Saturday, May 28, 2011
9am-1pm Auburn Ski Club

If you like GREAT DEALS on outdoor gear – support this Auburn Ski Club fundraiser & don’t Miss the OUTDOOR SPORTS REP SALE at Auburn Ski Club Training Center (Far West end of Boreal Ski Area – Castle Peak Exit I-80).

Nordic, Alpine, Snowboard, camping, backpacking, cycling gear, plus great shoes & clothing from your favorite outdoor companies including  Fischer, Swix, Salomon, Lowa, Lowe Alpine, Kuhl, Keen , Leki, Asolo, Isis, Madshus, Sherpa, Dude Girl, Skirt Sports, and many more!!

15% of proceeds go to help support The Auburn Ski Club’s Junior Teams!

AND – ASC will be open & groomed for skiing till 1pm. Free to ASC members with pass or $5 towards grooming costs.
So come out & shop & ski!

More info at


June Lake 2010Far West Nordic Summer 2011 Junior Training Camp Season will include Western REG, June Lake, PNSA/FW, and Bliss Camps.

Western REG: June 20-26
Open to Far West athletes by invite only. This is the premiere summer training camp for the best Juniors in the Western Region. Super motivating for the year ahead this is a must do camp if you are serious about your summer training and winter goals.

June Lake Camp: July 21-24
Open to all Far West juniors age 11-19. A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. Camp consists of amazing hiking, rollerskiing, sightseeing, and technique-ing.

PNSA/FW: August 17-21
Open to all Far West Juniors who have qualified for Junior Nationals. We have a friendly rivalry and shared training and technique experiences with Pacific Northwest Junior skiers. A super fun and challenging camp geared towards getting your ready for the hard training in the fall that is necessary to make you the best skier you can be. Camp consists of running, hiking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, World Cup Soccer match, technique, and fun.

Bliss Camp: September 9-11
Open to all Far West juniors age 11-19. This is our best camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp or those of you who want a little extra push and motivation just before fall training starts. Super fun and challenging right here in our own beautiful backyard; the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and fun.

For the up-to-date summer lineup, go to our Junior Camps Page.

Registration is now open.

Sign Up

Mammoth On-Snow Biathlon and XC Ski High Altitude Camp

Mammoth Mountain
May 2-13, 2011

The camp will combine xc ski technique and shooting at 50m with a biathlon time trial. Additional activities will include road cycling in the afternoon and lifting /running/roller skiing in the evening at lower elevations. The camp will be held at Reds Lake Chair 14 outpost at 9000 feet with over 10 feet of current  snow depth. Professional Piston Bully grooming of 3 loops on varied terrain totaling 8 k will be done daily. For more information contact

Wynn Roberts
Beat Hupfer

Nordic Spring Camps at Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain
Saturday May 14-Sunday May 15
Saturday May 21- Sunday May 22

Mammoth Mountain Nordic Teams is hosting 2 weekend Nordic Training Camps this May. Athletes may attend one or two 2-day weekend seminars. Training sessions are 8am-11:30am Saturday and Sunday. Athletes work on improving technique and tactics of Nordic Skiing. Coaches include Far West Nordic coach, Nancy Fiddler.

MMSST Nordic Spring Camps additional information and registration forms.


Tahoe City Summer Junior Nordic Training
In partnership with the Tahoe Cross Country – The Auburn Ski Club is again coordinating a Junior Development Training Team for the summer  based in Tahoe City. Workouts combine active fun in the outdoors with ski specific training and technique improvement. We train through hiking, running, roller-skiing, ski specific drills, strength & fun activities in the outdoors.  Coaches will include Kara LaPoint, Ben Grasseschi, and others.

The team will train 3 times a week, Tuesdays 3-5pm, Thursdays 3-5pm & Saturdays 9-noon, from June 28th til August 28th.
Please note – a minimum of 15 sign ups by June 1st is required for this training group to happen – so sign up now & tell your friends! (full refunds will be issued if the program doesn’t run – or you can choose to join the Truckee based program.)

More info

Summer Junior Biathlon Training
NEW Summer Junior Biathlon Program coached by Olympic Biathlete Glenn Jobe.
For young skiers committed to biathlon training this summer and competing in local and regional biathlon competition next winter. Rifles, ammunition, coaching provided. Training focuses on shooting skills range procedure. This program is not a ski training program – participants are strongly encourage to participate in ASC’s year round Comp & Devo Teams.
Sunday May 29th: Introduction & outline of requirements for program participation.

