Racing, Venue Changes, and Snow Searching…

asc-pacos-race-2015_thomas-beth3Even though we’re all still waiting for some more white stuff in the Sierra Nevada, Far West Nordic Racing has been going strong! The Tannenbaum, the Snowshoe Thompson, Paco’s Freestyle, Lakes Basin, the Skogsloppet, and all the CNISSF races (thanks to Auburn Ski Club) have all been successful. But change is in the air:

MAMMOTH BIATHLON CANCELED:
A number of factors, including the current low snow levels at the Biathlon site, has prompted ESNSA to cancel this year’s event.

ALPENGLOW FREESTYLE IS CANCELED:
Due to the dearth of snow in the Tahoe Basin, the Alpenglow Race at Tahoe Cross Country, slated for January 25, has been canceled.

SIERRA SKOGSLOPPET MOVED TO AUBURN SKI CLUB
Because of low snow, January 19th’s Skøgsloppet Race will be held at Auburn Ski Club. A important benefit for the Truckee Schools’ Nordic Ski Teams, this is traditionally a very fun race for masters and juniors alike. It’s also a JNQ for the kids, plus a Fischer Cup and Masters Challenge race.

CNISSF TRUCKEE SPRINTS ALSO AT ASC
In addition to the Skogs, the 3rd CNISSF race of the season on January 23rd has been moved to Auburn Ski Club. Ostensibly down at Truckee High’s Surprise Stadium, ASC has often hosted this race and will once again.

Come out and race!

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.”

NEW YEAR’S UPDATE

Far West Nordic members and friends,

If you’re reading this today, you’ve obviously successful reached our website, which was down for a few days in the midst of a web host/server transfer that took a little longer than anticipated. We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope that the switch will make things a lot more stable and enjoyable for you to visit here. In the meantime: Read more

NORDIC NEWS 2015

nordicnews2015-coverThe 2014-2015 edition of Far West Nordic’s NORDIC NEWS is available at your favorite cross country ski area and local XC ski shop in Northern California. It’s chock-full of lots of great information for you about cross country skiing, racing, where to ski, how to train, stay injury-free, and much more. It also contains the Far West Nordic RACE SCHEDULE for 2015, so you can calendar out your schedule easily. Pick one up at your local ski center, or if you want, you can view it online by CLICKING HERE.

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.

Read more

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.

SIGN UP TODAY!!!!

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.