CLASSIC TECHNIQUE CLINIC

2011 Masters World Cup Glenn Jobe

The Classic Technique Clinic  may be held on an alternate date in March.
The decision will be announced on March 25th if necessary.

Saturday, February 1, 2014 
Tahoe XC

Back by popular demand is our classic ski clinic. This year it will be led by renowned Far West coach and Olympian Glenn Jobe. Glenn was an Olympic Biathlete in the 1980 Olympic Games, was the 1981 National Biathlon 20 km champion, as well as a former Far West Nordic head coach.  He was the founder of both the Kirkwood and Tahoe Donner Nordic centers and has been coaching Far West Junior skiers since 1977.

We’re scheduling this clinic before the Tahoe Rim Tour to give Far West members time to improve their classic techniques and get “on-course” instruction from one of Tahoe’s best classic skiers. This clinic is geared to intermediate and advanced classic skiers looking to improve their skills and race performance. This clinic will include 2 hours of “on snow” time where Glenn will review various aspects of how you classic ski, help you correct bad habits, and identify opportunities for improving your skiing.

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Details on our Master’s Clinics page.

PSIA Nordic Fall Festival

MAC_PSIA_logo_Color_low-90x90Tahoe Donner XC (Weather and Conditions permitting)
December 12-14

PSIA and Far West are working together to bring you  “The Fall Festival”, 3  days of skiing clinics, teaching workshops and social events. Join us for sessions with top clinicians like former Olympians Nancy Fiddler and Katerina Housanova. Improve your skiing with Martin Benes, Sally Jones, Peter Mayfield and Julie Young.

 A variety of skiing and teaching oriented topics will be offered for intermediate and advanced skiers, as well as a Level 1 exam prep clinic (a great way to check out if you have what it takes to teach xc!) Sign up before Dec. 9 for early registration!

Additional Information and Clinic Schedule

Online registration is now closed. There will be day of signups. Please bring your current Far West Nordic membership card and cash or check only. Please contact Mitch Dion at (530) 587-7642 for additional information.

Master’s Clinics

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Skate Technique Clinic with Wyatt Fereday
March 2, 2013 at Tahoe XC 9am-11am
Led by farm team racer Wyatt Fereday, this clinic will focus on analyzing and improving your skating technique and improving performance in skate races. There will be 2 hours of “on snow” time where Wyatt will review various aspects of how you skate ski, help you correct bad habits, and identify opportunities for improving your skiing. This clinic is geared towards intermediate and advanced skate skiers. 

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

Classic Technique Clinic

2011 Masters World Cup Glenn JobeCLASSIC TECHNIQUE CLINIC
January 19, 2013 at Tahoe XC 

We’re scheduling this clinic the weekend before the Tahoe Rim Tour to give Far West members time to improve their classic techniques and get “on-course” instruction from one of Tahoe’s best classic skiers
This year our classic technique clinic will be led by renowned Far West coach and Olympian Glenn Jobe. Glenn was an Olympic Biathlete in the 1980 Olympic Games, was the 1981 National Biathlon 20 km champion, as well as a former Far West Nordic head coach.  He was the founder of both the Kirkwood and Tahoe Donner Nordic centers and has been coaching Far West Junior skiers since 1977. 

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

DOWNHILL TECHNIQUE CLINIC

DOWNHILL TECHNIQUE CLINIC
February 5, 2012 at Royal Gorge XC
Chauncey Parker, a former coach of the UNR Nordic ski team, will lead our downhill clinic. We will explore ways to find speed on downhills and through transitions, choosing the best line around corners, and how to carry speed on technical sections of the race course. Improve your confidence, control, speed, and fun on the downhills through this specialized clinic that provides an in-depth focus on improving your skills on downhill terrain.

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

SKATE TECHNIQUE VIDEO CLINIC

SKATE TECHNIQUE VIDEO CLINIC
February 19, 2012 at Auburn Ski Club
This year our skate clinic will be led by Peter Mayfield and Andrea Miller. This clinic will focus on analyzing and improving your skating technique and improving performance in skate races. This clinic will include 2 hours of “on snow” time where coaches will review various aspects of how you skate ski, help you correct bad habits, and identify opportunities for improving your skiing.