More info

ASC Junior Nordic Teams
Devo Team: A fun approach to ski training. Workouts combine active fun in the outdoors with ski specific training and
technique improvement. We train through hiking, running, strength, rollerskiing & fun activities in the outdoors. This program is well known for its focus on fitness, fun, technique and team adventures.

Comp Team: A serious approach to ski training. Expectation is that members of the Competition Team have their sights set on placing well at Junior Olympics, not just qualifying for the Regional Far West Team. Workouts can be long and hard – building up through the summer to 3hrs+ runs (such as Sugar Bowl to Squaw) and roller-ski workouts (such as Cisco Grove to Donner Summit).

More info


Tour de Manure
Sierra Valley Metric Century
Saturday June 11, 2011
Sierraville Volunteer Firehouse 8am
Ride with us through the ranchlands, meadows and historic communities of Sierra Valley in this organized tour benefiting the Sierraville Fire and Rescue Department. Keep your eyes open for hawks, yellow-headed black birds, sandhill cranes, deer, and other wildlife abundant on these headwaters of the Feather River. Both metric- and half-century routes give sweeping views over the valley from terrain that has only mild elevation gains.

The 62-mile route starts at the Sierraville firehouse heading west toward Sattley, turns north on A-23 to Beckworth, goes east for 2.5 miles on Hwy 70, then back into the center of the valley toward Loyalton and Sierra Brooks, and back down historic Hwy 49 to Sierraville. The 30-mile route follows the gentle curves of Hwy 49 toward Loyalton and back.

Entry fee includes SAG wagon, food and drink stops,  t-shirt, and a POST-TOUR PARTY with FOOD, LIVE MUSIC and DANCING.

Go to for details.
Proceeds benefit Sierraville Volunteer Fire and Rescue.


Firecracker Mile:
Monday July 4, 2011
1 mile FUN RUN down Donner Pass Road from US Bank to downtown Truckee, followed by the parade.

Squaw Valley Mountain Run / Hike
Saturday August 6th, 2011
Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’) the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music refreshments & beer are provided. RUN, HIKE or let the cable car do the 2000 foot elevation gain & participate in the beautiful 3 mile FLOWER WALK on easy rolling terrain. All participants in the run / hike and flower walk will be entered in the raffle for some great prizes.

The Donner Lake Turkey Trot Trail Run
Sunday November 13, 2011
7 mile fun run around Donner Lake

Go to for more information and registration.

Thank You Joan Jones

Joan Jones helped Far West become a more professional organization. As a Board member and Treasurer, she provided a large dose of common sense and experience with a  passion she has for making the programs the most meaningful  possible for the kids. Joan was always a strong proponent of the middle of the pack skier, that we were more than just an organization to produce results. She was idealistic about the impact Far West could have on the development of our teenagers, in building character, overcoming obstacles and pushing themselves to be the best they can be.  Joan volunteered her time cheerfully and tirelessly as a Director and a volunteer timer for many other races and events. She has since moved on to ‘the simple life’, helping produce quality wines while running the Town of Truckee. Joan will be missed, especially those August Board meetings at the Winery, sipping Pinot.


Royal Gorge XC
April 16th, 2011

The 2011 California Gold Rush was notable for a new date and a new course due to blizzards in late March that left Serene Lakes buried in record snow. 115 racers skied either the Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Junior Rush on a warm, beautiful day at Royal Gorge XC. Despite warm temperatures, conditions were fast on the new mostly flat course. Farm Team racer Elias Bucher won the 42k Gold Rush with a time of 1:42:58, August Teague was 2nd at 1:43:05, and Rick Reynolds was 3rd at 1:47:06. In the women’s race Beth Reid was 1st at 1:50:00, Julie Young was 2nd at 2:08:40 and Carolyn Tiernan was 3rd at 2:14:58. In the women’s 28k Silver Rush Beth Thomas was 1st, 2nd overall, with a time of 1:20:05, Debbie Hakansson was 2nd, 3rd overall, at 1:21:26, and Laura Stern was 3rd, 4th overall, at 1:21:52. For the men Nicholas Grimmer was 1st at 1:12:41, Evan Vomund was 2nd at 1:25:31, and Joseph Merydith was 1:27:03. Dylan Syben and Katrin Larusson won the 14k Bronze Rush, 2nd place finishes went to Alex Kopytko and Joelle Romo, and 3rd places to Patrick McElravey and Skyler Flora. In the 3km Junior Rush Ryland Belisle was 1st boy, and Freya Davis was 1st girl.

Thanks to Everyone for racing & supporting our fundraiser.
Race Results
Race photos by MacBeth Graphics