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Far West Environment Award
The Application deadline is March 27 2023.

The FWSA Environment Award is graciously being sponsored by Aspen/Snowmass, The Gant Aspen and The Crestwood Condominium Hotel. Aspen/Snowmass, an early leader in the ski industry reducing their carbon footprint, proposed this award for FWSA in 2015.

The Environment Award is designed to encourage good stewardship of our environment. We want to inspire and reward creative efforts to conserve and protect our environment. This award should recognize a special action that the applicant took, or something he or she put in place that made a difference.

  • Conduct or arrange an event(s) for your club, council or the general public that focuses on the principles of “Protect Our Winters' (POW)” mission to engage and mobilize the snowsports community to lead the fight against climate change with a focus on educational initiatives, advocacy and community-based activism. Stage an event based on one or more of the seven actions of the POW pledge. Learn more about POW at
  • Work with your club or council and your local ski area to develop or improve your ski area's “Sustainable Slopes” program. This program was adopted by the ski industry in 2000. It provides an overarching framework for ski areas on sustainability and enhanced environmental performance. Learn more about Sustainable Slopes and NSAA’s Environmental Charter
Awardee Council
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 2023 Environment Award submission is March 27, 2023.

    The 2023 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

What the winner receives
The winner receives a 5-night ski/board package for two that includes:
  • 5 Nights Lodging split between The Gant in Aspen* and The Crestwood Hotel in Snowmass*
  • 5 Day Lift Ticket for Buttermilk, Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands
  • 5 Days of Equipment Rentals
  • Half-day Group Lesson

* Lodging is based on space availability and restrictions may apply.