Bliss 2014Far West Nordic has a couple of awesome summer camps for Junior Nordic skiers.

The Bliss Lake Tahoe Camp on June 23-25 is a great camp for both new skiers and experience racers aged 12 and above, with challenging runs, hikes, rollerskiing, kayaking, and more.

The re-vamped Eastern Sierra Rock ‘n Roll Camp will be August 6-9, and will feature even more advanced techniques and training for ages 13 and above, with fantastic hiking, peak bagging, rollerskiing, and more. 

And as usual, there will be lots of great camaraderie, food, views, challenges, and more. Make sure to sign up soon, as these camps often sell out due to space restriction.

CLICK HERE to go to our Junior Camp Page for more information.



fw_logo-small06Exciting news from our Membership Team! Our Far West Nordic Membership Rate structure for 2015-2016 has been revamped, and is now available for you online on our Membership Page. Our new rates are lower so that there’s no excuse to become a member of your local Cross Country Ski organization, and receive all the great benefits we offer, as well as support our division and programs. Our membership year starts on May 1st, 2015, so make sure you’re a member now!


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