Far West Masters Racing

The Far West Masters is an organization of volunteers. Our race calendar and race operations depend on the efforts of many people who contribute time and energy to putting together a schedule of challenging and enjoyable races each season.

This page lists the Far West members who contribute to our program by their efforts at each race weekend.

Race Volunteers

When you arrive at the area for a Far West Masters race, the race checkin desk is staffed by fellow racers who have volunteered their time. Diann Laing is our Head Race Checkin coordinator and responsible for ensuring that we have a checkin desk staffed at each event and that all the necessary information and administrative forms for competitors are available.

On the hill during the race, the officials are also fellow Far West racers who have volunteered their time to help ensure that our competitions are safe and fair. At each race, we provide a Technical Delegate (TD) and a Referee who together with the Chief of Course from the organizing area comprise the race jury. Mark Mirviss is the Head of Officials and works diligently each year to ensure that we have licensed officials who are qualified to work our races.

Date Event Race Checkin Officials
Dec. 3-4 Mammoth Mountain
SL x 2 / GS
Diann Laing TD: Rees Palermo
RF: Deb Lewis
Dec. 17-18 Alpine Meadows
SL, SL
Diann Laing TD: Doug Fulton
RF: Ray Tulloch John Black
[cancelled]
Jan. 6-8 Heavenly
GS x 2, SL x 2, SL
Diann Laing TD: Don Smith #1/Mark Mirviss #2 (Fri/ Sat)
TD: Mark Mirviss (Sun)
RFRees Palermo (Fri)'
RF: Hamish Butler (Sat/Sun)
Jan. 19-22 Mammoth Mountain
DH x 2, SG x 2, SG
Diann Laing TD: Eddie Mozen
RF: Dan Simmons
AR: Mark Mirviss
Feb. 3-5 FIS Masters Western Regional Championships - Park City UT - SG, SG, GS, SL
Feb. 9-12 Northstar
SG x 2, GS, GS
Diann Laing TD: Paul Laudenschlager (Fri/Sat)
TD: TBA (Sun)
RF: Dan Simmons Ray Tulloch
AR: Deb Lewis (Fri SGs)
Mar. 3 Heavenly
SL x 2
Diann Laing TD: TBA
RF: TBA
Mar. 4-5 Mt. Rose
GS, GS
Diann Laing TD: Paul Laudenschlager (Sat)
TD: Rees Palermo Dan Simmon (Sun)
RF: Mark Mirviss
Mar. 13-18 US Masters National Championships - Mammoth CA - DH, SG, GS, SL
Mar. 30-Apr. 1 Squaw Valley
SG x 2, SL x 2, GS
TBA TD: Eddie Mozen
RF: Dan Simmons (Thu)
AR: Ray Tulloch (Thu SGs)
RF: Hamish Butler (Thu)