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Available March 2018

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Rafting Truckee River
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Reno Rumble Pub Crawl
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12th Annual Michael German Memorial Golf Tournament (Friday) more...

Lake Tahoe Hike (Friday)
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Far West 86th Annual Snowsports Convention
June 7–10, 2018

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 • 800-723-6500www.atlantiscasino.com

Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd, a descendant of the infamous Billy the Kidd, was the 1964 Olympic Silver Medalist in slalom skiing. Billy later went on to win the 1970 World Championships in Val Gardena, Italy.

Born in Vermont, Billy moved to Steamboat Springs in 1970 and has been giving free ski clinics there for 35 years. Billy is currently serving as Director of Skiing at Steamboat Ski & Resort, CO.

Billy has served on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International, The President's Council on Physical Fitness, and The Jimmie Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis (currently Can Do MS) in Vail.

Billy hosts corporate ski outings for companies including American Express, Rolex Watch, UPS, American Airlines, Time magazine, Sports Illustrated magazine, and several others.




Billy Kidd, Steamboat, CO.

Wayne Wong

Wayne Wong is a Canadian pioneer of freestyle skiing, and an inductee into both the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Any discussion about the early years of “Hot Dog” freestyle skiing will include the iconic name Wayne Wong. Good looking and charismatic, Wong was a very marketable character.

The looks, style and all the latest freestyle ski moves that propelled him into the limelight of the era. His signature tricks on the snow, great smile and personality made him a cultural icon of the early freestyle era.



Wayne Wong, Freestyle Skier


Dave Ludwig

Dave Ludwig, founder of Hope On The Slopes (HOTS), states in his own words “The inception of what is now the American Cancer Society Hope On The Slopes began as an idea or thought while riding the chair one day at White Pass. In those days, White Pass had a RFID vertical tracking system that I enjoyed using. We could track our runs and vertical for the day and the year to date. My thought at the time was ‘how could this be used as a fundraiser’?

Since this early concept phase, White Pass has helped develop and refine Hope On The Slopes at White Pass, and has been involved in the expansion of the event to almost every new location.

Dave Ludwig is the FWSA 2016 Jimmie Heuga receipant.


Dave Ludwig, founder Hope On The Slopes

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.
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