Far West Skiing Administration
The Far West Skiing Board of Directors is responsible for conducting and overseeing the business of Far West Skiing.
The administration of alpine competition in the Far West is the responsibility of the Far West Skiing Alpine Competition Committee (FWS ACC), a committee of, and responsible to, the Far West Skiing Board of Directors (FWS BOD). Various subcommittees of the FWS ACC, each headed by a chairperson, actively oversee the different competition areas. The subcommittees work out proposals and policies, which are discussed and fine-tuned by the FWS ACC for presentation to the FWS BOD.
The FWS ACC and BOD meet at least twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, prior to the Fall general meeting. Each year the FWS ACC will evaluate the Far West Skiing Alpine Competition Manual and propose changes for the following season. Once approved by the FWS BOD and USSA ACC, the Far West Skiing Alpine Competition Manual and its rules will take effect in the fall; no changes to the Manual or the rules contained in it will occur during the competition season.
Programs in the Far West are designed and implemented by an active volunteer organization of dedicated and knowledgeable people. Further, the Far West has input to regional and national programs and policies through representatives on the USSA Board of Directors, the USSA Alpine Sport Committee and its various sub-committees.
FWS maintains a seasonal office to support the needs of Far West competitors, coaches, officials, volunteers and clubs. The FWS office coordinates Far West issues, such as: dissemination of information to clubs and programs regarding race schedules, racer qualification, selection to traveling teams, coaches and officials clinics; support of FWS ACC and BOD; FW traveling team arrangements; Far West Ski Team, etc.
For a detailed list of the responsibilities of the FWS office and the USSA/Western Region (USSA/WR) office, refer to the Appendix in the FWS Manual. Additional ski racing information can be found in the current USSA Alpine Competition Guide.