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  About FWSA

Far West Ski Association (FWSA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization with emphasis on skier safety, ski travel, ski area development, communications, club programs and family ski involvement. Since our beginning in 1930, FWSA has made its purpose to develop and provide benefits for all affiliated clubs and members. In doing so, the Association has benefited all skiers. We welcome all snow sport enthusiasts, young and old.

FWSA encourages participation in all snow sports, as well as providing numerous other activities. We encourage involvement in your local ski club and Council. Ski Clubs provide an opportunity for finding friends who share the same interests. Most ski clubs have active, year-round recreational and social events, including numerous ski trips, water skiing, river rafting, roller blading, potlucks, dinners, cruises, theater, service auctions, diving, biking, car rally, mystery trips, building sand castles, wine touring, camping and nearly any other activity you can name! If you want to join with other active, social people and get discounted rates for your favorite event, a ski club is the place to find it!.


Far West Ski Association is one of the country's largest ski associations. Ten active councils represent more than 50,000 skiers and boarders in more than 150 clubs in twelve states— Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

In California, there are five individual councils— Bay Area, Central, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego.

Arizona Council is headquartered in Phoenix.

Sierra Council covers Reno & Las Vegas in Nevada, parts of Northern California and a small portion of the central valley of California.

Northwest Council has member clubs in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.

Intermountain Ski Council is spread throughout Colorado, Idaho, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

The National Brotherhood of Skiers Western Region is comprised of clubs of underrepresented snowsports enthusiasts in states including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

Through your Ski Club and Council or as a direct member, you may participate in FWSA activities. Each year FWSA provides several trips to domestic and international locations, ski and board racing for adults and juniors, and other recreational activities. Members also have an opportunity to attend the annual Convention and Silent Auction to bid on ski vacations and products.

Far West Ski Association invites you and your family to join us. Whether you are an alpine or Nordic skier, prefer to cut air on your board, or just want to enjoy the atmosphere, look for a club near you. You will be glad you did!

Far West Affiliations

Far West Ski Association is a member of the National Ski Council Federation (NSCF). Check out their web site if you are planning a move to a different area or are looking for additional benefits.

Far West is also a member of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) and is associated with the Far West Ski Foundation (FWSF), Far West Racing Association (FWRA) and National Ski Patrol (NSP).

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