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Far West Environment Award
The Application deadline is March 17, 2025.

 The FWSA Environment Award was graciously sponsored from its inception in 2015 by Aspen/Snowmassan early leader in the ski industry reducing their carbon footprint. The two lodging partners for the 2024 Environment Award are Crestwood Condominiums and Timberline Condominiums. 

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
2024 Dave Tragethon
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 2025 Environment Award submission is March 17, 2025.

    The 2025 application can be downloaded here

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


    Dave Tragethon
    FWSA Environment Chair
    503-680-2685 [C]

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

FWSA Environment Award Sponsors:

What the winner receives:
Awardee receives an engraved crystal trophy and certificate and a 5-day lift ticket at Aspen Snowmass, 3 nights lodging at The Crestwood and 3 nights lodging at the Timberline Condominiums.