Far West Nordic ELITE TEAM Named


Far West Nordic announces the prestigious Elite Team for 2014-2015 includes (from left to right, above) Spencer Eusden, Anja Gruber, Wyatt Fereday, Emily Blackmer, Patrick Johnson, and Sabra Davison. Spencer, Wyatt and Patrick are returning members, and our women’s team of Anja, Emily, and Sabra are new to our Elites. Also a new addition this year is our Team Manager, Roger Chaney.

Congratulations and Thank You for being a vital link to our development programs here in Far West. These athletes will be training with the Far West Nordic Junior Teams, fund-raising for Far West Nordic, doing Community Service, blogging, and RACING for Far West Nordic!

We are pleased to welcome them all to our team. Please stay tuned to the Far West Elite Team page for blog updates from the athletes. Please support them and cheer on their efforts when you see them out and about.


GIRLS DAY at Tahoe Cross Country


The first annual GIRLS’ DAY at Tahoe XC was a huge success, with young female athletes learning, training, and having fun with coaches and role models. Designed after the popular Fast & Female program, there were over a dozen participants rollerskiing, strength training, and dancing. Thanks to Wilson Dippo, Valli and Kevin Murnane at TXC, and coaches Anja Gruber, Caitlin Bernstein, Britta Clark, Hallie Grossman, Heather Mooney, and Mary ellen Benier, with peer helpers Savanna Blide, Hannah Halvorsen and Bria Riggs. (And Doug Read for his awesome crepes.)You can check out lots of photos HERE

Tahoe XC Fast & Female Event

11 am, July 28, 2014 at Tahoe Cross Country


Junior Nordic Girls:  This day will be led by the phenomenal group of women training in the Truckee/ Tahoe area who are excited to share their stories, expertise, and passion for nordic skiing. Designed for young female athletes from 11 to 14 years old, you should come prepared to do a little rollerskiing, a lot of dancing, and with plenty of questions for the elite women skiers. Older Juniors are welcome to come as well, as participants or helpers. Girls Only! (Wearing pink is highly recommended.)

CLICK HERE to reserve a spot. Email Wilson Dippo wilson@tahoexc.org for questions.



asc-sprints-2013_johnson-patrickThe Far West Elite Team is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 race season. We are looking for highly-motivated skiers who are passionate about the sport and capable of being role models and mentors in our community.

These athletes are an essential part of our mission to produce a high level training, racing, and cross country skiing environment in the Far West Division. They will be working closely within the divisional Ski Clubs by volunteering and assisting coaches at junior practices. This is especially important for the perpetual motivation and development of our junior skiers. They will also help elevate the quality of Master skiing in our area by providing support with clinics, coaching and race/training events.

Applications are due by July 21. The team will be named on August 1.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter, athletic resume, and proposed race calendar to info@farwestnordic.org. Your cover letter should explain why you would like to come to the Far West region and how you can contribute to our community.