The Far West Nordic Juniors at the Auction

Far West Nordic’s BIG Party of the year was held at its new digs in the Olympic Village Lodge on November 5th, and was, by all accounts, a smashing event. Great food by Men Wielding Fire and Cottonwood, plus wine by Truckee River, Coppola, and Sierra Knolls Wineries, plus beer by Black Diamond Brewery made for great eats, and the community came out in droves to bid on all the incredible Auction items.

Thanks to Sandi and Mike Piercy and all the great volunteer helpers that made the event such a great success. We’ll have some more updates on our Auction Page soon! The 26th annual Auction/Raffle Party is a benefit for the Far West Nordic Junior Nordic Ski program. 

Check to see if you won a RAFFLE PRIZE on our AUCTION PAGE.

Training Principles

Jeff Schloss Andy Pasternak

Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak present:

Training Principles
Sunday November 6, 2011
1:00pm at the Truckee Rec Center

This season’s presentation on cross-country training principles will feature Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak. The goal of this presentation is to provide a medical and experience-based understanding of training principles that can be used as a foundation for individual training during the entire season. The presentation will be helpful to cross-country skiers of all ability levels, ranging from recreational skiers who want to optimize their fitness based on limited time availability to beginning and experienced racers who want to improve their performance and their endurance. It will be valuable to skiers of all ages from juniors to masters. The presentation will be conducted jointly by two of the area’s leading sports physiologists and coaches, Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak, MD.

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

Primal Fit Ski Conditioning at Tahoe XC

WHERE: Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
WHEN: Tuesdays 5:30pm & Thursdays 6:30am
COST: $100 – punch card of 10 or $12 drop-in fee
REGISTER: Tahoe Peak Endurance
Colleen Conners-Pace MA Exercise Physiologist

Come join Tahoe Peak Endurance who has partnered with Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area for an ongoing outdoor exercise class designed to make you fit and ready for the trails or the slopes.

Primal Fit takes some of the essential movements that were required for our ancestors to survive such as hunting and sprinting and adapts these actions into a fitness class that consists of body weight exercises and diverse fun, using mostly natural accessories. Classes will be done as a circuit and stations. We include dynamic stretching, movement prep, plyometrics and add some play.

Contact Info:
Colleen Conners-Pace


Nov. 22 – 26

Everyone is invited to West Yellowstone, Montana Nov. 22-26 for the Yellowstone Ski Festival, a week-long celebration of cross-country skiing.  Each year thousands of skiers, from Olympic athletes to first timers, descend on this small mountain town to make their first tracks of the season over the Thanksgiving holiday on perfectly groomed corduroy. 

The Yellowstone Ski Festival offers a diverse schedule of events, with one to five day Nordic ski clinics offered throughout the week. Classic and skate specific options, as well as multi-day combination clinics, provide an opportunity for all skiers to kick-start their season on the Rendezvous Ski Trails.  West Yellowstone will also host the USSA SuperTour opener, beginning with the “Sprint Showdown,” on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The 10/15 kilometer freestyle race and 5/10 kilometer classic race will happen on Friday and Saturday.  A “Try Biathlon Day” will be held on Nov.22, and Biathlon Sprint on Nov. 23. 

Skiers will have the chance to test skis, boots, bindings, poles and wax at the On Snow Gear Demo.  New this year, the “Passport Program” will enter skiers who demo gear from all participating companies and attended one evening wax clinic into a drawing for a $750 gift certificate to their choice of  local ski shops Freeheel & Wheel, Bud Lilly’s, or Altius Handcrafted Firearms.  Second and third prizes will also be awarded.   The festivities continue after dark at the Indoor Expo, where skiers may visit with company representatives, fine tune ski prep techniques at wax clinics, and enjoy a variety of lectures, presentations and films. The expo will be held at the Yellowstone Ski Festival’s headquarters, the Holiday Inn.  

Bring the whole family; there are plenty of options for kids.  The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center has scheduled daily activities and family-friendly evening presentations include the Backcountry Film Festival, a Birds of Prey exhibit featuring live raptors, a hands-on lecture from the National Park Service, and a good, old-fashioned s’more party.  Let the Yellowstone Ski Festival become a new Thanksgiving tradition.

Think snow and make plans now to attend the 2011 Yellowstone Ski Festival.  For more information, clinic registration, or to find out about early trail pass discounts, visit www.yellowstoneskifestival.com.

Tahoe XC 11th Annual XC Ski Swap

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TXC12Get what you need for the ski season at great prices. Used rental gear from Tahoe XC, rep samples, demos. Skate skiing, classic, snowshoes, kid’s sleds, backcountry gear, clothing, bikes, kayaks, anything human-powered.

Register your sale equipment on Friday, November 11th from 2pm to 9pm.

Win a season pass! Raffle on swap day for a season pass and other prizes.

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