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

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Far West Nordic Wax Clinic

Glenn Jobe Saturday December 10, 2011
1:00pm at Auburn Ski Club

Far West Nordic’s comprehensive waxing clinic will be conducted by two of the area’s foremost wax gurus: Glenn Jobe and Ralph Johnson.
Glenn and Ralph have decades of experience testing various kick and glide wax products from most manufacturers. The Tahoe area experiences challenging waxing conditions due to wide fluctuations in temperature, humidity, and the water content of the snow not only during the course of a season, but during the course of an individual race. From dealing with these challenging conditions, Glenn and Ralph have found that the products of some wax manufacturers work well in certain conditions, while the products of other wax companies work best in other conditions. Their learnings will be shared as well as their know how of how best to apply which types of waxes and how to decide which base structure is best under which conditions. The clinic will cover both kick and glide waxing, but there will be somewhat more focus on kick waxing.

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

Online registration is now closed. Walk ins welcome.

Training Principles

Jeff Schloss Andy Pasternak

Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak present:

Training Principles
Sunday November 6, 2011
1:00pm at the Truckee Rec Center

This season’s presentation on cross-country training principles will feature Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak. The goal of this presentation is to provide a medical and experience-based understanding of training principles that can be used as a foundation for individual training during the entire season. The presentation will be helpful to cross-country skiers of all ability levels, ranging from recreational skiers who want to optimize their fitness based on limited time availability to beginning and experienced racers who want to improve their performance and their endurance. It will be valuable to skiers of all ages from juniors to masters. The presentation will be conducted jointly by two of the area’s leading sports physiologists and coaches, Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak, MD.

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

Master’s Clinics

Jeff Schloss Andy Pasternak

Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak present:

Training Principles
Sunday November 6, 2011
1:00pm at the Truckee Rec Center

This season’s presentation on cross-country training principles will feature Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak. The goal of this presentation is to provide a medical and experience-based understanding of training principles that can be used as a foundation for individual training during the entire season. The presentation will be helpful to cross-country skiers of all ability levels, ranging from recreational skiers who want to optimize their fitness based on limited time availability to beginning and experienced racers who want to improve their performance and their endurance. It will be valuable to skiers of all ages from juniors to masters. The presentation will be conducted jointly by two of the area’s leading sports physiologists and coaches, Jeff Schloss and Andy Pasternak, MD.

Glenn JobeFar West Nordic Wax Clinic
Saturday December 10, 2011
1:00pm at Auburn Ski Club

Far West Nordic’s comprehensive waxing clinic will be conducted by two of the area’s foremost wax gurus: Glenn Jobe and Ralph Johnson.
Glenn and Ralph have decades of experience testing various kick and glide wax products from most manufacturers. The Tahoe area experiences challenging waxing conditions due to wide fluctuations in temperature, humidity, and the water content of the snow not only during the course of a season, but during the course of an individual race. From dealing with these challenging conditions, Glenn and Ralph have found that the products of some wax manufacturers work well in certain conditions, while the products of other wax companies work best in other conditions. Their learnings will be shared as well as their know how of how best to apply which types of waxes and how to decide which base structure is best under which conditions. The clinic will cover both kick and glide waxing, but there will be somewhat more focus on kick waxing.

 

Details on our Masters Clinics page.

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Far West Nordic Juniors Ski With Olympians

 

April 15, 2011
US Ski Team Members Kikkan Randall, Andy Newell, and Kris Freeman
ski with Far West Nordic Juniors and Masters.

The day began with a ski from the top of Mt Pluto at Northstar-at-Tahoe to Tahoe XC in perfect spring skiing conditions.The 3 Olympians then headed back to Northstar where they led clinics for Masters and Juniors and ended the day with relays and a poster signing.
An awesome day for both juniors and masters!
Thanks to Fischer, Swix, and CCSAA for making it all happen!
Photos by MacBeth Graphics