Earn Far West Bucks Wrapping Holiday Packages at Amazon

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Do you need to earn more Far West Bucks for this year’s trips, races and camps?  Amazon.com has a great program that can help you earn hundreds of dollars in Far West Bucks.  Basically, you head out to the Amazon distribution center in Fernley for one or more of our 8 hour shifts and wrap holiday packages.  Amazon gives Far West 90 cents for each package that you wrap and 90% of your earnings go into your Far West account. The other 10% will benefit Far West.

You must be 18 to participate. You will be working out on the factory floor for two, 4 hour shifts with a lunch break in between, standing at a work counter and wearing ear protection.  For initial shifts, expect to wrap 20-25 packages an hour, but with experience it is possible to wrap 40 packages per hour and earn $200/shift.  You can work as an individual, or get together a group to all work toward the same Far West account. We usually carpool out there to save the cost of gas and have more fun together. Sign up soon as spaces are limited.

These are our shifts for this year:

  • Sunday November 30th 7:30-5pm
  • Monday December 1 7:30-5pm
  • Sunday December 14 7:30-5pm
  • Monday December 15 7:30-5pm
  • Tuesday December 16 7:30-5pm
  • Wednesday December 17 7:30-5pm
  • Thursday December 18 7:30-5pm
  • Friday December 19 7:30-5pm

For more info contact:  Karen Sessler, scarletgilia@gmail.com


Far West Nordic 2014 “KICKOFF DINNER”

Far West Nordic 2014 Season “Kickoff Party”
Cottonwood Restaurant

Sunday, November 16, 2014   
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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This is an incredibly fun evening of inspiration and socializing, Far West Nordic’s first “official” event of the season!

Social hour with cash bar, 3 course dinner with beer and wine, and raffle!
Cost is $55 for Far West Nordic members and $65 for nonmembers.
Group discount for a table of 10 purchased by a Far West Nordic member is $500.


CLICK HERE for more details and the Menu choices….


jn2014-sprint_halvorsen-hannahDecember 6th, 2014
Truckee Community Recreation Center 

The 29th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held on Saturday, December 6th at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. This is the “CAN’T MISS” EVENT of the season. This is Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs. Please plan on attending and bidding on some of our great prizes. Check for updates on our AUCTION PAGE. Tickets will be available at the door, or you can purchase entry tickets ONLINE.

And we need VOLUNTEERS for this, Far West Nordic’s most important fundraiser! Please CLICK HERE to sign up to help out before or during the event.




Far West Nordic ACADEMIC TEAM Applications

sba-rs-greenwood-0912_blide-larusson-hands01Far West Nordic is pleased to announce that selections are now open for the 2014-2015 Far West Nordic Academic Team. Starting in 2012, Far West Nordic began recognizing high school students in Far West Nordic who have been high achieving not only on the snow, but also in the classroom. We know all of you Far West Nordic juniors spend so many hours training, but we want to be sure you are recognized for your academic achievements as well.



Truckee River Winery Cask as Canvas

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFar West Nordic’s own Kelly Mcelravey has an entry into the People’s Choice Award from Truckee River Winery. TRW (owned by a former Far West Nordic Board Member, by the way) has unveiled all seven barrels for Cask as Canvas, and now its time to vote for your favorite!

They had seven artists spend all summer creating works of art from retired 50 gallon barrels, and through out September and October we unveiled them to the public. All seven barrels are now up for auction, with the proceeds benefitting local charities of the artist’s choosing. To bid on these barrels please go to: http://www.biddingowl.com/TruckeeRiverWinery.

To vote for People’s Choice award please go to: https://www.facebook.com/TruckeeRiverWine.

Hurry over, you have until Sunday to vote!



Elite Team Announces Roger Chaney as Team Manager

tdxc_valentine2012_chaney-rFar West Nordic recently announced the hiring of Roger Chaney as the Team’s first official manager. Roger is no stranger to Far West, having grown up in the North Tahoe area and skied for the program as a teenager, and for Montana State University during his college years. He has been involved in the Nordic industry for years, as a Technical Representative for Rossignol skis, and currently as sales representative and Technical Team member for Toko. He has also supported a regional group of Masters skiers, the Truckee XC team. Roger is a familiar face to many racers at local competitions, serving the public with wax assistance, tuning, and more. Far West is excited to support him in his new role as Elite Team Manager. You can reach Roger at rossi_nordic@yahoo.com. To find out more about Roger and the rest of the Elite Team, CLICK HERE.


End-Of-Summer Run & Roll Extravaganza


Four separate Far West Nordic cross country ski teams came together for one last day of training and fun on August 23 for a run and rollerski session on the trails of Tahoe Cross Country and beyond. Tahoe XC, Auburn Ski Club, Sugar Bowl Academy, and half the Far West Elite Team participated by running from Tahoe XC to the Fibreboard Freeway, rollerskiing the Great Ski Race course to Soup Station #1, and then running to Watson Lake. The festivities didn’t end there, as Kevin Murnane and parents hosted a fun, season-ending barbecue for all. For some assorted photos from the day, check out the photos from the RUN & ROLL EXTRAVAGANZA.