Amanda Kirkeby Awarded the Ted Beauchamp Scholarship

KirkebyMammoth Lakes’ Amanda Kirkeby has been named the recipient of this year’s Ted Beauchamp Scholarship Award 2015!

Amanda is a senior at Mammoth High School, and has been racing at National and Regional Competitions for Far West Nordic for over 5 years, at a very high level. She has also been a member of the Far West Nordic Academic Team since it was initiated in 2012. Read more

Far West Nordic Junior National Team Named

jn2015-logo-50It’s been a long and grueling season, and our athletes have stuck it out through thick and thin (mostly thin) snow conditions. This year’s Team Selection was especially difficult, but we’re excited to have a super strong team heading into the second week of March at Junior Nationals 2015 at Auburn Ski Club Training Center.

Go to JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM page to see the complete list of athletes for 2015 and their respective rankings throughout the season. FAR WEST, FAR BEST!

Utah Super JNQ – Soldier Hollow

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  • 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.”

First JNQ Races Are Done!

asc-sprints-2014_eusden-carrollThe first Junior National Qualifying races of the 2014-2015 season are in the books, held up at Auburn Ski Club on December 20th and 21st. They were extremely well-attended by the local contingent, and the numbers were bolstered by a large group of juniors from the Pacific Northwest as well. Saturday was the ASC Holiday Sprint Competition, with Sunday’s race the traditional Snowshoe Thompson Classic Race. You can see all the current JNQ standings by going to our JUNIOR PAGE

Also, lots of photos from the weekend HERE.

TED BEAUCHAMP SCHOLARSHIP 2015

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 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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

SUMMER 2014 CAMPS

Bliss 2014In the middle of August, Far West Nordic will have completed all of it’s Summer Camps and Trips for 2014. It’s been an incredibly successful year for our Junior athletes. We began with the ever-popular LAKE TAHOE BLISS CAMP in late June, where we had 22 young Nordic skiers hiking, running, kayaking, swimming, beach skiing, and rollerskiing. Also in June was the USSA Western Regional Elite Group camp in Park City, where a number of our higher-end athletes trained with skiers from all over the Western U.S. While our traditional June Lake training camp didn’t take place this summer, we hope that it will return in 2015. In the meantime in late July, 5 of our top U-16 athletes traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to train with the countries best. And finally, a group of juniors, college athletes, and an Elite Team member traveled to the Northern California Coast for some low-elevation, high-intensity training near Arcata, California. Our athletes are getting psyched for winter!

GIRLS DAY at Tahoe Cross Country

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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

FW/PNSA Redwoods Camp

Kamp Klamath 2012FW/PNSA Redwoods: August 13-17
Open to all Far West Juniors who have qualified for Junior Nationals. We have a friendly rivalry and shared training and technique experiences with Pacific Northwest Junior skiers. A super fun and challenging camp geared towards getting you ready for the hard training in the fall that is necessary to make you the best skier you can be. Camp consists of running, hiking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, World Cup Soccer match, technique, and Fun; not necessarily in that order.

Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.