2014 Sierra Ski Chase Winners

goldrush2014_hanson-p8asc-prescup2014_twining-m2Here’s the final standing for the 2014 Sierra Ski Chase with an adjustment for low racer numbers due to the lack of snow this winter.  None of the 12 races in the Chase this year met the criteria for scoring with placing points + age handicap which is 40 or more adult (senior + master) racers.  However, we did have 4 races with 38 or 39 adult racers.  We decided to include these races for full scoring to allow for recognition of top race finishers, rewarding participation and perseverance as well as race performance and handicapping results based on age.  I hope this is a satisfactory solution to our low numbers this year.  Hopefully, we’ll have better snow and more racers next year!  

We will have some swag prizes to distribute to SSC & Masters Challenge winners at the Far West end-of-season awards and party to be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Tahoe Park Beach on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.  Hope to see you there!

 Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Peter Hanson

Congratulations to Sierra Ski Chase winners Mischel Twining and Peter Hanson
Congratulations to everyone who participated this year!

Final Standings
Sierra Ski Chase information.

Mammoth Marathon

Mammoth-marathon14The Mammoth Marathon combines mind, body and soul into a scenic and challenging race at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. Whether you finish the race or support the racers, come be a part of the 36th annual Mammoth Marathon.

Race day is April 6th, 2014. Start time is 9:00
Course will be announced on April 3rd. All entry fees (except the Kids Race) receives a trail pass for April 5th, race entry, a t-shirt, awards banquet and raffle ticket. Extra banquet tickets can be purchased at the door. Chef Marc Mora and his students are excited to bring you a gourmet meal created especially for our racers.

Info: www.tamaracklodge.com
Online registration

 

US National Biathlon Championship

asc-biathlonThe US National Biathlon Championships were held in Jericho, Vermont March 13-16th. Glenn Jobe led a group on biathletes from Far West including juniors Peter Carroll and Sam Zabell, former Farm Team racer Phillip Violett, and ASC Program Director Dave Eastwood. 

In Friday’s Individual Race Sam Zabell took 2nd in the Youth Men 17-18, Dave Eastwood was 3rd Senior Masters Men 40+, Phillip Violett 5th Men 21-29, and Peter Carroll 6th Youth Men 17-18.

Saturday’s Sprint Race: Dave Eastwood 4th Senior Masters Men 40+, Peter Carroll 5th Youth Men 17-18, Sam Zabell 6th Youth Men 17-18, and Phillip Violett 7th Men 21-29

Sunday’s Mass Start Competition: Sam Zabell 3rd Youth Men 17-18, Peter Carroll 5th Youth Men 17-18,  Dave Eastwood 4th Senior Masters Men 40+, and Phillip Violett 8th Men 21-29.

Results

Tahoe Rim Tour Canceled

Regrettably there is not enough snow to hold The Tahoe Rim Tour this year but it will return next year.
Please join Far West Nordic on April 13th at Squaw Valley for the Billy Dutton Uphill, our remaining fundraiser and season finale!

Are YOU Tough Enough for The Billy Dutton Uphill?

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April 13, 2014
Squaw Valley USA

Once a year, Squaw Valley USA hosts a very special event: participants start at the base of KT-22 and go UP the Mountain Run to High Camp. Ski it, skin it, run it, snowshoe or hike, whatever works for you (sorry, no motors or jet packs.) The Billy Dutton Uphill is a unique race with a tough 2000 ft. of climbing over the 3.2 mile course. A fun challenge for recreational athletes, runners, snowshoers, XC and backcountry skiers, or anyone who loves a good climb. Come and test yourself in this beautiful mountain setting! Awards and party at High Camp with silent auction, raffle prizes, music and food. 
Check out the great silent auction and raffle prizes at  billyduttonuphill.com!

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Billy Dutton Uphill – Volunteers Needed

2011 Billy Dutton UphillThe Billy Dutton Uphill is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2014 and we hope many of you are planning to participate either as a race participant or a volunteer. .  
 
As you know, Far West Nordic relies heavily on our fantastic volunteers and we would really appreciate it if you could help out to make this event a success. We need help with everything from race registration to timing to helping with the post race party, raffle and silent auction.  We also need help with prize collection prior to the event if you are not going to be available on race day.  If you are able to assist, please use our VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FORM or contact Stacey Herhusky.

California Gold Rush

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Date: Sunday March 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM Gold Rush/9:10 AM Silver Rush/9:20 AM Bronze Rush
Start: Royal Gorge XC
Wave Start 
Distance: 45 km Gold Rush/30km Silver Rush/15 km Bronze Rush
Cost: Register by March 10: $45 • Register after March 10: $60 
No Race Day Registration

GOLD NUGGETS KID’S RACE or JUNIOR RACE ON SATURDAY 10:00 AM
(Short, Fun Kid’s Course or 3 km. or 6 km. Junior Course with Obstacles)
Saturday Junior Races are Free!