S.O.S…. ASC-TC needs volunteers this Saturday, August 3rd!

volunteer-300x238Squaw Valley Mountain Run is coming up August 3rd and ASC needs volunteers.

This is Auburn Ski Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year and raises funds for the Jr. Nordic program and Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.  They need people for registration at 7:15 on Saturday and people to help with the food and party stuff from about 8-noon up at High Camp. 

There will be almost 550 runners/hikers and we have many volunteer needs.  It’s a fun volunteer morning helping with such an inspiring event, for a good cause in an incredible mountain setting.

Email race director Meg Seifert at m.seifert@assoc.auburnskiclub.org  or call the training center at 530-426-3313×101. Please help if you can and contact Meg ASAP.

Far West Nordic Elite Team is taking Applications for the 2013-2014 Race Season!

farmteam1213Far West Nordic Elite Team, a Cross Country Olympic Development Senior Team based in Lake Tahoe, California, is seeking to fill 6 positions on its roster for 2013-2014. The Elite Team is a grassroots development program concentrating on individual athlete results, community involvement, and help with local junior xc ski development. 

In 2012-2013 the Farm Team helped foster several team members to their best ski results ever. We aim to continue this trend; and we aim higher still. We are looking to attract athletes with a similar focus. Read more

Peak-bagging, Rope Swinging, Watermelon, and More – 2013 Far West June Lake Camp by Nancy Fiddler


Photos by MacBeth Graphics

Far West juniors from Truckee, North Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Academy and Mammoth programs took part in a 4 day camp in the Eastern Sierra July 18-21. Camping in June Lake, participants experienced lots of sunshine and warm temperatures while putting in some high quality training.

Campers from the north and south merged at the county park on the north shore of scenic Mono Lake on Thursday afternoon for some foot agility, skate plyos, and circuits to kick off the camp. Friday was a double workout day with the focus on classic skiing. It was all about bounding, moose hoofing, and ski walking intensity in the morning, followed by rejuvenation in the cool water of June Lake. Hot is the best single word to describe the afternoon roller ski workout, but the 21 athletes focused down on some specific strength drills to complete the day. Read more

June Lake Camp 2013


June Lake Camp 2013

The 2013 Far West Nordic June Lake Camp, led by Nancy Fiddler, Mark Nadell, and Marie French with a stellar support crew of Mike Mcelravey and Steve Twomey. Athletes included Carson Bold, Laurel Fiddler, Connor Kusumoto, Phillip Oxford, Cameron Small, Cody Atwood, Piper Joubert, Quinn Lehmkuhl, Jane Nall, JC Schoonmaker, Camille Syben, Lindsay Twomey, Cameron Valois, Ryland Belisle, Savannah Blide, Markus Brun, Peter Carroll, Tyler Ferrera, Chloe Gorman, Bri Parker, and Sam Zabell (and, of course, Curious George). Plus a special appearance on our hiking day from Far West alumni Alex Kopytko, Branden Deeter, and Grayson Forsberg. Activities included hiking, ski walking, classic and skate rollerskiing, climbing North Peak, LOTS of beach and rope swing time at the lakes, and many other shenanigans, of course. They came back tired, guaranteed.

Photos by MacBeth Graphics

Canadian Strength Test

Saturday June 20th
Sugar Bowl Academy

The Canadian Strength Test

  1. Pull-Ups (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  2. Site-Ups (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  3. Push-Ups (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  4. Box jumps (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  5. Bench Dips (1 min)

To get a strength score, multiply the number of pull-ups completed by 3, then add that score to the total repetitions completed in the other four exercises. 

Meet in the Sugar Bowl Academy parking lot at 9 am. 
NO outdoor running shoes are allowed in the SBA gym, so bring indoor workout shoes.
All Far West athletes are welcome to come,.

Fundraising, Membership, and Marketing Coordinator

fw_logo-small06Far West Nordic Ski Education Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the sport of cross country skiing and facilitate competitive XC skiing is looking for a Fundraising/Membership and Marketing Coordinator. This is a part time position that will assist in all existing FM&M efforts, as well as develop new strategies to expand in all these areas. Coordinator will report to the head of the Fundraising/Membership/Marketing committee and the Board, and will work with our staff and volunteers. This position will involve promotion of FWNSEA’s services, membership drives, related event coordination (e.g., annual auction, other fundraisers), as well as marketing/social media coordination. Must have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), superior organizational, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Familiarity with cross country skiing and/or our organization will be helpful. Position is available immediately. Pay DOE. Contact Kelly at info@farwestnordic.org.

Squaw Valley Mountain Run

Squaw Valley Mountain RunSaturday August 3, 2013
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.

Go to www.truckeefunrun.com for more information and registration.


junelake2012June Lake Camp: July 18-21
Calling all Junior Far West skiers aged 13 and up! A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. June Lake Camp is the longest running Far West Nordic summer camp for a good reason. It’s all about camping in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near the Big Mountains, swimming in clear June Lake, roller skiing on the smooth, low traffic east side roads, and hiking up a big old mountain, the likes of which you won’t find in the Tahoe area. Add to this top notch coaching and great camaraderie with your skiing buddies and you’ve got one of the best Nordic ski camps in the West. Get your Nordic game on and sign up for the camp! Skiers of all abilities welcome. 

FW/PNSA Redwoods: August 14-18
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 you 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; not necessarily in that order.

Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.

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