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1 1 Far West Ski Association Far West Ski Association and host Bay Area Snow Sports Council invite you to attend the 81 st Annual FWSA Convention. Far West Ski Association is a non-profit volunteer organization with emphasis on: On-Snow Safety Snowsports Travel Club Programs Recreational Racing Ski Area Development Family Sports Involvement

2 2 Far West Ski Association Convention Far West Ski Association holds an annual convention. The convention is typically held the second weekend of June. The convention changes location from year to year. The convention is hosted by the local council and their member clubs.

3 Convention Magic Mountain Moments 81 st Annual Convention June 6 – 9, 2013 Hosted by Bay Area Snow Sports Council Located at the fabulous Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, NV –$79 – Grand Sierra Room –$104 – Summit Grand II Upgrade

4 4 Who Attends Delegates Delegates Must be a member of a FWSA club or a Direct Member of FWSA Clubs are allowed a number of voting delegates based on their membership Non-voting delegates are invited to attend all events except they will not be able to vote in the elections on Sunday Delegates register individually and clubs submit their delegate list

5 5 Who Else Attends Snowsports Partners Ski Resorts, Equipment, Travel Experts Special Guests Guests are invited from the Ski Industry to interact with us on matters of importance to Skiers and Boarders Open to the Public The Friday night Silent Auction & Dance –Event is FREE and includes a FREE drink Saturday meetings, presentations and meals –Saturday only package available

6 6 Guest Speakers Please Welcome Daron Rahlves Keynote Speaker Troy Hawks NSAA Billy Kidd Olympian Doug Pringle Disabled Sports USA

7 7 Convention Kick Off Unofficial Thursday Night Pub Crawl (optional) –A chance to mix with snowsports industry and other club members in a social atmosphere Official Friday Night Silent Auction, Ski Show & Dance –A chance to mix with snowsports industry in a more formal environment

8 8 Convention Activities Friday Program for Delegates Beach Party Silent Auction, Ski Show & Dance –A chance to bid on more than $100,000 in travel related packages –Meet with the Snowsports Industry from the US and International destinations –Open to the Public so invite all your friends –Great deals to be had –A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Disabled Sports USA Far West Snowsports Program The registration fee covers these programs for Friday.

9 9 Convention Activities Saturday Program for Delegates and the Public Continental Breakfast Travel Expo Snowsports Leadership Academy Public Affairs Panels Award Luncheon Multi-Media Presentation with Keynote Speaker Council Caucus Cocktail Party Awards Dinner & Dance The registration fee covers these programs for Saturday.

10 10 Travel Expo Saturday Purpose Focused one-on-one time between snowsports industry and Far West membership leaders Forum Delegates [voting and non-voting] meet with the snowsports industry [resorts, operators, and suppliers] Eight Pre-scheduled 10-minute appointments. What to Bring Business Cards Eight one-page Club Trip Profiles Grand Prize Ground package for one to Far West Ski Week

11 11 Snowsports Leadership Academy – Saturday Purpose Informational Forum Provide Training and Tools for members Sessions Morning Keeping Pace as a High Tech Club Afternoon Make Club Meetings Fun While Getting Business Done Certificate Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion Leadership CD in the Registration Packet

12 12 Convention Activities Sunday Program for Delegates Eye Opener Business Meeting Elections Club & Council Awards Director Reports Brunch The registration fee covers this program for Sunday.

13 13 Optional Activities Thursday Pub Crawl Friday Michael German Memorial Golf Tournament White Water Rafting on the Truckee River Hike to Mt. Rose Summit Spa Day at Grand Sierra Grand Sierra Resort Fun There is a separate cost for each event in addition to the registration fee.

14 14 Far West Programs Award Programs for Individuals, Clubs and Councils Councils Man & Woman of the Year Club / Council Communication Awards Safety Person of the Year Western Ski Heritage Award Charity & Community Service Recognition Club / Council Historical Recognition Athletic Scholarships

15 15 Councils Man & Woman of the Year About Clubs nominate a Man & Women of the Year Councils choose a Man & Woman from their Clubs Far West chooses a Man & Woman from their Councils Events at Convention Friday Reception Saturday Morning Interviews & Judging Saturday Lunch Recognition Saturday Evening Councils Man & Woman announced

16 16 Councils Man & Woman of the Year Sponsor Sponsored by Big White Ski Resort since 2001 The winners each receive a 5-day ski/board package for two that includes 5 Nights Lodging at Big White 5 Day Lift Ticket Transfer

17 17 Club / Council Communication Awards Tollakson Outstanding Club Award Wentworth Outstanding Club Publication Award Outstanding Club Website Award Outstanding Council Publication Award Outstanding Council Website Award Typically, there are 3 club classes based on club size so clubs compete against clubs of similar size. Judging is done by a collection of peers. This year a design school will be helping with the judging.

