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Far West 85th Annual Snowsports Convention
June 7–11, 2017

The Grove Hotel Downtown Boise
245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702 • 888-961-5000 • www.grovehotelboise.com

Boise Centre
850 W. Front St., Boise ID 83702 • www.boisecentre.com

Charlie Linville, Keynote Speaker

Charlie Linville wasn’t really looking for peace, but he found it at 22,000 feet, roped to the world’s tallest mountain.

He was about to become the first military amputee to summit Mount Everest. Millions of small painful steps led him to this huge step.

After two failed attempts in 2014 (avalanche) and 2015 (earthquake) he was pursuing the summit.

He took mementoes from fallen brothers to say thank you for their sacrifice. He figured that’s as close as he could ever get to them. It was close to Memorial Day, so it was a way to say ‘thank you’ to every single veteran who has ever served in the military.

In his rollercoaster life, he’d gone from being a Marine to a wounded guy to a guy climbing the tallest mountain in the world.

For Charlie, it all circles back to the Vail Veterans Program and showing him how much he could do with his life.




Charlie Linville, the first military amputee to summit Mount Everest.


Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd, a descendant of the infamous Billy the Kidd, was the 1964 Olympic Silver Medalist in slalom skiing. Billy later went on to win the 1970 World Championships in Val Gardena, Italy.

Born in Vermont, Billy moved to Steamboat Springs in 1970 and has been giving free ski clinics there for 35 years. Billy is currently serving as Director of Skiing at Steamboat Ski & Resort, CO.

Billy has served on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International, The President's Council on Physical Fitness, and The Jimmie Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis (currently Can Do MS) in Vail.

Billy hosts corporate ski outings for companies including American Express, Rolex Watch, UPS, American Airlines, Time magazine, Sports Illustrated magazine, and several others.




Billy Kidd, Steamboat, CO.
Online Registration is available NOW.
Register by May 8, 2017 to secure your spot.
We look forward to you joining Far West in Boise, June 7–11, 2017.
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