Utah Super JNQ – Soldier Hollow


  • 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.”


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!

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.

June Lake Camp

junelake-2013_a-junelakecrew-XLJune Lake Camp: July 24-27 (Canceled)

Note: The June Lake Camp has been canceled for 2014. Registered campers should please contact the Far West Nordic office for a refund of camp fees.

The June Lake Camp is a Far West classic. This is the longest-running Nordic training camp in the division. It is both super fun and extremely motivating for just about any Junior athlete, whether you’re an experienced racer or an up-and-coming young competitor. Based out of  (where else?) beautiful June Lake in the Eastern Sierra. Activities will include some challenging & scenic runs, great roller skiing on spectacular roads, and also an incredible hike to the top of a 13,000+ ft. peak, where you will truly feel “on top of the world.” Combined with traditional fun games, swimming, and great camaraderie, the June Lake Camp is the one must-do training session of the summer.

Open to all Far West juniors age 13-19. A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. Camp consists of amazing hiking, rollerskiing, sightseeing, and technique work.

Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.


Lake Tahoe Bliss Camp

blisscamp-2013_beach2-tablejump-guldman-reaerLake Tahoe/Bliss Camp: June 24-26
Open to all Far West juniors age 12-19. This is our best camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp or those of you who want a little extra push and motivation. Super fun and challenging right here in our own beautiful backyard, the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and fun.

Camp sign-up deadline has passed. Contact info@farwestnordic.org for more information.

Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.



Bjornloppet StartCampers will travel to the beautiful Bear Valley XC Centre on the Central Sierra’s west side for a weekend of racing and camaraderie. It is a super fun place to ski with great terrain and fun courses. Paul Peterson, and his staff at Bear Valley XC, are super accommodating and welcoming and will treat you all with great enthusiasm. We will race the famed Bear Valley Bjornloppet Skate on Saturday with a 10km Junior option and we will race the BV Bjornloppet Classic on Sunday with a 5km Junior option. There will be a 5km, 10km, and 20km option on the Saturday Bjornloppet Skate race.

Details on our Junior Trips page.



  • February 28 through March 9
  • Open to all Junior National Qualified athletes for 2014.
  • Cost:  $1640
  • Far West Uniform: $250
  • Signup/Payment Deadline: Thursday, February 20
  • Mandatory Team & Parent Meeting: Saturday, February 22 @ 4 pm at Auburn Ski Club (after the State Championships)

Junior Nationals this year will be held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, March 3rd through the 8th, 2014. Our group will be staying at the Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, in a combination of houses and rooms. We are striving for every athlete to have his/her own bed accommodation. Food services will be supplied by the incomparable team of Linda and David Dore Catering.

Far West Nordic has established the price this year to reflect two important discounts:

1)  Our standard “Cost-Recovery” percentage has been reduced.

2)  Far West Nordic has included a $100 trip subsidy per athlete in the cost of this trip.

This cost includes all Coaching, Food, Lodging, Ground Transportation, and Entry Fees. It does not include Air Transportation (if necessary) from California to Vermont or incidental/food costs while traveling to and from Vermont.

Additional information on our Junior Trip page.

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Super JNQ Freestyle

schoonmakerpodiumsohoIt was another strong day for Far West Nordic racers in Soldier Hollow. The highlights of today’s 5k/10/15k  freestyle races were JC Schoonmaker’s 1st place MU14, Lizzie Larkins 4th FU16, Grace Bronstone’s 4th FU14, Christian Shane 5th MU20, Ryland Belisle 6th MU16, Camille Syben 6th FU14, Dylan Syben 8th MU18, and Amanda Kirkeby 8th FU18.

MU14: JC Schoonmaker 1st, Tyler Ferrera 14th
MU16 5k: Ryland Belisle 6th, Casey Jobe 17th, Trace Calvin 26th, Skyler Mullings 32nd, Connor Kusumoto 42nd, Brandon Herhusky 48th, Ethan Rohlf 63rd, Christopher Miller 65th
MU20/MU18 15k: Christian Shane 6th (5th MU20), Dylan Syben 17th (8th MU18), Julien Bordes 18th (9th MU18), Sam Zabell 38th (21st MU18), Aaron Deeter 53rd (34th MU18), Carson Bold 82nd (57th MU18)
FU14: Grace Bronstone 4th, Camille Syben 6th, Chloe Gorman 20th, Sofia Sanchez 30th, Meaghan Thompson 51st
FU16 5k: Lizzie Larkins 4th, Quinn Lehmkuhl 28th, Jenna Rohlf 33rd, Bri Parker 36th, Claire Lang-Ree 37th, Kyla Burrill 51st, Abigail Baier 55th, Eleanore Hamilton 58th
FU20/FU18 10k: Amanda Kirkeby 9th (8th FU18), Danielle Nivinski 18th (17th FU18), Bria Riggs 25th (23rd FU18), Savannah Blide 41st (36th FU18), Camille Hartley 43rd (37th FU18), Elise Hardy 50th (43rd FU18)

Race Results

Soldier Hollow Classic Sprints JNQ

sohoclassicsprint1436 Far West Nordic juniors are in Soldier Hollow for the Super JNQ where they’ll be racing hundreds of the fastest athletes from the Intermountain, Rocky, Pacific Northwest, and High Plains divisions.  

Racing started with Friday’s Classic Sprints. Highlights included Brandon Herhusky finishing with the fastest time for the U16 Boys, Lizzie Larkins with the second fastest for the U16 Girls, and Peter Carroll the fastest U18 Boy. Our podium for the day came from Tahoe City’s JC Schoonmaker, taking Bronze in U14 Boys 2.6 km. race.

Saturday is the 5/10/15 km Freestyle!

Race Results