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The 2020 Convention will be held in Portland, Oregon. Click on the thumbnail below for more information on the 2020 FWSA Convention.

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The ladies in Phoenix, AZ checking out venues for the 2016 annual Convention. Pictured left to right— Linda Westlund, Linda Scott, Jane Wyckoff.


Far West Ski Association hosts an annual convention, typically held the second weekend of June. The convention changes location from year to year and is hosted by the local council and ski clubs.

The weekend features special guests, celebrities and our very supportive ski industry partners.
Riding the bull at the pool party is the Mt. Bachelor crew (Jim, Ann, Bob) that sponsored the event. Too much fun.

Harv Forsgren, Intermountain Regional Forester, USFS, joined the Public Affairs Panel to address issues facing ski areas today.

Michael J. Ballingal, Big White / Silver Star, accepting the Tommi Tyndall Award for outstanding Ski Resort from FWSA president Randy Lew.
In addition to the business aspects of the convention, there’s a fun side, too.
The host council & ski clubs often offer fun activities on Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday night is the Pub Crawl. It’s a great way for the ski industry and delegates to meet and greet on an informal basis.
On Friday morning there are a myriad of opportunities for play. Typically, we offer golf, hiking, rafting, spa treatment, wine touring or unique activities that are available in the area.
Following the Friday optional activities there is typically a Pool Party followed by an all club's Happy Hour topped by a Silent Auction and Snowsports Show. The auction and show are open to the public.
On Saturday we get down to business with a Travel Expo, panels and program meetings, Snowsports Leadership Academy, Awards Luncheon, a Keynote Presentation, Cocktail Party and Awards Dinner and Dance.
Business continues on Sunday with elections, club & council awards, reports and a brunch.
Lodging and transportation is purchased separately. We obtain the best group rates possible.

Convention Schedule

Here’s a list of the upcoming conventions. Information will be posted as it becomes available. Registration opens in January.

May 28 – 31 2020
Red Lion on the River
Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon
Hosted by Northwest Ski Club Council
June 10 – 13, 2021
Mission Valley Marriott
San Diego, California
Hosted by San Diego Council of Ski Clubs
stay tuned...
June 9 – 12, 2022
Hosted by Intermountain Ski Council
stay tuned...

Past Conventions

June 13 – 16, 2019
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, CA
Hosted by Orange Council
June 7–10, 2018
Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa
Reno, NV
Co-Hosted by Bay Area and Sierra Councils
June 7–11, 2017
The Grove Hotel, Boise Centre
Boise, ID
Co-Hosted by Bogus Basin Ski Club & Intermountain Ski Council
June 9–12, 2016
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel
Paradise Valley – Scottsdale, Arizona
Hosted by Arizona Ski Council
June 4–7, 2015
Town & Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Hosted by San Diego Council of Ski Clubs
June 12–15, 2014
The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center
Bend, OR
Hosted by Northwest Ski Club Council
June 6–9, 2013
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Reno, NV
Hosted by Bay Area Snow Sports Club
June 7–10, 2012
Ogden Eccles Conference Center
Ogden, UT
Hosted by Intermountain Ski Council

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