June Lake Camp

junelake-2013_a-junelakecrew-XLJune Lake Camp: July 24-27 (Canceled)

Note: The June Lake Camp has been canceled for 2014. Registered campers should please contact the Far West Nordic office for a refund of camp fees.

The June Lake Camp is a Far West classic. This is the longest-running Nordic training camp in the division. It is both super fun and extremely motivating for just about any Junior athlete, whether you’re an experienced racer or an up-and-coming young competitor. Based out of  (where else?) beautiful June Lake in the Eastern Sierra. Activities will include some challenging & scenic runs, great roller skiing on spectacular roads, and also an incredible hike to the top of a 13,000+ ft. peak, where you will truly feel “on top of the world.” Combined with traditional fun games, swimming, and great camaraderie, the June Lake Camp is the one must-do training session of the summer.

Open to all Far West juniors age 13-19. A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. Camp consists of amazing hiking, rollerskiing, sightseeing, and technique work.

Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.

 

ASC Comp/Devo Summer Programs

asc-comp-devo-summerRegistration is now open for the ASC Training Center’s Comp and Devo Summer programs. ASC provides high quality coaching and training in a fun filled and challenging atmosphere, directed toward skiers ages 12-19 who are looking to progress their ski skills and fitness for nordic racing.

Join us and participate in exciting summer activities that lead into successful skiing and racing as the winter approaches. We hike to the summits of mountains, roller ski, and nordic bound. We cross-train with activities such as soccer and ultimate Frisbee and have adventures all along the way.

More info at http://auburnskiclub.com/nordic/compdevo/

2014-2015 Far West Nordic Board Elected

fw_logo-small06Congratulations to the New Far West Nordic Board of Directors
Far West Nordic held its annual Board of Director elections and election of officers on Monday, May 12, 2014. Congratulations to the incoming board. Julie Halvorsen will serve as board President, Fred Zabell as Vice-President, Stacey Herhusky as Secretary, and Mike Wells will continue as Treasurer. Welcome to new board members Bruce Culbertson, Gus Johnson, and Catherine Larkins.

A huge thank you to outgoing board members Paige Derdowski, Kathrin Hudson, Chauncey Parker, Michelle Syben, August Teague, and Steve Yale.

Thank you Truckee River Winery for hosting our annual meeting!

Summer Training 2014

 SUMMERTIME TRAINING IN PARADISE

Truckee and Tahoe is teeming with Nordic and College-Age Athletes this summer, as our training programs are going full-bore throughout the area. Sugar Bowl Academy, Auburn Ski Club, Tahoe Cross Country, and our fast-growing Summer College Training Program are all over the mountains — running, rollerskiing, biking, hiking, and even skiing!

Show above are some images from the recent Basin Peak Sprint Relays. Check out some of the photos from the recent Drifter Time Trial HERE.

Summer

 Auburn Ski Club Comp/Devo combine forces with the Bogus Basin Nordic Team on a Saturday hike to Castle Peak. Nick Crawford and his team are enjoying the perfect training weather of the Sierra Nevada in June. Check out the
PHOTOS HERE.

Auburn Ski Club Summer

ASCAdventure Day Camp:  Don’t miss this great opportunity for kids in and around the Truckee/Tahoe area to get a taste of adventure this summer! ASC is offering a multi-sport day camp for kids aged 8 and up July 7-11. Join our expert staff in adventures on the trails, river, and lakes that make the area one of the premier summer destinations in California. Please see the Auburn Ski Club website for more details. Registration is online and simple.

Firecracker Mile: Come have fun and support ASC Training Center at the Firecracker Mile. This is a great family event. The run goes along the 4th of July Parade route through Truckee and finishes in old town by the train station.  Participants are cheered on by thousands of parade spectators. Please participate and encourage your friends and family to join you.  If running/walking isn’t for you then please consider volunteering. Contact Meg Seifert: m.seifert@assoc.auburnskiclub.org if you can help. New this year, an elite wave and a fun wave. The elite wave is for all competitive runners, the fun wave will still be timed, but it is better for families and walkers.  Online registration is now open. Register online today.

Squaw Mountain Run:  Save the date… Saturday August 2, 2014. The Squaw Mountain run is a 3.6 mile run, walk, or hike from the base of Squaw to High Camp. It is a great way to enjoy Tahoe in August. When you get to the top you can enjoy a raffle, food, music, beer and more. Please participate in the event and encourage your friends and family to join us. If you don’t want to run or hike then come out and volunteer.  With such a big event ASC need lots of volunteers.  Please contact Megan Seifert: m.seifert@assoc.auburnskiclub.org if you can help.  This is a great fundraiser for the ASC Nordic programs as well as the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.   Online registration is now open. Please think of running in memory or in support of someone with cancer and think about fundraising to help support the Cancer Center, there is a fundraising page set up for all participants through Active.com.

See the ASC website for more event details.

Venue Change for End of the Season Party

PLEASE NOTE: Our End-of-the-Season Party for Far West Nordic has been moved!

fw_logo-small06The end-of-season awards and party will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, CA  96145.

This is a potluck, and you should bring your own utensils, plates and a cup.  Far West will provide water and lemonade.  If you want something stronger, you should BYOB.

There will be opportunities for basketball and ping pong, but you’re probably best leaving your kayaks and SUP’s at home.

This party is open to Far West Nordic juniors and their families, elite team, masters, and members.  Spread the word.

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TCCSEA Devo/Comp Team Registration

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The “Devo” and “Comp” programs comprise of a super FUN summer full of multiple activities for athletes ages 11-19. Both levels have a strong focus on preparation for a great season of cross country skiing and racing. The head coach will lead athletes in activities that combine roller skiing, hiking, running, bounding, strength conditioning, agility and other fun activities such as mountain biking, laser biathlon, soccer, and Frisbee. TCCSEA has created a program that combines activities and allows younger as well as more mature athletes to develop skills that are advantageous for higher level athletic endeavors such as Nordic Skiing, Downhill Skiing, XC Running, Mt Biking, and more. Participants should be motivated to improve fitness and technique while having fun. The hope is to help develop fast skiers for the upcoming ski season and create lifelong patterns of health and fitness through the sport of cross country skiing.

Registration at http://www.txcjrteams.com/