Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon

Chuck LydaSat Sept 23rd-24th 2012
An event combining Running and Shooting in memory of Charles (“Chuck”) Clinton Lyda (1952-2010), avid biathlete & friend of Auburn Ski Club.

The 3km Novice and 1km youth races are open to beginners as well as experienced biatletes.  We offer an optional clinic on Saturday to learn more, and a mandatory safety briefing on race morning

You will run / jog a short loop on the trails and shoot 5 rounds at the drop down targets; run another loop (after completing a 45m penalty lap for each missed shot); shoot another 5 rounds; do your penalties and run to the finish.

You do not have to be a great runner to have fun in this event!

Visit for more info

ASC Fall Rep Sale

7th Annual Fall Rep Sale:
Saturday September 15th, 2012
Auburn Ski Club
Don’t miss out on some great deals on clothing, outdoor footwear, nordic skis, cycling stuff, backpacks, snowshoes, clothing etc etc. Sale starts at 9am -1pm in the Boreal parking lot (Far West end). 15% of all sales go to Auburn Ski Club Junior programs.

Local athletes shine at Summer Biathlon Nationals

Summer Biathlon 2012ASC’s Comp and Junior Biathlon Team member Raylene Chew took second place overall to Mammoth’s Britt Cogan at last weekend’s National Summer Biathlon Championships hosted by ASC. ASC Biathlon Team member and Comp Team alumni Phill Violett took fourth in the mens division overall.

Bringing top level events such as this is part of ASC’s mission to provide the best training, coaching and competition opportunities we can in all the sports we offer.

Full results and photos of the weekend’s racing.

Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Andrew ClusserathCongrats to Far West Nordic junior Andrew Clusserath for winning the Lake Tahoe Sprint Triathlon with a time of 52:30 for the 500 meter swim, 10 mile bike, and 2 mile run. The Lake Tahoe Triathlon took place on August 19th at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

Far West Nordic master and board member Peter Hanson took 7th place in the Olympic Triathlon, finishing the 1.5k swim (0.9 mile), 40k bike (24.8 miles), and 6.9 mile run in 2:45:33.

Read more in the Sierra Sun Local athletes post top finishes in Lake Tahoe Triathlon.

2012 Lake Tahoe Triathlon results

Kamp Klamath by Ben Grasseschi

Kamp Klamath by Ben Grasseschi

Kamp Kuotes:
“If I had a man-crush, it would be Pat Maddon.”
~ SuperDingo on PNSA skier Pat Maddon

“I’d tell everyone that I am an Nevada Gurl but that makes me sound like a prostitute.”
~ Melanie Swick when asked why she told everyone she was from Tahoe.

“Look at all that salmon cooking on the grill!”
“Smells like burning plastic.”
“Maybe they left a fishin’ lure in that one!”

~ Spencer Eusden and Ben Grasseschi at the Kamp Klamath Salmon Feed and Muzak in the Park by “Three for the Road”. 

Enuf said.

Oh; and Far West took it hard when PNSA crushed them, 4-0 in the World Cup Soccer match on the beach. All the practicing we did at home, under the sun, on the nice green grass at Meadow Wood Park didn’t help, I guess, when we had to play barefoot in the sand under cool temps and a light mist.

Oh well; we have beat them the last two years in a row…

Thanks! Coach Ben Husaby, Kamp Cook “Fitty”, and all the awesome Bend Endurance Academy kidz- the kamp was a blast!

Enjoy the pics!

2013 Nordic News

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Donner Summit Bike Time Trial

ASC Junior Nordic Team Fundraiser
Saturday September 8, 2012 10 am
Challenge yourselves & your friends to bike up old 40 from the west end of Donner Lake to Sugar Bowl Academy. 
Road, Mountain, Tandem, and Single Speed categories.
$25 pre registration 
Register at Paco’s Bike and Ski or online. 
For more info and online registration go to