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Snowsports Leadership Academy...

Far West 87thAnnual Snowsports Convention
June 13–16, 2019

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210 •760-776-1234 •

Snowsports Leadership Academy Topics

Saturday, June 15, 2019

  • Morning Session I (8:45 AM — 10:15 PM)

    “Are You Covered? A look at your clubs' liabilities, causes and insurance”

    Presented by Fred Liebel


  • Morning Session II (10:45 AM — 12:15 PM)

    "Strategic Travel Planning— Delivering Successful Trips”

    Presented by Debbie Stewart

  • Afternoon Session (2:40 PM — 4:00 PM)

    “The Ifs, Ands, and Buts of Recruiting New Leaders for your Club and Council "

    – Presented by Todd Hood

All attendees of the Snowsports Leadership Academy will receive a Certificate of Completion for each module. All Delegates to the FWSA Convention are given internet access to the Leadership Packet, which contains a myriad of information on each of the components (with expanded topics).

Why should you attend the Snowsports Leadership Academy?

The purpose of the Snowsports Leadership Academy is to provide an informational forum to the members attending the Far West Ski Association Convention, and has evolved into a valuable resource. It is a Far West education program designed to provide Far West members training and tools to enhance and expand their clubs and be recognized industry wide as having a measure of standards and consistency.

The Academy Involves Eight Components

  • Taking Office
  • Membership and Communications
  • Risk Management
  • Travel Programs Management
  • Technology Resources
  • Ethical Responsibilities
  • Ski Equipment Design
  • Building Membership Through Racing


Michael Bouton
FWSA VP Membership
208-703-0444 (C)


Online Registration is available beginning March 8, 2019.

May 6, 2019 is the deadline for early bird registration.

Register by May 17, 2019 to secure your spot.

We look forward to you joining Far West in Indian Wells, CA, June 13 - 16. 2019