The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF) is offering discount prices on remaining U-10 / U-12 Championship sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts. Choose from Adult small, medium and large in either, or both, sweatshirts or long sleeve t-shirt.
To place an order, complete the linked Order Form and mail, with payment, to SAF at the address indicated on the form. Quantities are limited so do not delay and order today.
Adult: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
$15.00 LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS
Adult: Small, Medium, and Large
All proceeds benefit SAF, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and our team athletes.
Thanks in advance for your support and participating in this fundraiser.
SAF, Director of Fundraising
2013 Speed Development Camp Selections
The 2013 Far West Speed Development Camp Selections and registration package are now posted. This is a Far West Sponsored Development Camp and is by invitation only. Selections are based on athletes that competed at the 2013 U16 Jr Champs and Participants in the U14 Performance Camp.
The Grand Prix series takes place each season for U18's and U21/Srs. This series includes the Divisional FIS events, and the Far West Finals for all disciplines. The places are determined by adding up the total World Cup Points earned during ALL of these listed races. Overall champions earn scholarships to be used in the following season, 2014. These scholarships are funded by the Far West Skiing budget.
Far West has extra of the U16 and WR JR Champs jackets available for purchase in XS, SM, M and XL.
April 22, 2013
A full listing of the awards over the years can be found by clicking here.
U16 Wild West: This is a total of all 9 U16 Wild West Qualifying races. Qualifying for the U16 Jr Champs allows for the use of the best 5 of the 9 races, this award is the result of all 9 races and rewards the consistency of the Far West athletes.
1st place girls – Maureen Lebel (LTR) 522 points, 2 second place finishes in GS, and completing and placing top 8 in every event contested.
3rd place boys – Jordan Cashman (SVST) with 470 points. Top finish- 2nd place in the SL at Sugar Bowl
2nd place boys – Luke Winters(SBST) with 580 points. 2 first place finishes in SG at Mammoth, and 1 first place in GS at Northstar
1st place boys – Michael Cooper (SBST) with 600 points, 4 first place finishes between SL and GS.
Wild West Team Series Sugar Bowl Ski Team
The Bobby Mehrhof award recognizes a U16 boy and U16 girl that value friendships and displays a love for the sport .
U16 Boy – Michael Cooper of SBA – consistent skier, was the top Far West Qualifier for the U16 Championships, and was the overall winner of the WR U16 Championships in Alaska. Above and beyond his results on the hill he is described as a stellar young man with impeccable integrity who works incredibly hard.
U16 Girl – Maia Bickert – was second in the Wild West qualifiers for the U16 Championships with 3 first place finishes in the tech portion. Maia’s results at the U16 Championships qualified her for the U16 Nationals Championships. Unfortunately while attending this event Maia has suffered some back injuries and is now home resting.
Jill Kinmont award recognizes outstanding performance from a SR.
Male – Travis Ganong USST.Female – Julia Mancuso, USST
Jinny Glass award recognizes outstanding performance from a Junior (U18. U21)
Male – Erik Arvidsson: steadily at the top of his age class with consistent results. His top finishes at the National level was a 2nd in GS at the U18 Nationals and he earned a trip to the US Nationals this season where he was 27th in SG.
Female – Lila Lapanja: 2nd year member of the US Ski Team from Diamond Peak and SBA. Lila had some wonderful results this season 7th in SL at the US Nationals, and 3rd at Elite Spring Series in SL. Lila is a wonderful ambassador for ski racing from the Far West.
Far West Volunteer of the Year is the only award voted on by the FWBOD.This year’s volunteer was a special lady that has volunteered on the hill as a gatekeeper for Squaw Valley. She gave her time willingly and enjoyed the sport of skiing. Her final volunteer day was Monday, March 18th during the Ladies Nor Am Championships SG portion of the Super Combined. Just prior to the start of the Slalom portion of the Super Combined that day Nancy Dodge left this world as she passed away in the finish area. We honor Nancy Dodge today as the Far West Volunteer of The Year for giving her time and dedication to the sport of Junior Ski Racing. Today’s award will be accepted by her family in her memory.
Rookie Coach of the Year this award recognizes a rookie coach in the Far West.
Kara Munsey has blast onto the scene as a member of the Mammoth Mountain Coaching Staff. She has become well respected by her peers and has taken on highlighting the accomplishments of the athletes in the Far West throughout the season. We look forward to many years of Kara guiding athletes in the Far West.
Stanley Walton award recognizes an outstanding official.
Lucy Schram – continues to be actively involved in Race Administration, Timing and taking referee assignments at all age class levels. This season Lucy’s accomplishments include being the Chief of Timing and Calculations for the Nor Am Champs and US Nationals, and working one on one with timers and RA’s as they strive to excel in their field for junior ski racing.
Bill Mackay recognizes the outstanding ski racing resort.
This year’s outstanding ski racing resort goes to an area that has stepped up over the past year. This area hosted the first Far West Ski Cross events, many age class events plus the GS and SG/SC portion of the ladies Nor Am Champs and the US Nationals. This year’s Bill Mackay award goes to Squaw Valley.
Dave McCoy awards the Outstanding Coach of the Year.
Starting his career as a coach in the Central Division, and moving he and his family to the Tahoe Basin each winter is only the beginning of dedication to the sport. Overseeing the U10.U12 and U14 Program at Squaw Valley, managing his coaching staff and continually sharing his knowledge and passion for the sport are what bring the Far West to honor Squaw Valley Ski Team coach John Cashman. Congratulations and cheers to many more years of sharing your skills in junior ski racing in the Far West.
April 19, 2013
POC is looking for athletes to sponsor for hte 2013-2014 season. Applying for a sponsorship is easy, all you have to do is visit www.sponsormepoc.com and fill out an application. The application deadline is June 1st and they will not accept applications after this date, so be sure to apply ASAP. Next year's team will be named on July 1st.
April 18, 2013
"Where racing begins"