[FWM News] Training info, Scholarship awards, Thanksgiving news

Far West Masters news news at lists.farwestmasters.org
Tue Nov 26 09:32:40 PST 2013

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is here and ski season is getting going in the Sierras.  Mammoth 
has been open since early November and with last week's early-season winter storm brushing the 
Sierras many of the Tahoe areas are also opening.

We have two race weekends coming up in December after the holiday break, at Mammoth and Alpine, and 
both are also offering training camps the week prior to the races, so there are some great 
opportunities to get out for some early season racing and training.

Race registration is open for both December events and we'll get some reminders/tips out this 
weekend to help everyone get set up on SkiRaceReg.com for online race entries.

The Training information page on the farwestmasters.org web site has been updated to put together 
information on training opportunities from special camps to season-long programs.  Most of our 
long-time season programs are back (Mammoth, Squaw, Northstar, Mt Rose), offering a variety of 
short programs, "drop in" daily options, and special camps.  There are some exciting improvements 
such as Mt. Rose's commitment with two dedicated masters coaches.

Take advantage of our Far West Masters group on Facebook to post questions, answers, and comments 
about training, racing, ski conditions, traveling, whatever... 


The Far West Masters Scholarship program, an all-volunteer fundraising program which supports 
junior athletes in our Far West division, has announced scholarship awards to forty athletes. 

Training Information

The Training information page has been updated with information about early season training camps 
(December camps are available at Mammoth and Squaw/Alpine) and training programs available to 
masters competitors in the Far West division.

We try to include information about all programs and training opportunities to help masters 
competitors find a program that fits their interests in race training and skills development. 
Please let us know of any additions or changes - we do not promote or recommend any particular 
program, but all programs that we list include active members of the Far West masters who will 
happily provide information and answer questions about their programs. (Tip: visit the Far West 
Masters group on Facebook to post questions, comments, and share information)


2014 Scholarship Awards Announced

We are very pleased to announce the 2014 Scholarship Program awards to forty athletes from the Far 
West Division, from U14 up through U21 athletes competing in both the Far West division and at the 
US Ski Team level. Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, citizenship, 
leadership, motivation, financial need and talent.

In return for scholarship award funds that may be used for ski racing expenses, each athlete is 
asked to forerun one of our Masters races and give a brief talk at the following award or dinner 
gathering. Over the years this program has been in place, we've had the pleasure of meeting a lot 
of great kids, who learn from the challenge of public speaking (albeit to a supportive group of 
masters racers!) as well as from their ski racing. The opportunity for junior and masters athletes 
to mix and meet has been a enjoyable experience on both sides, so we thank everyone who contributes 
and supports this program.


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