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Kevin Murnane

murnaneNordic Friends,

Our community lost a wonderful person long before his time on February 24th. Kevin Murnane was one of the driving forces behind the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Foundation and has been the manager of the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area for many years. Tahoe and Truckee’s loss, especially for those of us involved with the cross country ski community, will be huge. 

An bank account set up to accept donations for his wife Valli, and his 2 children, has been established at the U.S. Bank branch in Tahoe City. Donations for the family can be made in person at that branch. All contributions will go directly to benefit Valli and the kids.

For information on how to directly transfer funds to this account, please contact Rachel Crus at rachel@cruslaw.com.

Sugar Bowl Academy Open House

SBA The Sugar Bowl Academy Nordic Ski Team will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 19th. We invite any local skiers to join us for morning practice followed by a quick tour of our campus. The day will begin at 9 AM with a skate ski with the SBA team and then a brief info session and tour with Head Coach Martin Benes. The open house will be over by noon. To RSVP, please email Martin Benes, Head Nordic Coach, at mbenes@sbacademy.org or Caitlin Bernstein, Assistant Director of Admissions/Nordic Coach at cbernstein@sbacademy.org

Program Director Sought for Auburn Ski Club

asc_logo-circleAuburn 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 bclark@inc.auburnskiclub.org. For more information interested applicants can also call 530-426-3313×101.

Elite Team Beer & Cider Tasting Fundraiser

beertastingNew Moon Natural Foods
Truckee, CA

Friday,  February 13th
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee will be fundraising for the Elite Team once again! Sample beer with a Donation with the proceeds going to The Far West Nordic Elite Team. Come and enjoy a beer and cider tasting and help support the Elite Team! $10 Suggested Donation, with all proceeds going to the ELITE TEAM.

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Ted BeauchampThe 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.

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Far West Nordic Auction “THANK YOU” 2014

auctioneer-2014-webOur 29th Annual edition was a HUGE SUCCESS. Thanks so much to all who turned out for the event, purchased raffle tickets, bought our great Auction items, and more. It was an incredibly wonderful way to start out our 2014-2015 season, with lots of great friends getting together and enjoying great food, wine, beer, and more. A big thanks goes to our Auction Planning Committee comprised of Karen Jorgensen, Mary Beth Larusson, Paige Derdowski, Fred Zabell, Carolyn Hamilton, and the indispensable Kelly McElravey. They put on a wonderful event.

For more information on the event, you can go to our AUCTION/RAFFLE PARTY PAGE

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.