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Far West Recognition Programs...

Far West Recognition Awards are divided into the following categories.

  • Far West Council's Man and Woman of the Year.
  • Sponsored by Big White Ski Resort since 2001, each council can nominate a man and woman to represent to represent them at the Far West Convention.  Application due July 25, 2021.  more...

  • Far West Richard Lubin Safety Person of the Year
  • Sponsored by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area since 2020, this award recognizes an individual who has done the most to promote safe riding and the safety program.  This award was previously sponsored by Aspen/Snowmass until 2014 and Telluride from 2015-2019.  more...   Application due July 25, 2021.

  • Far West Western Ski Heritage Prize
  • Sponsored by Steamboat Ski Resort since 2000, this award recognizes an individual who has made the best effort to collect, archive, preserve and share the contributions of snowsports to the community at large.

  • Environment Award
  • Sponsored by Aspen/Snowmass, The Gant and Crestwood Condominiums, the Environment Award recognizes the individual who has made a significant contribution with new ideas and creative ways of protecting our environment and conserving our resources.
    more...     Application due July 25, 2021.

  • Far West Club & Council Communication Awards
  • Clubs and councils showcase their activities for the past year by submitting an essay, their publications, social media sites and their websites.
    more...    This program has been greatly simplified.  Application due July 25, 2021. 

  • Charity and Community Service
  • Far West is committed to enhancing the quality of life within our communities by supporting charitable giving and volunteerism. Clubs and councils who participate in charities in their regions and communities vie for prize money to be awarded to the winner’s charity of choice.
    more...  Application due July 25, 2021. 

  • Club and Council History Recognition
  • In 2008 Far West launched the Club and Council History Recognition to develop club, league and council histories. The objective of the annual program is to capture important information about skiing from the skier’s perspective and especially that of the club skier.
    more...   Application due August 18, 2021. 

  • Historic Ski Club
  • Clubs with over 50 years of operation may be designated as a FWSA Historic Ski Club. The club must provide proof of operations with the request for this designation. Historic clubs are given a certificate and receive an electronic logo for placement on their website and other media.
    Application due August 18, 2021. 

John James, 2012, Western Ski Heritage Prize Winner.

Century City Ski Club, 2009, Charity Recognition.

Gene Fulkerson & Nancy Ellis, 2014 Council's Woman and Man of the Year

Fran Long, 2012 Safety Person of the Year.

John Watson, 2011, reviews History Recognition presentation.