U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Westhaven Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding technical delegate for the year and/or over the years. The donors of this award areFraser and Teddy West. Any U.S. Ski & Snowboardmember may nominate a U.S. Ski & Snowboardor FIS TD for the Westhaven Award. This is a one-time eligibility award; i.e. a winner may not be re-nominated. The nomination must include a brief background sketch and reasons for the nomination. The award recipient is selected by the voting members of the U.S. Ski & SnowboardAwards Working Group.
PNSA had another fantastic FIS speed camp this year at Schweitzer. Athletes from five clubs - White Pass, Team Alpental, Crystal Mt., Mt. Spokane, and Schwetizer participated in the project.
In the three days, the athletes were able to complete seven full length runs of Downhill on the race track and four runs of full length Super G. Each day also included GS training blocks to follow the early morning speed sessions. The project once again proved to be a success as most participating athletes had great performances in the races to follow. The time spent on speed skis was very apparent in each of these athletes when it came to our first training run of the actual event.
The athletes loaded the lifts two hours prior to normal operating schedule all three days of the camp. The PNSEF Grant covered the time for lift operators at two lifts, lift maintenance, ski patrol on site, and special grooming requests.
SARS also provided five coaches per day that served as the jury, course crew, dye crew, and video team making this project possible.
Thanks again PNSA and PNSEF for making this happen. Our PNSA athletes benefited from this fantastic opportunity.