NEXT UP: THE GREAT SKI RACE!

Sunday March 6th, 2010 9AM
Tahoe XC to Truckee
Be a Part of the Largest Ski Race In California

The 35th annual point-to-point 30km Great Ski Race is an event not to be missed! Sign up by March 5th to catch lower entry fees (click on link below to sign up). Race day registration in person by 8:30am.

The course will be groomed to Truckee for Friday skiing March 4th for those wishing to pre-ski it before the race. Visit www.thegreatskirace.com for more information.
Fischer Cup, Masters Challenge, and Sierra Ski Chase Event.

Benefit for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team.

AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

February 26, 2011
Hayward, Wisconsin
Over 8850 people, the largest field ever, participated in 38th annual American Birkebeiner. Temps hovered around 10 degrees below zero at the start as 21 waves of skiers left the starting gates. Far West Farm Team racer Matt Gelso was 10th overall, 1st M18-24 at 2:00.22.0 in the 50k Birkie Skate Race.

Read Matt’s blog post in the Farm Team Blog.

CNISSF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY

Saturday February 26, 2011
Auburn Ski Club

10:30  High School Girls Classic   (2 laps of 3k course)
11:15   High School Boys Classic   (2 laps of 3k course)

12:00  Middle School Girls Classic  (2 laps red …course w cut off)
12:40  Middle School Boys Classic  (2 laps red … course w cut off)

Due to the epic amount of snow there will be a “Classic” race only.

PRESIDENT’S CUP 2011

2011 President’s Cup
February 21, 2011
Auburn Ski Club

After last weeks storms brought over 7 feet of fresh snow to the summit, the venue for the 2011 President’s Cup was changed to Auburn Ski Club. Far West Nordic juniors and coaches swept the men’s 11.5 kilometer race.  Austin Meng  won in 28:33.7 , followed by Jordan McElroy at 28:40.7, and August Teague at 28:51.3. In the women’s race Beth Reid was 1st at 31:38.4, Kari Rust 2nd at 32:47.1, and Susan Reynolds was 3rd at 35:02.0. Brandon Flora and Skyler Flora won the 5 kilometer race and Haydn Halvorsen and Keelin Davis were the winners of the 3 kilometer race.

Race results
Photos by MacBeth Graphics

2011 PRESIDENT’S CUP

2011 President’s Cup
February 21, 2011
Auburn Ski Club

After last weeks storms brought over 7 feet of fresh snow to the summit, the venue for the 2011 President’s Cup was changed to Auburn Ski Club. Far West Nordic juniors and coaches swept the men’s 11.5 kilometer race. Austin Meng won in 28:33.7 , followed by Jordan McElroy at 28:40.7, and August Teague at 28:51.3. In the women’s race Beth Reid was 1st at 31:38.4, Kari Rust 2nd at 32:47.1, and Susan Reynolds was 3rd at 35:02.0. Brandon Flora and Skyler Flora won the 5 kilometer race and Haydn Halvorsen and Keelin Davis were the winners of the 3 kilometer race.

Race results
Photos by MacBeth Graphics

Fourth Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon.

This year the biathlon range will be at the Slash Pit at the end of Lake Mary Road and north of Horseshoe Lake. We are very excited about the new location because it allows us to have the official Olympic and World Cup 50-meter shooting distance. Additionally, we will have enough room to have twenty shooting lanes. We will still have 25-meter shooting distance for Juniors and Beginner Adults. The Slash Pit also allows us to have shooting range and penalty laps all easily viewable from the spectator area.

The Fourth Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon will be a three-day event. Friday, 25 March we will have three Biathlon Clinics all using the 25-meter range. The morning clinic is for Adults. The midday clinic is for Disabled Sports and Wounded Warriors. The afternoon clinic is for Juniors.

Saturday, 26 March will feature Juniors ages 8 to 15 (J5-J2) and Beginner Adults races. Juniors ages 8-9 (J5) will ski 3 kilometers plus penalty laps. Juniors ages 10-15 (J4-J2) and Beginner Adults will ski 6k plus penalty laps. All racers Saturday will shoot at 25 meters. Saturday afternoon we will have a Biathlon Clinic with the range reconfigured to 50 meters. Podium Awards Ceremony for Saturday races will be at The Village Saturday evening.

Sunday, 27 March will start with Intermediate and Advanced Adults and Juniors ages 16-19 (J1 & JO) skiing 10k plus penalty laps. Next will be our three Marquee events: Wounded Warriors, National Guard, and Elite. All racers on Sunday will shoot at 50 meters.

ESNSA will provide rifles and ammunition. The rifles will be left at the shooting range–you do not need to carry a rifle when you ski. If you own your own rifle, you can carry it while you ski if you like or you can leave it at the range. New this year are eighteen brand-new kids biathlon rifles purchased with Town of Mammoth Lakes Measure R funds.

PRESIDENT’S CUP MOVED TO ASC!

The race venue for Monday has changed to Auburn Ski Club to ensure well packed trails after all this snow.

Monday February 21, 2011

Freestyle Race will now be a 2 * 5.75 km lap course on the trails at Auburn Ski Club.

  • Youth 3km Race will be at 10am  Mass start
  • Regular race at 10:30  Mass start
  • Entry Fee: Pre Reg $30/$20 age 18 and under
  • Race Day Reg $40/$25 age 18 and under
  • Kid’s 3K Race $10 pre reg; $15 on race day

Registration: www.athleteinyou.com or fax your entry to Auburn Ski Club 530 426 3501

The President’s Cup is a Fischer Cup, Master’s Challenge, and Sierra Ski Chase Event.
It is a benefit for Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Race Teams.

SKATING TECHNIQUE VIDEO CLINIC

SKATING TECHNIQUE VIDEO CLINIC
February 26, 2011 at Tahoe XC
Led by PSIA level 3 certified instructor and Director of Tahoe XC Kevin Murnane, this clinic will focus on analyzing and improving your skating technique and improving performance in skate races such as the upcoming Great Ski Race. This clinic will include 2 hours of “on snow” time where coaches will review various aspects of how you skate ski, help you correct bad habits, and identify opportunities for improving your skiing. After two hours of on-snow instruction, we will spend an hour reviewing video -where you will learn from analysis of your technique and in comparison to the technique of others. This clinic is geared towards intermediate and advanced skate skiers.


Details on our Masters Clinics page.