65TH ANNUAL SNOWSHOE THOMPSON

Snowshoe Thompson 2010 Matt Gelso

SNOWSHOE THOMPSON 113 racers found fresh snow at the summit for this season’s first JOQ and Fischer Cup race, the 10km Snowshoe Thompson Classic. Far West Farm Team racer Matt Gelso held onto his title for the men with a time of 27:10 and Beth Reid took 1st place for the women at 32:23 in […]

THANK YOU DAN HILL

Pacos Fun Race 2010 Dan Hill

Dan Hill has been involved in the Nordic community here in the Far West for over 30 years — as a participant, competitor, sales representative, Far West Board member, and one of the top overall promoters of cross country skiing this area has ever seen. He has been one of the most important members of […]

Snowshoe Thompson Classic

Snowshoe Thompson 2010 Beth Reid

Photos from the 2010 SNOWSHOE THOMPSON CLASSIC race at Auburn Ski Club, December 26, 2010.
A snowy and blustery day at the club — but great skiing!

UPCOMING CLINICS

Andy Pasternak

CLASSIC TECHNIQUE VIDEO CLINIC January 15, 2011 at Tahoe XC This year it our classic technique clinic will be led by 2 renowned Far West coaches and Olympians Glenn Jobe and Nancy Fiddler. Glenn was an Olympic Biathlete in the 1980 Olympic Games, was the 1981 National Biathlon 20 km champion, as well as a […]

Sierra Nordic Duathlon

Duathlon 2010 Rick Reynolds

Sierra Nordic Duathlon Snow turned to rain and the wind was fierce but 30 hardy skiers and 1 hardy photographer turned out for the Sierra Nordic Duathlon. Beth and Joanne Reid were the overall and women’s winners, crossing the finish line holding hands with a time of 33:44. Next to finish and the winner of […]

Nordic News 2011

2011 Nordic News

  NORDIC NEWS 2011 Now at a ski area and ski shop near you… and available now online! This year’s Nordic News features articles by Martin Benes, Tim Hauserman, Sally Jones, Kara LaPoint, Chauncey Parker, Bria Riggs, and Ben Grasseschi, among others with articles on Junior Nordic Racers, College Skiers, Coaching, Fitness, Technique, Far West, […]

January Races

Gold Rush 2010

PACO’S FUN RACE Sunday January 2, Auburn Ski Club LAKES BASIN15K Sunday January 9, Tamarack Lodge XC 10th MOUNTAIN DIVISION BIATHLON Sunday January 9, Northstar XC SIERRA SKOGSLOPPET Monday January 17, Tahoe Donner XC TAHOE RIM TOUR & RACE Sunday January 23, Tahoe XC to Northstar XC ALPENGLOW FREESTYLE 20K Sunday January 30, Tahoe XC […]

Royal Gorge Early Season Opener

Royal Gorge Early Season Opener 2010

Photos from the Early Season 10K Freestyle at Royal Gorge, December 12, 2010.

Tannenbaum 10K Classic

Tannenbaum 10K Classic 2010

Cross country ski conditions were icy- it had rained the previous few days and the wax was klister. Topping 54 degrees that day the cross country ski races were in t-shirts and light clothing. Race results: http://farwestnordic.org/raceresults/results20102011/tl_tannenbaum10.html

JUNIOR & SENIOR TRIPS

2010 Senior Nationals

SENIOR NATIONALS: Rumford, Maine December 31, 2010 – January 9, 2011 Open to: Far West Junior National Qualified J1 and older, and all Far West Senior Team Sign-up Deadline: December 21, 2010 This full-tilt racing trip is open to Far West JO Qualified Juniors, J1 (please talk to your coach for confirmation) or older, plus all […]