Far West’s END-OF-SEASON Party!

fw_logo-lgSaturday, May 2nd
Tahoe Park Beach (near Sunnyside)
2 pm to 5 pm

Come join us for the end-of-season party at Tahoe Park Beach  (south of Tahoe City on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe) on Saturday, May 2, from 2-5 p.m. Address is 1700 Sequoia Ave., just North of the Sunnyside resort. Enjoy the beach and other amenities for the first hour. Bring your beach toys! Our “program” starts at 3 pm. This will be a late afternoon potluck, so bring your favorite snack or dessert. We will also be having a fun (no-cost) raffle. Must be present to win!

Masters and Elite Team, we will also be awarding the Masters Challenge prizes and Sierra Ski Chase prizes at the party. Check the website to see if you won a prize this season. We hope to see you there!

High School Seniors, this is your chance to choose a buddy to give you a proper send-off with a short speech. Choose wisely. It’s always fun to hear the stories from your skiing career.

In case of inclement weather, our back-up location will be Rideout (last year’s location), which is just a bit further down the west shore.


Billy Dutton Uphill Canceled

2011 Billy Dutton UphillIn case you missed seeing it on our Race Calendar page, the 2015 Billy Dutton Uphill has been canceled due to lack of snow. Because of the uncertainty of whether Squaw Valley would even be open this late in the season, Squaw Valley USA needed to unfortunately cancel the race. We’re hoping for a rip-roaring 2016 season!



Far West Nordic has completed its 2015 Junior Nationals Races. It was an awesome week of skiing, and an incredible job by the folks at Auburn Ski Club and all the wonderful volunteers. CLICK HERE to check out all the photos, from the Prelim time trials of the Freestyle Sprints on Monday to the Classic Relays on Saturday.


The 2015 Far West Nordic Junior National Team



A Letter from Tahoe Cross Country…

TXC_logo-newMarch 9, 2015

Dear Members of the TXC Community, We have all suffered a great loss personally and professionally with the passing of Kevin Murnane. He will be missed by all. TXC will strive to continue to provide excellent year-round activities, programs, and services under the guidance of Valli Murnane and the TXC Board of Directors. We recognize that these are difficult times for the community and we are all committed to moving forward in a positive manner.

Regards, Valli Murnane, Jim Robins, Doug Read, Jens Legallet, Gary Anderson, Dave Clohessy, Patti Dowden, Don Fyfe, John Gerbino, Don Heapes, Doug McNair, Rafe Miller


Junior Nationals Are Here!

jn2015_farwest-teamphotoThe wait is over! Junior Nationals start tomorrow, March 9th, with the Freestyle Sprint Competition. Far West Nordic has it’s largest team in 10 years, with 43 of our athletes from Truckee, North Tahoe, and Mammoth Lakes joining together to test themselves against the best young Nordic skiers in the country. To stay up-to-date with all the happenings, go to xcjuniornationals2015.com. To view photos throughout the week, go to www.macbethgraphics.com.


Far West Looking for Board Members

Far West NordicLooking to get more involved in your Nordic Ski Community? Here’s your chance — join the Far West Nordic Board of Directors. We will have an opening or two on the Board beginning with our new year in May, and could use dedicated, interested skiers, parents, or coaches. The board meets once a month on the second Monday, alternating between Truckee and Tahoe City. 

You can apply by going to our Board of Directors Information Page and either fill out our online form, or download our standard application. Applications are due by the April Meeting (April 14th), and Board elections will be held at our May meeting.

If you have any questions, email info@farwestnordic.org for more information.



Annika Taylor

Annika Taylor

In an unprecedented development, Far West Nordic is proud to have 4 of its current college racers going to the NCAA XC Ski Championships next week. The races will be hosted by St. Lawrence University and will be held on March 11-14 at the Mt. van Hoevenberg trails at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY. 

The four from Far West Nordic include:

  • Annika Taylor University of New Hampshire
  • Katrin Larusson, University of New Hampshire
  • Austin Meng, St. Lawrence University
  • Patrick Mcelravey, Middlebury College

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