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This site was updated on 2/16/2024  -  SCROLL down this page for more news, events and travel info.

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We are a council of ski and snowboard clubs whose members love to ski & board, travel, have adventures, socialize and give back to the community. If you love to have fun, come join us.



NEWS

FWSA Membership Cards

Far West Membership Cards have been mailed to all clubs who have paid their dues for this year.  Check with your club president or membership director to get your card.  FWSA Cards entitle you to various benefits and discounts which you can find in our Resources section. (Top Menu Bar of this site)

Announcing the 91st Annual FWSA Convention:

We are pleased to announce that the Bay Area Snow Sport Council (BAC) and Sierra League & Council will be the 2024 hosts for the 91st Annual Far West Ski Association Convention.  The convention is scheduled for June 6-9, 2024.  It will feature celebrity guest speakers, the Snowsports Leadership Academy educational sessions with valuable information for clubs and councils, public affairs panels, an auction, optional fun activities, and more.  The convention will take place at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa in Reno, NV.   Special hotel rates are available and it is not too soon to book your room.

For registration information and more please click on the following link for the convention flyer:

2024 FWSA Convention Flyer

Announcing the 2024 FWSA Domestic Ski/Board Week:


Steamboat Springs, Colorado from January 27 to February 4, 2024. Since FWSA's last trip, the old gondola from the base is gone and the area has been replaced with Steamboat Square.  A new gondola with increased capacity should be finished this year.  Additions also include more food options, an ice rink, a new entertainment stage with great views of the mountain and 650 acres of advanced and expert terrain. 

Announcing BAC's 2024 Mini Ski/Board Week:

Whitefish, Montana will be the site of our 2024 mini ski week, which will be held March 3-9, 2024.  We will have 30 spots available. Janel Spencer, our BAC Trip Leader, is planning an exciting trip including, not only downhill skiing and boarding, but cross country, a possible trip to Glacier National Park, parties and more.  Online reservation is available through Sports America.  Click here for more information:  BAC Mini Ski Week - Whitefish

Announcing the 2024 FWSA International Ski/Board Trip:

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy is the site of 2024's international trip scheduled for February 25 to March 4.  An optional extension (also available as a standalone trip) is offered to Northern Italy.  Signups are currently being taken.

Announcing BAC's Bike and Barge Trip for 2025

Time to plan ahead for our BAC exclusive Bike & Barge from Bruges, Belgium to Amsterdam from May 8-15, 2025 with a pre-trip from May 5-8th to Keukenhof Gardens to see the tulip flower displays. We have reserved the entire Magnifique II barge,operated by Girolibero, which accommodates 34 bikers. Please stay tuned for more information in February.


Please see our Travel section to the right for more information on these and other trips.

BAC Club Membership

The 2023 - 2024 Club Membership Form is now available. Click on clubs in the menu in the top section of this page for more information.

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EVENTS

BAC Meetings

BAC General Meetings for 2023 are posted to our Calendar.  All club presidents, BAC representatives and interested parties may attend.

General Meeting are usually held on the second Monday of the month, with possible exceptions for November, December and certain holidays.

An email is sent out to the BAC Contact List prior to the meeting with the location and a link to ZOOM, if that is being offered.

BAC Volunteer of the Year


Has your club honored a club member and sent the name to Harry Davis for BAC’s Volunteer of the Year? The FWSA program covers all member Councils and highlights the extraordinary accomplishments that members can make within the skiing industry and their own club. Send the name of your club’s Volunteer of the Year to Harry at bac.publicaffairs@skibac.org before January 31, 2024. BAC is honoring all club Volunteers of the Year on February 28 at Don Jose's Restaurant in Castro Valley. Club presidents and Volunteers with their spouse/ significant other are invited to attend.



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TRAVEL

To attend BAC trips you must be a member of a BAC (i.e a BAC Club or a Direct Member of BAC.)  For FWSA trips, you must be a member of a FWSA Council (such as BAC) or a direct member of Far West Ski Association (FWSA.)

FWSA Domestic Ski Week  Steamboat Springs January 27 - February 4, 2024

FWSA International Trip  Madonna di Campiglio, Italy February 25 - March 3, 2024 with an optional extension to Northern Italy March 3 - 10, 2024.

BAC Mini Ski Week  Whitefish Montana March 3 - 9, 2024

BAC Bike & Barge - Bruges, Belgium to Amsterdam, the Netherlands May 8 - 15, 2025 with an optional extension to view the Tulips May 3-8, 2025 - stay tuned for more info.

Additional Trips (Ski/Snowboard and Adventure Trips) - many additional trips are offered so please click here for a complete list.



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