18 18 Far West Safety Award Promote Safety This award is for an individual, within FWSA, that has done the most to promote safety through a number of criteria. –Articles –On slope safety –Other ways to raise safety consciousness Must be nominated by your club

19 19 Far West Safety Award Sponsor Sponsored by Aspen/Snowmass, The Gant & Crestwood Condominium since 1998 Winner receives 3 nights lodging at The Gant in Aspen 4 nights lodging at Crestwood Condominium Round trip air into Aspen 6 day Lift Ticket & Rental Half day group lesson On Mountain Tour TV interview with Plum TV

20 20 Western Ski Heritage Award Preserving our Ski Heritage Awareness of snowsport contributions made by individuals, groups and companies to all aspects of snowsports –Original documentation of facets of snowsports –Organization histories (club, council, league, company, etc) –Videos, photos and/or books –Speaker programs –Descriptions or displays of past major events

21 21 Western Ski Heritage Sponsor Sponsored by Steamboat Ski Resort since 2000 Winner receives 5-day ski/board package for 2 5 Nights Lodging 5 Day Lift Ticket for Steamboat Ski Resort 5 Days Ski / Snowboard Rentals from Steamboat Ski & Sport Half Day Lesson at the Ski & Snowboard School On Mountain Tour Lunch at Ragnar's Restaurant with the Director of Sales & Sales Manager

22 22 Charity & Community Service Award Purpose Recognize Far West clubs and councils for their outstanding financial and/or volunteer support to one or more charitable organizations Winners receive 1 st place club: $300 for charity of choice 2 nd place club: $100 for charity of choice 3 rd place club: $100 for charity of choice 1 st place council: $100 for charity of choice

23 23 Club / Council Historical Recognition Purpose Capture important information about skiing from the skiers perspective and especially that of the club skier Award Selection Based on digital (preferable) or mailed presentation of club or council Historical Recognition Club or council older than 50 years

24 24 Athletic Scholarship Purpose Develop alpine junior ski racers participating in programs within the Far West region Sponsored since 2004 Whitefish Mountain Resort Grouse Mountain Lodge Karbon Awards In 2012, Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,525 were awarded to 16 Junior Racers

25 25 Athletic Scholarship Partners Partners Bergfreunde Ski Club Northwest Ski Club Council Skiyente Ski Club Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs Mountain High Snowsports Club San Diego Council of Ski Clubs Sierra League & Council Castro Valley Ski Club

26 26 Registration Fees Convention Packages (June 7 - 9) Full Package Meetings Only Saturday Expo, Meetings & Lunch Awards Luncheon Only Awards Dinner & Dance Only Extras Delegate Book Hard Copy Vest $149 $50 $37 $65 $10 $35

27 27 Optional Activity Fees Priority to Delegates/Industry River Walk Pub Crawl Michael German Golf Tournament –Golf Club Rental Reno Run Whitewater Rafting Tahoe Rim Trail Hike Grand Sierra Spa Day Grand Sierra Resort Fun $52 $102 $25 $75 $25 $99 $45

28 28 Club Economic Relief Program for 2013 Incentive Every 6 th Full Voting Delegate Registration from your Club made by May 10, 2013 will receive one registration rebate to be paid after the convention. All your club delegates must attend the convention to receive the registration rebate.

29 29 Information / Contact Details are available on our website fwsa.org Jane Wyckoff FWSA Convention Chair Mary Olhausen Silent Auction/Travel Expo Chair Nancy Ellis Convention Registrar Linda Indreboe BAC Host Council Convention Coordinator

30 30 Join FWSA in Reno We look forward to seeing you at our 81 st Annual Far West Ski Association Convention. Its both fun and educational!


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