Far West Conventions...
Far West Ski Association hosts an annual convention, typically held the second weekend of June. The convention changes location from year to year and is hosted by the local council and ski clubs
- The weekend features special guests, celebrities and our very supportive ski industry partners.
- In addition to the business aspects of the convention, there’s a fun side, too.
- The host council & ski clubs often offer fun activities on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Thursday night is the Pub Crawl. It’s a great way for the ski industry and delegates to meet and greet on an informal basis.
- On Friday morning there are a myriad of opportunities for play. Typically, we offer golf, hiking, rafting, spa treatment, wine touring or unique activities that are available in the area.
- Following the Friday optional activities there is typically a Pool Party followed by an all club's Happy Hour topped by a Silent Auction and Snowsports Show. The auction and show are open to the public.
- On Saturday we get down to business with panels and program meetings, Snowsports Leadership Academy, Awards Luncheon, a Keynote Presentation, Cocktail Party and Awards Dinner and Dance.
- Business continues on Sunday with elections, club & council awards, reports and a brunch.
- Lodging and transportation is purchased separately. We obtain the best group rates possible.
Here’s a list of the upcoming conventions. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
- June 9-12, 2022
Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront, Portland, Oregon
Hosted by Northwest Ski Club Council more...
- June 15-18, 2023
The Grove Hotel, Boise, ID
Hosted by Intermountain Ski Council
- October 7-10, 2021
Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego, California
Hosted by San Diego Council of Ski Clubs more...
- June 13 – 16, 2019
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, CA
Hosted by Orange Council
- June 7–10, 2018
Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa
Co-Hosted by Bay Area and Sierra Councils
Riding the bull at the pool party is the Mt. Bachelor crew (Jim, Ann, Bob) that sponsored the event. Too much fun.
Harv Forsgren, Intermountain Regional Forester, USFS, joined the Public Affairs Panel to address issues facing ski areas today.
Michael J Ballingal, Big White, accepting the Tommi Tyndall Award for oustanding Ski Resort from FWSA President Randy Lew