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2021 Convention
The 2021 Convention  will be held in San Diego, California.
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Far West Conventions...

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.   
  • 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.

  • October 7-10, 2021
    Marriott Mission Valley
    San Diego, California
    Hosted by San Diego Council of Ski Clubs
  • June 9-12, 2022
    Red Lion Hotel on the River
    Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon
    Hosted by Northwest Ski Club Council



  • 2020 Postponed
    Red Lion Hotel on the River
    Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon
    Hosted by Northwest Ski Club Council
  • 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

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, accepting the Tommi Tyndall Award for oustanding Ski Resort from FWSA President Randy Lew