Good luck Ben wherever you venture and thank you for everything!
Ben Grasseschi has been the heart and soul of Far West Nordic for the past 9 years. He has been the head Junior Coach, has guided countless masters racers, created and nurtured the FW Farm Team, has overseen the expansion of the Far West mission to include a much bigger base, and has been at nearly every fund-raiser, ski race, and social event that Far West has put on. When you think of Far West the picture that comes to mind for most of us is the smiling face of “Coach Ben.” [Read More...]
It’s exciting to get rolling with the college group for the 3rd summer in a row. I started this program in the spring of 2011 for a lot of reasons, but with no idea how it would turn out. We had 11 athletes that first summer, and just 1 local collegiate skier. Now, we have a good mix of local athletes and those who have travelled from far and wide. For all of them, it is a great opportunity to train alongside like-minded people: student-athletes looking for a way to take the next step in their skiing. Read more…
-by Martin Benes, founder and head coach of the summer residency program.
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Wednesday July 4, 2013
Event starts 10am by US Bank. 1 mile gravity fed fun event for all ages & abilities. Run through the crowds waiting for the parade.
Outdoor Rep Sale
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Don’t miss out on some great deals on your favorite brands of outdoor clothing and footwear, nordic and alpine skis, cycling stuff, backpacking gear, etc etc. Sale starts at 9am -1pm in the Boreal parking lot (Far West end). 15% of proceeds go to Auburn Ski Club Junior programs.
Squaw Valley Mountain Run / Hike
Saturday August 3, 2013
Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’) the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music refreshments & beer are provided. RUN, HIKE or let the cable car do the 2000 foot elevation gain & participate in the beautiful 3 mile FLOWER WALK on easy rolling terrain. All participants in the run / hike and flower walk will be entered in the raffle for some great prizes.
Go to www.truckeefunrun.com for more information and registration.
The Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association’s Development Program is a fun early development program for cross-country ski racing. The goal of the program is to introduce and develop cross-country ski skills, promote general fitness, and create a love of the sport to last a lifetime.
Summer program activities include skate and classic roller skiing, running, mountain biking, ski walking, bounding, games, and strength training. Training sessions are held two to three days a week to allow athletes to participate in multiple sports. Devo coaches design practices that are challenging and FUN!
Visit Tahoe XC to learn more and to register.
The summer Biathlon program and open range sessions begin June 2. New this summer the program is offering youth, junior and masters training on Sunday mornings. June 27-30 the Training Center hosts the USBA Western Region Championships. See the ASC website for more information.
ASC Training Center summer XC dry-land training for juniors kicks-off Monday, June 17. Taking over the reins from Ben Grasseschi ASC-TC is welcoming coaches Noah Brautigam and Gus Johnson. There will be two weekday training workouts and designated Saturday sessions that combine our ASC-TC athletes with Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education, Sugar Bowl Academy and the FW Farm team for joint workouts and adventures in the mountains. Read their email blast with a special message from coach Ben and go to the ASC website for more information and to register.
Western REG: June 22-June 29
Open to Far West athletes by invite only. This is the premiere summer training camp for the best Juniors in the Western Region. Super motivating for the year ahead this is a must do camp if you are serious about your summer training and winter goals.
Lake Tahoe/Bliss Camp: June 25-27
Open to all Far West juniors age 12-19. This is a great camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp, but also for experienced racers who want a little extra push and motivation. Super fun and challenging right here in our own beautiful backyard, the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and fun.
June Lake Camp: July 18-21
Calling all Junior Far West skiers aged 13 and up! A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. June Lake Camp is the longest running Far West Nordic summer camp for a good reason. It’s all about camping in the beautiful Eastern Sierra near the Big Mountains, swimming in clear June Lake, roller skiing on the smooth, low traffic east side roads, and hiking up a big old mountain, the likes of which you won’t find in the Tahoe area. Add to this top notch coaching and great camaraderie with your skiing buddies and you’ve got one of the best Nordic ski camps in the West. Get your Nordic game on and sign up for the camp! Skiers of all abilities welcome.
Additional information on our Junior Camps Page.