Lake Tahoe Bliss Camp

blisscamp-2013_beach2-tablejump-guldman-reaerLake Tahoe/Bliss Camp: June 24-26
Open to all Far West juniors age 12-19. This is our best camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp or those of you who want a little extra push and motivation. Super fun and challenging right here in our own beautiful backyard, the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and fun.

Camp sign-up deadline has passed. Contact for more information.

Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.


2014 Sierra Ski Chase Winners

goldrush2014_hanson-p8asc-prescup2014_twining-m2Here’s the final standing for the 2014 Sierra Ski Chase with an adjustment for low racer numbers due to the lack of snow this winter.  None of the 12 races in the Chase this year met the criteria for scoring with placing points + age handicap which is 40 or more adult (senior + master) racers.  However, we did have 4 races with 38 or 39 adult racers.  We decided to include these races for full scoring to allow for recognition of top race finishers, rewarding participation and perseverance as well as race performance and handicapping results based on age.  I hope this is a satisfactory solution to our low numbers this year.  Hopefully, we’ll have better snow and more racers next year!  

We will have some swag prizes to distribute to SSC & Masters Challenge winners at the Far West end-of-season awards and party to be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Tahoe Park Beach on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.  Hope to see you there!

 Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Peter Hanson

Congratulations to Sierra Ski Chase winners Mischel Twining and Peter Hanson
Congratulations to everyone who participated this year!

Final Standings
Sierra Ski Chase information.

2014 Masters Challenge

Congrats to everyone in this year’s masters challenge. Because of the lack of races, we decided to drop the minimum number of races down to 3 for this year. In an effort to keep things fair to the truly motivated racers out there who were able to get in 4 races, the final results within age groups will still be based on you 4 race total.

Please review your results and let me know asap if you find any scoring issues.

Hope everyone has a wonderful summer and we’ll see you back out on the snow next year.

Masters Challenge information and results.

Alex Hamilton receives Milton L. Lihdholm Scholar Athlete Award



 Our own Alex “Filly” Hamilton was just named the 2014 recipient of the Milton L. Lihdholm Scholar Athlete Award at Bates College!

“This honor, presented to the outstanding female and male scholar athletes in the senior class, is one of the College’s most prestigious.”
The award is chosen on the basis of a combination of high academic achievement and consistent athletic performance.
This is the first time in the Bates’ coach’s memory that a Nordic skier has been awarded this honor.



fw_logo-small06The Far West Nordic Annual Meeting and the Annual Election of Directors and Officers will be held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Truckee River Winery (11467 Brockway Road, Truckee CA). Appetizers and wine and an informal get together from 5:30 pm followed by the board meeting and annual election of directors and officers at 6:30 pm. Come meet the Far West Nordic directors, officers, and committee members. Learn how you can get involved and help shape the future of Far West Nordic. 

WE WANT YOU!! Either as a Board Member, or key volunteer, or Committee Chair, we would love to take advantage of your energy and ideas how to make things better in the Nordic world. We need representatives from all walks of the skiing community, parents of junior athletes, racers, and recreational skiers. Board members and committee members are desired from all regions (Mammoth, South Lake, Bay area, etc.).

Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors (online form)

Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors

If you are interested in becoming a board member please submit an application and attend the annual meeting.

Elite Team Dinner

The Far West Elite Team is hosting a plated dinner at the Tahoe Cross Country Yurt Saturday April 12th at 6:00 p.m. Please join us as we wrap up the most successful season the Far West Elite Team has ever had and look forward to another great year. A delicious dinner will be served by the Elite Team in their finest attire. As part of a delicious meal, we will have a meat and a vegetarian entree options and are happy to accommodate other dietary restrictions if informed ahead of time. Cost will be 40$ a plate and capped at 40 seats due to space. All of the proceeds will go towards the Elite Team. Menu

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