Far West Ski Association (FWSA), founded in 1930, is a volunteer non-profit organization representing 150 affiliated ski clubs located throughout nine regional councils in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Association conducts active programs in public affairs, skier safety, ski heritage, racing, communications, travel, council development, ski industry, and community outreach.
Tahoe Donner Senior Alpine Ski Club is a member of Sierra Council in FWSA which provides members the opportunities to take part in its travel programs to domestic and international locations, ski/board racing, attendance at annual conventions, and access to member discounts for lodging, ski equipment and services, and adventure activities.
FWSA awards Athletic Scholarships to developing Alpine ski racers participating in programs within the Far West geographic region. Scholarships assist athletes who are committed to pursuing a competitive Alpine racing program. Scholarship funds may be used to offset training expenses and competition entrance fees. Local athletes who have benefitted from FWSA scholarships recently include Harrison Goss (Squaw Valley); AJ Hurt (Squaw Valley); Max Wingard (Squaw Valley); Haley Louis (Sugar Bowl); Noah Williams (Squaw Valley); JP Fouric (Sugar Bowl); and Lila Lapanja (US Ski Team).
Visit the Far West Ski Association website, fwsa.org, or go to the “Links” tab to access the site directly to find out about the many programs, membership services, and travel opportunities available to TDSASC members!