The Race is On!

Allan Bard Race DiscountsThe CNISSF Mammoth Classic and Allan Bard 20 km Classic Races are on !

The Mammoth Classic is on January 31 and the Allan Bard on February 2nd. Tamarack is offering discounts on lodging, trail passes, and rentals.

30% off lodging at Tamarack Lodge and Resort from Thursday, January 30 to Sunday, February 2, 2014. Reservations must be made by calling Tamarack directly at 760-934-2442 ext. 6 and mention the RACE SPECIAL.

20% off Trail passes at Tamarack Ski Center for the entire family. Please mention RACE SPECIAL when purchasing from January 30 to February 2, 2014.

10 % off Rentals at Tamarack Ski Center for the entire family. Please mention RACE SPECIAL when purchasing from January 30 to February 2, 2014.

Alpenglow 2km, 5km, and 10km running/hiking/walking Event

Alpenglow-Sports-LogoThe folks at Alpenglow and Tahoe XC are excited for Summer! So much so that they are going to “guarantee” that it will snow soon by hosting a Running Race instead of the Alpenglow 20km.

So, at this time, the ski race is ‘off’ and Alpenglow and TXC will be hosting the Alpenglow 2km, 5km, and 10km running/hiking/walking Event on Sunday, 26 January. Please note: Phun is mandatory and “Make it Snow” costumes are encouraged. BBQ and Awards to follow at TXC as usual.

Race start at 10am with 2km and 5km laps.

Please plan to attend and bring all your friends. If we cannot ski we may as well embrace the conditions!

*Please note, if it does happen to snow enough to host the ski race at the last minute they will do so on a course that best matches the conditions and terrain available.

Support TDXC’S Cross Country Ski Center

TD_Logo_Option1Support TDXC’s plan to build a new Cross Country Ski Center. Please write to express your support of the new Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski facility proposed for construction later this year.  The Town will be reviewing the plans in February.  Letters to  and or would be appreciated to show community support for this project and the contribution to the town TDXC provides.

Monday’s JNQ MOVED to ASC!!

ASCThe Skogsloppet at TDXC has been canceled or postponed.
Auburn Ski Club will be hosting the MLK Freestyle JNQ Race.

Monday January 20th
Interval start at 9:30am
$10 entry fee for ASCTC members, $15 for non-members until 4pm Saturday
Race day registration $30

This is a JNQ only event with the following ages classes

  • U18/U20 boys  15km
  • U18/U20 girls 10km
  • U14/U16 boys and girls 5km

We NEED VOLUNTEERS to make this event happen. Please contact Meg Seifert at (530) 426-3313 x 103.


Ingrid Roske for Snowfest Queen




Far West Junior INGRID ROSKE will be a SNOWFEST QUEEN candidate for Far West Nordic Ski Education Association. Please show your support for Ingrid by attending Snowfest events and purchasing raffle tickets from her. 50% of the ticket sales she achieves will go to help support Far West Nordic’s programs. Raffle tickets are 6 for $5. Grand prize is two tickets on Alaska Airlines anywhere they fly. Show Ingrid Roske and Far West some support! Please email to purchase tickets. 

Utah Super JNQ – Soldier Hollow


  • February 5-9, 2014
  • Cost: $495
  • Open to all Far West athletes age 13 or older (as of December 31, 2013) wishing for top-notch racing and ski travel experience.
  • Sign-up Deadline: January 26th -firm! Sign Up Early, as this trip will Fill Up Quickly!

This is one of the most anticipated trips of the year for the Juniors. It combines hard, extremely competitive racing on the trails of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics in Soldier Hollow with a really fun excursion to Utah. We will leave on Wednesday afternoon after school (athletes will be responsible for their own dinner on the road), a quick stay-over in eastern Nevada, and then head to Midway, Utah to check out the trails. Friday and Saturday will feature racing against the finest nordic skiers in the entire Western United States.  Saturday afternoon is reserved for Tubing or Crater-Swimming (bring some extra $$), or just hanging out. Return is early Sunday morning, back in Truckee or Mammoth by early evening. There are very competitive races for U14 athletes all the way up to U20. Basically, the entire Western United States top juniors all converge on Soldier Hollow for this weekend.

