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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.

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 http://www.mvsta.com/

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?  Amazon.com 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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Elite Team Beer Tasting Fundraiser

eliteteam_logo-crestNew Moon Natural Foods
Truckee, CA

Friday,  October 24
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee will be fundraising for the Elite Team! Sample beer with a Donation with the proceeds going to The Far West Nordic Elite Team. Come and enjoy a beer tasting and help support the Elite Team!

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Far West Nordic ACADEMIC TEAM Applications

sba-rs-greenwood-0912_blide-larusson-hands01Far West Nordic is pleased to announce that selections are now open for the 2014-2015 Far West Nordic Academic Team. Starting in 2012, Far West Nordic began recognizing high school students in Far West Nordic who have been high achieving not only on the snow, but also in the classroom. We know all of you Far West Nordic juniors spend so many hours training, but we want to be sure you are recognized for your academic achievements as well.