 and U21. For the 2016 season the Grand Prix series will consisted of 3 weekends of USSA/Far West Qualifier events plus the Far West Finals tech and SG Series.

The Grand Prix series is scored for U19’s as a series to qualify for scholarships to be used for the following season(2017). 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 the field by gender. Foreign, out of division, current USST and U21 and U16 participants in each race are removed and results are sorted 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.

Congratulations to this years winners.

  U19 Ladies U19 Men
1st $600 Hansen, Annika Pretti, Winston
2nd $300 Kennedy, Erica Goss, Harrison
3rd $200 Padgett, Becka Hillman, Danner


To view the season long standings click here:

Men's Grand Prix Standings      Women's Grand Prix Standings




May the 4th be with you, 2016
Far West Divisional Speed Project - Cook and White Camps

We have been blessed with great snow this season, and programs are able to run their own team camps into the month of June. The Far West U12.U14 Divisional Speed Camp that is run over Memorial Day weekend will be cancelled for this year as all staff is busy with their own programs. This project has been run in conjunction with the Stacey Cook camp over the past few years. Stacey and Chip will be providing two excellent speed progression camps still so check them out and get signed up today!

Speed Camp with Chip White (May 21-25 or weekend only option) for U16's and older and focusing on speed fundamental progression: Gliding, terrain and jumps, full length timed runs and video. For those that do not know Chip's background, our division is blessed to have him back at home after 20 plus years of coaching athletes on the US Ski Team and is considered as the 'winningest' coach of the US Ski Team. 

Stacey Cook and Friends Speed Camp: 3 days(May 28-30: Memorial Day Weekend) on snow geared towards U16's and younger and focusing on gliding, jumping and skiing with speed. Contact to sign up. See link below for flyer.

Click here for the two camp flyers and get yourselves signed up for great speed training!


April 27, 2016
Far West Special Awards 2016

Each season Far West Skiing takes a moment to honor outstanding individuals that have gone above and beyond during the season. These athletes, coaches, officials, etc are nominated by the Far West Divisional Membership and results were announced at the Far West SG Finals at Mammoth. Each recipient will receive a plaque to honor their accomplishments.

We would like to Congratulate the following folks for helping make 2015-2016 season a great one!

Far West Volunteer of the Year:
Congratulations to Mike and Karen Rodarte who have poured their hearts into the Sugar Bowl Volunteer Coordination and Officiating. Their tried and true commitment was especially noticed during the Western Region FIS event which was challenged by weather. As the event was shuffled, extended by two days, etc these two made sure that all stations were filled and making this a successful event.
Thank you Mike and Karen Rodarte!

Bill Mackey Outstanding Race Organizer:
The vote came in tied for two race organizers this season. Both have worked through weather challenges and run well organized events.
Congratulations to Alpine Meadows and Northstar California and thank you!

Stanley Walton, Outstanding Official:
Lucy Schram has done an excellent job as a TD, is willing to work with the race organizing committe to get things done the right way. Lucy’s experience as an RA, timer and her knowledge of the rules are extremely helpful. Lucy is always willing to pick up a TD assignment if there is a vacancy or a last minute change.

Dave McCoy, Outstanding Coach:
Will Colt is the head coach of the U12’s with Squaw Valley Ski Team. Motivating and keeping his athletes working hard, honest and true and teaching them skills for racing and life are part of what places him in this spot. He’s a pretty good announcer, too!

And now onto the athlete recognitions……

Bobby Mehrhof, Outstanding U16:
Payton Norton of Diamond Peak Ski Team was the Top U16 male in the Far West Wild West Series. His top results at U16 Regional Championships with a 1st place in GS and SL, helped qualify him for the U16 Nationals.

AJ Hurt of the National Training Group and Squaw Valley Ski Team earned Top 5 finishes at U16 Regionals and Top 10 finishes at U16 Nationals.

Jinny Glass, Outstanding Junior (U19/U21):
Erik Arvidsson started out at Bear Valley, moved to Squaw Valley and now on the US Ski Team. Erik had a breakthrough season with a World Juniors Title in DH, and was the Nor AM SG title winner. Erik was also recently honored as the Ski Racings ‘Junior of the Year.’

Maureen Lebel of Mammoth Mountain Ski Team had a great season on the Nor Am circuit and proving herself as a solid force with her 11t in the Alpine Combined and 12th in SG at the US Nationals.

Jill Kinmont, Outstanding Senior Racer YOB 1994 and older):
Marco Sullivan – as he announced his retirement at the end of this season we celebrate the many years that we have watched Marco represent the US and the Far West Skiiing community.

Stacey Cook
–continuously giving back to the next generation, and representing the Far West and US around the world.



April 4, 2016
Far West Ski Association Scholarship

Far West Ski Association would like to announce that it is now accepting applications for athletic scholarships for the 2016-2017 season. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist junior USSA alpine racers in the funding of their racing endeavors. Individuals are selected on the basis of financial need, athletic performance, academics, and community service. Scholarships range from $750 to $1,500 per year. Applications are due by June 30, 2016 and awarded by September 30, 2016 and can be found by visiting our website at Click on Member Corner/Programs/Athletic Scholarship/ 2016 Application or contact David Krupp, Program Chair at 310-925-4143.

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