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Far West 86thAnnual Snowsports Convention
June 7–10, 2018

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502 • 


Arizona Ski Council

Bill Behnke partnered with Linda on the Environmental Stewardship Committee, and also serves as ski trip coordinator and trip captain for several club adventures. At press time, Bill is the newly elected president of Phoenix Ski Club.

Linda Johnson, a member of Phoenix Ski Club, has been busy for years arranging social hours, captaining the council’s annual trip to Telluride, and developing learn to ski and environmental programs.

Bay Area Snow Sports Council

Brian Burgess, a past board member of In-skiers, continues to work on many activities in support of the current board and its activities. Brian is an active racer and when not racing can be found as a race day volunteer.

Nikki Rubio is a member, past president and current VP of Rusty Bindings Ski Club, has contributed hugely to annual social organizations /fundraisers sponsored by her Club.

Intermountain Ski Council

Michael Bouton, also a member of Bogus Basin Ski Club, is an active trip and activities leader, and is working with Bogus Basin Ski Resort to develop a host program. Michael was host convention chair for the FWSA 2017 convention in Boise.

Kim Hovren is active on the Bogus Basin Ski Club board, helps manage a local Warren Miller film festival, and is an active Bogus Basin Masters racer.


Los Angeles Council of Ski Clubs

Dennis Leon, a member of Wailers Ski, Snowboard and Social Club, is the current secretary of the club, organized this year’s “River Bash,” and provides assistance to the club Social Secretary when needed.

Hannah Nishimoto, a member of The Unrecables, is a huge cog in the wheel that allows athletes with mental and physical challenges to enjoy snowsports activities at Mammoth Mountain.


Northwest Ski Club Council

Bill King, a member of Mountain High Snowsports Club, is currently vice president of Mountain High, and treasurer of NWSCC. Bill also participates as a racer in the PACRAT race league.

Jackie Lane, a longtime member of Cascade Ski Club, has worked hard on much needed improvements and upgrades to the club’s historic lodge, including a beautiful fire pit. She’s also a longtime PACRAT racer.


Orange Council of Ski Clubs

Carol Kane, a member of Snowbounders Ski Club, is the trip VP and represents Snowbounders at all Orange Council meetings. Carol is a party queen for Snowbounders, helping to organize many social functions, and is running the pub crawl for the 2019 convention!


San Diego Council of Ski Clubs

Jean McCasey, a member of North Island Snow-drifters, has been instrumental in her club’s trips to Mammoth, and as well as trips outside the state. Jean is also our FWSA convention registrar. Jean is the Race Director for NIS, and has been a great fundraiser.


Sierra League & Council

Bill Ramoni is a member of Cabernet Ski and Race and Reno Ski & Recreation Club. He works hard as the head gatekeeper of Sierra League.

Nan Carnal is a member of Cabernet Ski and Race and Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club. Nan puts in many volunteer hours as Sierra League Race Director, and Sierra Council co-treasurer. Nan is also on the board of Far West Race Association.


More Information

Sheri Parshall
FWSA Man & Woman of The Year Chair


Online Registration is available beginning March 1, 2018.

Register by May 7, 2018 to secure your spot.

We look forward to you joining Far West in Reno, NV, June 7 - 10. 2018