First JNQs in The Books

asc-sprints-2013_johnson-patrickIt was a beautiful weekend for the first 2 JNQs of the season, the ASC Freestyle Sprints and the Snowshoe Thompson Classic. Juniors need to compete in four out of seven qualifiers and have qualifying times in three events, including at least one skate and one classic event! Looks like a very strong start to the season!

2013 ASC Sprints
Race Results
JNQ Results

Snowshoe Thompson Classic
Race Results
JNQ Results

Photos by MacBeth Graphics
JNQ Standings

Fischer Cup Standings

2014 Tahoe Rim Tour March 30th

The 2014 Tahoe Rim Tour will be held on  March 30, 2014.

MARCH 30, 2014
CLASSIC and  SKATE Divisions.
9:00 am classic start • 9:30am skate start
Pre Registration $50 Adult • $45 Far West members • $20 Junior

FAR WEST NORDIC  presents the 7th annual Tahoe Rim Tour & Race, a point to point 26 kilometer race from Tahoe XC to Northstar California. This is a fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Ski Education Association’s Junior Ski Programs.

We hope you can join us for this very special event that interconnects some of the most scenic parts of Tahoe XC and Northstar’s trails. We’ll have on-going festivities at Northstar as racers come in. Enjoy an end of race lunch followed by awards.

See you at the 2014 Tahoe Rim Tour!

On line registration is open.

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2013 Fischer Cup

Results are final for this year’s Fischer Cup competition. Congratulations to 2013 Fischer Cup winners Holly Whitney, Julie Young, and Laura Stern in the women’s division and to Wyatt Fereday, Gustavo Johnson, and Noah Brautigam in the men’s division.

Thanks to all of you who participated in this great event and thanks to Dan Hill and Fischer for their continued efforts and sponsorship.

Fischer Cup information.
Fischer Cup standings.

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2014 Fischer Cup

Results are final for this year’s Fischer Cup competition. Congratulations to 2014 Fischer Cup winners Kara LaPoint, Holly Whitney, and Janelle Webb in the women’s division and Patrick Johnson, Spencer Eusden, and Peter Holmes in the men’s division.

For 2014 participants are allowed to “drop” their ONE lowest race score of any eligible race, but must include the 1 Classic race in their final totals.

Thanks to all of you who participated in this great event and thanks to Dan Hill and Fischer for their continued efforts and sponsorship.

Fischer Cup information.
Fischer Cup standings.

Holly Whitney (2nd), Kara LaPoint (1st), Janelle Webb (3rd)

Holly Whitney(2nd), Kara LaPoint(1st), Janelle Webb(3rd)

Spencer Eusden (2nd), Patrick Johnson (1st), Peter Holmes (3rd)

Spencer Eusden(2nd), Patrick Johnson(1st), Peter Holmes(3rd)

The Great Ski Race 2013


750 racers registered and 609 finished what turned out to be one of the most difficult Great Ski Races. A mixture of rain and wet snow made for a slow, sloppy course with the mist at the start turning to snow on the fiberboard freeway. Brian Gregg from Minneapolis was first with a time of 1:34:43 followed by Farm Team racer Spencer Eusden at 1:35:12 and Olympian Marcus Nash at 1:35:31. Olympian Katerina Nash won the women’s race, 6th overall, with a time of 1:39:49, Farm Team racer Beth Taylor was 2nd at 1:45:05, and Caitlin Gregg, winner of last week’s American Birkebeiner, was 3rd at 1:50:12. Far West master and blind skier Walter Raineri, guided by Olympian Beth Reid,  finished in 2:44:40, classic skiing the race on zeros. Walt won the stand up adaptive category and also received an inspirational award, a bronze plaque with the inscription ” The Great Ski Race 2013 . Get out there and just do it. NO EXCUSES.”

Race Results
Photos by MacBeth Graphics

The Great Ski Race

GreatSkiRace2013PosterSunday March 3rd, 2013 9AM
Tahoe XC to Truckee 
Be a Part of the Largest Ski Race In California

The 37th annual point-to-point 30km Great Ski Race is an event not to be missed! Sign up by March 2nd to catch lower entry fees. Race day registration in person by 8:30am.

