ASC Coaching Positions

ASC is  also looking for 1-2-3 Ski instructors
Part-time mid-week positions from January to March instructing 1st-3rd grade kids. Sessions are on fair-weather days, Thur. and Fri. from 8:30am to early afternoon. Instructors don’t need to be great skiers and it’s a great way to give back to the sport.
Pay starts at $12 doe

and to fill the front desk position
Membership Services:
This is a part-time front-line administrative position beginning  in Nov. (Sat, Sun + 1 midweek day – ideally Weds) and continuing into April. Duties includes front desk, issuing memberships and XC trail passes, volunteer coordination, database and phones. Experience in public relations, marketing and social media a plus.  Pay starts at $12 doe

Please spread the word if you know of anyone who may be interested.
Sally Jones

Lactate Testing with SBA & Silver Sage

Danielle Nivinsky

On Monday, September 10, ten Sugar Bowl Academy and Auburn Ski Club athletes meet at Old Greenwood with skate rollerskis to do some lactate testing with Dr Andy Pasternak and Julie Young of the Silver Sage Sports Performance Center. Julie and Andy had the athletes ski a 1K up hill course 4 times at ever increasing intensities. After each lap they would take a small blood sample to record the amount of lactic acid in the blood. Also each lap the athlete’s heart rate and speed were recorded. By the end of the test, Julie and Andy had enough data to accurately tell each athlete what their optimal training zones were for different types of workouts. This is invaluable data and helps the coaches and athletes to really get the most out of each workout. Thanks Silver Sage for helping our junior Nordic skiers become the best they can be!


Far West Nordic Academic Team

SBA teammates Savannah & Katrin head off to their studies after a tough workout. Textbooks substituted for roller skis.

ANNOUNCING THE CREATION OF THE FAR WEST NORDIC ACADEMIC TEAM!!! Far West Juniors are amazing kids, on and off the snow! FWNSEA wants to recognize you for your academic achievements. If you are a member of Far West Nordic and are a high school student with a GPA of 3.5 or above, you will be eligible for the team. Applications and transcripts are due by October 5, 2012 in order to be named to the 2012/2013 team. For details, please contact your coach or Stacey Herhusky at to receive further details and an application.

More Great Running Results from Far West Nordic Juniors

Julien Bordes

Not to be outdone by their Truckee counterparts, the North Lake Tahoe Nordic Juniors posted some great results at last week’s Division III Warrior Warpath Invitational in Zephyr Cove. Excellent times were the highlight of the day from the likes of Patrick McElravey, Shane Christian, Peter Holmes, Tara Gallant, Emily Nall, and Julien Bordes. For more info, check out the Sierra Sun article about the race.

President’s Newsletter

Check your mail for the annual Far West Nordic President’s letter or read the newsletter in living color online. If you did not receive a hard copy of our newsletter and you would like one, email us and we will mail one out.

The newsletter you receive in the mail is a great way to share information about us with your friends — when you’re done with your copy, please pass the newsletter along and help spread the word about Far West Nordic!

Reach out to your friends and family and help us grow our membership so that we can continue to expand our work and fund more programs.

Thanks for your help and we’ll see you on the trails!!

Mammoth Mountain Ski Teams Seeking Nordic Coaches For 12/13 season

Seasonal Position: Cross Country Nordic Ski Team Coach

Job Description:

  • Coach, teach athletes. Implement training / competition program, conduct training.
  • Communicate with parents and co-workers.
  • Limited full and part time coaching positions available. Hours will vary depending on job requirements and opportunities.
  • We have coaches positions open in our CROSS COUNTRY NORDIC SKI teams, where athletes age range from 6-18 depending on which group is being coached.

Job Requirements:

  • High School graduate.
  • High skill level and knowledge of the mechanics for CROSS COUNTRY skiing.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Pay Grade is contingent on certifications, teaching, coaching, and competitive experience.
  • Offers of employment may be contingent upon on-snow demonstration of skiing skills.
  • Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Contact Info:
Harry Blackburn/Carl Underkoffler


Katrin Larusson


October 27, 2012

Olympic Village Lodge
Squaw Valley

The 27th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held on Saturday, October 27th at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. 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.

Admission tickets are available  ONLINE.
Admission and raffle tickets can be purchased at the door.

Far West Juniors shine in Cross Country Season Opener


Far West Nordic junior Skyler Flora not only won the girls’ sophomore race running the 2.4 mile race in 16:24, she posted the fastest female time of the day at last Friday’s Douglas Class Races. 

Andrew Clusserath also had  an impressive showing in his first high school race, winning the boys freshman race by 34 seconds with a time of 14:29.

Way to go Skyler and Andrew!

Read more in the Sierra Sun Truckee cross country | Flora, Clusserath kick off season with wins.


The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals and US Distance Nationals are the premier cross country ski races in the US, held annually in the spring so that the top American skiers can return from the FIS World Cups to compete with 200+ of our nation’s best domestic cross county skiers. The SuperTour Final will attract the best skiers from all over North America including the US Ski Team, the Canadian National Team, collegiate athletes, and junior racers.  The SuperTour is a season-long series of races that take place across America. The leaders of the SuperTour earn FIS World Cup start rights. The SuperTour Finals are a mini-tour of four races that cap off the 2012-2013 SuperTour series. The times from all four races are combined, with sprint and climbing prelims similar to stage racing in cycling, to determine the yellow bib (over all winner), the green bib (best sprinter), white bib (best jr, U19), and  the polka-dot bib (best climber.) Following the SuperTour Finals are the US National Championship 30/50km races.

Far West Nordic will host the SuperTour Finals and US Distance Nationals in the Tahoe area from April 4-11, 2013. At this time, we plan to have 4 SuperTour races (2.5km Skate Prologue, 10/15km Mid-Distance Skate, Classic Sprint, and Uphill Skate Race) plus, the US Distance Classic races of 30/50km (women/men).

While hosting these prestigious races is a huge boon for the Tahoe community, Far West Nordic is actively seeking sponsors in order to cover the event costs. Anyone interested in helping with fund-raising for this event can contact Ben Grasseschi or August Teague for more details. 

SuperTour Sponsor Brochure