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. 

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

Holmes and Halvorsen Named to Scandia Cup Team


Holmes and Halvorsen Named to Scandia Cup Team
Every year USSA takes the top 12 athletes under 18 (6 men and 6 women) to the Scandinavia Cup. Selections are based on their results at US Nationals. Far West Nordic is proud to report that both Peter Holmes and Hannah Halvorsen have been selected! Both of them will be leaving soon to represent USA in this year’s Scandinavia Cup in Finland. Congratulations!