Kevin Murnane: A Celebration of Life

murnaneThere will be a Celebration of Life for Kevin Murnane at the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. The celebration will be out of doors, so please dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. Volunteers will be managing parking, so please arrive early, or park at North Tahoe High School and walk to the center along the trails. Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area is at 925 Country Club Drive, in the Highlands in Tahoe City. For updates and information, please check www.lotsahelpinghands.com account # 725985

Nordic Friends,

Our community lost a wonderful person long before his time on February 24th. Kevin Murnane was one of the driving forces behind the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Foundation and has been the manager of the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area for many years. Tahoe and Truckee’s loss, especially for those of us involved with the cross country ski community, will be huge. 

An bank account set up to accept donations for his wife Valli, and his 2 children, has been established at the U.S. Bank branch in Tahoe City. Donations for the family can be made in person at that branch. All contributions will go directly to benefit Valli and the kids.

For information on how to directly transfer funds to this account, please contact Rachel Crus at rachel@cruslaw.com.

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.

Squaw Mountain Run 2014

squawmtrun2014_donovan-gruberThe 2014 edition of the Squaw Mountain Run results are online. Auburn Ski Club is the driving force (and main beneficiary) of this event, and over 400 runners and hikers participated this year in perfect weather conditions on a beautiful day. And of course, Far West Nordic was there in force.

Even though it’s a running race, it’s notable that so many of the top finishers are connected to the Nordic world. Men’s winner JP Donovan is currently the XC ski coach for Incline High School, while second place Andrew Cobourn is a former top junior Nordic racer for the division. 8 out of the top 12 men’s finishers have Far West Nordic ties, and 7 out of the top 12 women, including overall winner Anja Gruber (Far West Elite Team).

Congratulations to all the participants. Results are HERE.

Photos by MacBeth Graphics are HERE.