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Far West Environment Award
The Application deadline is March 18 2024.

The FWSA Environment Award was graciously sponsored from its inception in 2015 by Aspen/Snowmass, The Gant Aspen and The Crestwood Condominium Hotel.  Sadly, that sponsorship ended in 2023. We are currently seeking new sponsorship for this award.  Stay tuned.

Aspen/Snowmass, an early leader in the ski industry reducing their carbon footprint, proposed this award for FWSA in 2015.

This recognition program encourages development of awareness and programs that educate club and council members about sustaining snowsports through conservation and protection of our environment.  The award recognizes a special action the applicant took, or something he or she put in place that made an impact in the community.


The applicant could have arranged an event(s) for their club, council or general public or published articles or stories to help spread awareness of effective ways to mitigate climate change and protect our environment, in support of snowsports industry initiatives such as the National Ski Areas Association “Sustainable Slopes” program ( or the Snowsports Industries America “Climate Policy Agenda” (

Awardee Council
No Award  
2022 No Award  
2021 Richard Lubin
Bay Area
2020 No Award  
2019 Janine Rands
2018 No Award
2017 No Award
2016 No Award
2015 Catherine Ohl
Jennifer Nerad Sultan
San Diego & Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Apply for the Environment Award

    The deadline for the 2024 Environment Award submission is March 18, 2024.

    The 2024 application can be downloaded here

    The winner will be announced Saturday evening at the Convention Awards Banquet.


    Janine Rands
    FWSA Environment Chair
    805-704-0418 [C]

Download the Environment Award Application as a PDF document to be filled out electronically.

FWSA Environment Award Sponsors to be determined.

What the winner receives:
Awardee receives an engraved crystal trophy and certificate.