Auburn Ski Club Training Center on Donner Summit is currently seeking a program director. The ASC Training Center is a multi-discipline organization that offers Alpine, Nordic, Snowboard and Biathlon programs and competitions. ASC also operates a 20KM XC trail system open to club members and the public. Resumes can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information interested applicants can also call 530-426-3313×101.
Even though we’re all still waiting for some more white stuff in the Sierra Nevada, Far West Nordic Racing has been going strong! The Tannenbaum, the Snowshoe Thompson, Paco’s Freestyle, Lakes Basin, the Skogsloppet, and all the CNISSF races (thanks to Auburn Ski Club) have all been successful. But change is in the air:
MAMMOTH BIATHLON CANCELED:
A number of factors, including the current low snow levels at the Biathlon site, has prompted ESNSA to cancel this year’s event.
ALPENGLOW FREESTYLE IS CANCELED:
Due to the dearth of snow in the Tahoe Basin, the Alpenglow Race at Tahoe Cross Country, slated for January 25, has been canceled.
SIERRA SKOGSLOPPET MOVED TO AUBURN SKI CLUB
Because of low snow, January 19th’s Skøgsloppet Race will be held at Auburn Ski Club. A important benefit for the Truckee Schools’ Nordic Ski Teams, this is traditionally a very fun race for masters and juniors alike. It’s also a JNQ for the kids, plus a Fischer Cup and Masters Challenge race.
CNISSF TRUCKEE SPRINTS ALSO AT ASC
In addition to the Skogs, the 3rd CNISSF race of the season on January 23rd has been moved to Auburn Ski Club. Ostensibly down at Truckee High’s Surprise Stadium, ASC has often hosted this race and will once again.
Come out and race!
- January 28 – February 1, 2015
- Signup Deadline: Midnight, January 19, 2015
- Cost: $500
This is one of our most anticipated trips of the year for our juniors. We will travel to the trails of Soldier Hollow, Utah for their “SUPER JNQ” event, where hundreds of Juniors from all over the West converge for some incredibly fun and challenging racing. The trip cost will include all transportation, lodging, food, coaching, wax and support, race entries, trail passes.
These races are two of our Far West JNQs. Please sign up early to enable us to plan our transportation for this trip. Contact Kelly Mcelravey with any questions regarding payment for the trip or the use of “Far West Bucks.”
Far West Nordic members and friends,
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The 2014-2015 edition of Far West Nordic’s NORDIC NEWS is available at your favorite cross country ski area and local XC ski shop in Northern California. It’s chock-full of lots of great information for you about cross country skiing, racing, where to ski, how to train, stay injury-free, and much more. It also contains the Far West Nordic RACE SCHEDULE for 2015, so you can calendar out your schedule easily. Pick one up at your local ski center, or if you want, you can view it online by CLICKING HERE.
The Far West Junior Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 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.
Who 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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FAR WEST NORDIC ACADEMIC TEAM!!!
Far West Juniors are amazing kids, on and off the snow! FWNSEA wants to recognize you for your academic achievements. The following Far West Nordic high school students have a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Far West Nordic Members: We are now registered with the Amazon Smile Foundation! By using their website link, Far West Nordic will receive ½% of the purchase price of the product as a donation. This is an awesome way to donate to our organization at NO cost to you. When you use AmazonSmile, you find the same prices, a huge selection, and Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price to us. It’s a win-win for everyone.
If you have questions about the program, Click Here.
SIGN UP TODAY!!!!
Far West Nordic celebrated it’s second annual KICK–OFF Dinner on Sunday, November 16 to a packed house at Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. From the early social hour, with music and entertainment by a select group of Junior Nordic athletes, to speeches from athletes and coaches, an incredible dinner from Mike Blide’s Cottonwood chefs, and a rousing speech and multi-media show from World Champion DARON RAHLVES, it was the perfect way to bring in the new season!
You can check out a few photos on our Facebook Page. Congratulations to Sarah Clement, winner of the raffle for the limited edition print of Daron by Grant Barta.
The 2014 Donner Lake Turkey Trot was held in beautiful, chilly conditions on November 15, 2014. With a record number of pre-registrants, it was guaranteed to be a great fundraiser for the Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Program.
The Women’s winner was none other than Far West Nordic Elite Team member Anja Gruber, with a time of 46:02. The male division was won by 15 year old Anthony Ocegueda of Sparks, Nevada, with a blazing time of 40:48.
CLICK HERE for full results.
CLICK HERE for a full photo gallery from MacBeth Graphics.