The Great Ski Race course is in excellent condition due to sufficient snow and cold temperatures. There are some thin spots at the Truckee end but there will be shovel brigades deployed this week to fill them in, and the regular course will be used. Race day forecast: Sunny and a high of 50 degrees, perfect for the post-race party. Register online at until midnight Thursday 2/28. 

Fischer Cup, Masters Challenge, and Sierra Ski Chase Event.

Benefit for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team.

2013 Tahoe Rim Tour


It was a blustery cold morning with a fresh dusting of snow for the 6th annual Tahoe Rim Tour. Farm Team racers took the classic division honors with Noah Brautigam 1st with a time of 1:37:04, Wyatt Fereday 2nd at 1:37:09, and Gus Johnson 3rd at 1:41:28. Holly Whitney was first woman, 11th overall, with a time of 1:54:51, Ellie Phillips was 2nd at 1:57:50, and Julie Young 3rd at 1:59:15. In the Freestyle division Dan Warren took top honors with a time of 1:36:02 and Beth Thomas was 1st woman, 2nd overall, at 1:37:02. Alex Ferneyhough and Mark Johnson took 2nd and 3rd for the men at 1:37:28 and 1:37:43. Genevieve Evans and Mischel Twining were 2nd and 3rd for the women at 1:40:07 and 1:44:07. In the Snowshoe division, Ross McMahan held onto his title witha time of 1:42:31. Dolores Bergmann won the women’s snowshoe division, 2nd overall, with a time of 1:51:22.

Race Results
Race photos

Sierra Skogsloppet


Sierra Skogsloppet

Race Results
Photos by MacBeth Graphics

175 racers enjoyed a beautiful morning at Tahoe Donner XC for the Sierra Skogsloppet. Farm Team racers prevailed with Spencer Eusden taking 1st at 38:27, Wyatt Fereday 2nd at 38: 28,  Gus Johnson 3rd at 39:00, and Holly Whitney won the women’s race, 6th overall, with a time of 45:24. Cathy Howard was 2nd in the women’s race at 46:03 and Beth Thomas was 3rd at 46:50. The Sierra Skogsloppet is a benefit for the Truckee High School and Alder Creek Middle Schol Nordic Teams.

Sierra Skogsloppet

Skogsloppet13_flyer-smallMonday, January 21, 2013 @ 10AM
Tahoe Donner Cross Country

Come race a 15 kilometer fun course around the Tahoe Donner trails. New 15 km 2 lap course, 7.5 km 1 lap course for juniors and novices, and 2 km youth race for under 13.

ALL profits benefit the Truckee High School and Alder Creek Middle School Nordic Teams!

Sierra Ski Chase, Fischer Cup, and Masters Challenge race!

Pre-Regististration is available until 5 pm Sunday:  $25 Adult, $18 Junior, $5 Youth 2 km
(Race Day registration will be Adult $30 / Juniors $23 / Youth $5)

Alpenglow Freestyle


Alpenglow Freestyle 20K

Race Results
JNQ Results
Photos by MacBeth Graphics

155 racers braved the cold on a beautiful morning for the Alpenglow Freestyle 20K and JNQ. Farm Team racer Noah Brautigam won the men’s race with a time of 1:00:46, followed by Farm Team racer Gus Johnson at 1:02:42, and Taylor Sundali at 1:03:09. For the women Kara LaPoint took top honors with a time of 1:13:01, followed by Julie Young and Molly Zurn with just 1 second between them at 1:15:52 and 1:15:53. In the 10k boys race Peter Holmes was 1st at 32:38, Shane Christian 2nd at 33:06, and Evan Vomund 3rd at 36:12. In the 10K girls race Alecia Phillips, Laurel Robinson, and Sarah Shade shared the podium. Hannah Halvorsen won the 5K Girls race with a time of 12:26, followed by Amanda Kirkeby at 13:04, and Danielle Nivinski at 13:11. Sam Zabell won the 5K boys race at 11:14, Dylan Syben was 2nd at 11:17, and Peter Carroll was 3rd at 11:23.