Note that we will be staying in residential housing for this trip, and bed space will either need to be shared, or athletes can bring an air bed/pad and bag, as there is ample floor space.

Whether you’re an elite Junior Olympian or a young, first-time (serious) racer, this is an important trip for junior skiers (13 and over).

Coaches: Mark Nadell, Jeff Schloss, Holly Whitney, Gus Johnson, Nancy Fiddler (or Bryce Tiernan), Ambrose Tuscano, Maryellen Benier
Food Services: The Incomparable Linda and David Dore

This year these races are two of our Far West JNQs:
February 7, 2014  Super JNQ Classic Sprint (2 km. Mass start for U14)s
February 8, 2014  Super JNQ Freestyle  15km/10km/5km (3km Mass Start for U14)

The Super JNQ is the biggest Junior XC event in the West.

Sign-up deadline:  Please sign up early to enable us to plan our transportation for this trip.

Sign Up

Details on our Junior Camps page


The Far West Junior Committee is pleased to announce that the 2014 Ted Beauchamp Scholarship is now available for applications. This Scholarship is available to provide financial assistance to Far West Nordic Juniors (age 12-19) who are seeking to pursue XC skiing at his/her highest level and who need financial assistance to get there. Please see the Ted Beauchamp Scholarship page for more information.

Ted BeauchampWho may apply: Any Far West Nordic Junior (age 12-19) member in good standing who is regularly involved in XC skiing and training, and wishes to continue to do so.

Criteria: Scholarships will be evaluated based on
-Your commitment to XC skiing
-Consistent Attitude, Attendance, and Athleticism while pursuing your goals
-How the scholarship will help you fulfill your personal goals
-How you embody the Ted Beauchamp legacy

How to apply: Online applications are preferred in “Word” format. Send application to, ATTN: Junior Committee, or PO BOX 10046, Truckee, CA. 96162.The application should include a concise history of your accomplishments and motivation and state how your application for this Scholarship meets the criteria outlined above. 

Application deadline: Must be received in the Far West office by February 7, 2014.
Scholarships will be awarded February 17, 2014.

Wyatt Fereday Wins Teton Ridge Classic




Congrats to Elite Team racer Wyatt Fereday for his win at the Teton Ridge Classic  yesterday, January 11th, at Teton Ridge Ranch, Idaho. Wyatt finished the 28 km classic in 1:36:33 ,  with a two and a half minute lead. 

Check out Wyatt’s race post in the Elite Team Blog.

Race results

Wyatt also took 2nd place in the Baker Creek to Prairie Creek SnowMaker Classic on January 4th.

US Nationals Classic Sprints

mcelravey-pClassic Sprint day at US Nationals and a huge shout out to Patrick McElravey for his 8th place overall in the qualifier!

Qualifier Results:
Far West Nordic Juniors: Bria Riggs 11th FU18.
Far West Nordic Alumni: Chelsea Holmes 9th FSR and Joelle Romo 6th FU20.

Far West Nordic Juniors:  Sam Zabell  18th MU18 and Brandon Herhusky  1st MU16.
Far West Nordic Elite Team:  Spencer Eusden  16th MSR and Patrick Johnson  21st MSR.
Far West Nordic Alumni: Patrick McElravey 1st MU20 (8th overall) and Matthew Gelso 13th MSR.

Race Results

US Nationals Freestyle Mass Start

usnationals-massstartWomen’s MJR 5k
Far West Nordic Juniors: Hannah Halvorsen  5th FU16, Danielle Nivinski  19th FU18, and  Bria Riggs  23rd FU18.
Far West Alumni: Katrin Larusson  5th FU20 and Joelle Romo 17th FU20.
Women’s 20k
Chelsea Holmes 1st FSR (2nd overall) and  Annika Taylor  27th FU23
Men’s MJR 10k
Far West Nordic Juniors: Shane Christian  13th MU20, Dylan Syben 20th  MU18, Peter Holmes  29th MU18,  Sam Zabell  31st MU18, 35th Julien Bordes 35th  MU18, and Brandon Herhusky  2nd MU16
Far West Alumni:  Patrick McElravey 47th MU20
Men’s 30k
Far West Nordic Elite Team: Patrick Johnson 7th MSR (12th overall) and Spencer Eusden  26th MSR
Far West Alumni: Mathew Gelso  10th MSR 

Race results