Amazon Smile Program

smile_fb_logo_sparkle2_._V322799138_UY80_FMpng_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.

Click to go to Far West Nordic’s AMAZONSMILE page.

If you have questions about the program, Click Here.


Far West Nordic KICK-OFF!

fw-kickoff2014_rahlves-clementFar 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.

Donner Lake Turkey Trot 2014

donner-turkeytrot2014_gruberThe 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.

Far West Nordic 2014 “KICKOFF DINNER”

Far West Nordic 2014 Season “Kickoff Party”
Cottonwood Restaurant

Sunday, November 16, 2014   
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

daronrahlves-lifestyle-1687Guest Speaker: DARON RAHLVES

This is an incredibly fun evening of inspiration and socializing, Far West Nordic’s first “official” event of the season!

Social hour with cash bar, 3 course dinner with beer and wine, and raffle for a “Personally Inscribed 24″x36″ Photo Canvas Print of Daron Rahlves!”

Cost is $55 for Far West Nordic members and $65 for nonmembers.
Group discount for a table of 10 purchased by a Far West Nordic member is $500.


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Winter Nordic Paradise for Sale

NCB-Summer2Far West Nordic Skiers: Here’s your chance to own a Nordic Paradise!

Note from Steve and Kim Bondi, owners and operators of a lovely year-round lodge in Mazama, Washington, located on Methow Valley’s enormous, idyllic Nordic trail system:

After much thought and deliberation, we have started the process of finding a buyer for the North Cascades Basecamp.  We have hired a local real estate broker, and find ourselves trying to connect to the Nordic ski community nationwide about this opportunity.

FYI, we are committed to operating the North Cascades Basecamp at full steam ahead for as long as it takes to find the right buyer.  We are planning for a busy winter season (and already have next summer half way booked!), and are taking care of the day to day. 

CLICK HERE for our real estate listing.

For more on the incredible year-round trail system in Methow Valley, visit

Earn Far West Bucks Wrapping Holiday Packages at Amazon

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Do you need to earn more Far West Bucks for this year’s trips, races and camps? has a great program that can help you earn hundreds of dollars in Far West Bucks.  Basically, you head out to the Amazon distribution center in Fernley for one or more of our 8 hour shifts and wrap holiday packages.  Amazon gives Far West 90 cents for each package that you wrap and 90% of your earnings go into your Far West account. The other 10% will benefit Far West.

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End-Of-Summer Run & Roll Extravaganza


Four separate Far West Nordic cross country ski teams came together for one last day of training and fun on August 23 for a run and rollerski session on the trails of Tahoe Cross Country and beyond. Tahoe XC, Auburn Ski Club, Sugar Bowl Academy, and half the Far West Elite Team participated by running from Tahoe XC to the Fibreboard Freeway, rollerskiing the Great Ski Race course to Soup Station #1, and then running to Watson Lake. The festivities didn’t end there, as Kevin Murnane and parents hosted a fun, season-ending barbecue for all. For some assorted photos from the day, check out the photos from the RUN & ROLL EXTRAVAGANZA.