Drifter Time Trial


    37 athletes ran the monthly 2 kilometer Drifter Time Trial up Negro Canyon including 3 sub 11 minutes…super!Time Trail ResultsPhotos by MacBeth Graphics  

Kara LaPoint takes 3rd in the 23rd Annual Full Vineman Triathlon

Kara LaPoint

The Full Vineman Triathlon is the oldest independent triathlon held in the continental United States. Athletes swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles through Sonoma’s wine country. There were  ~ 1000 participants in this year’s full Vineman. 2012 Full Vineman results. Far West Nordic senior and former Farm Team racer Kara LaPoint was 3rd […]

Emerald Pools

Emerald Pools

On Wednesday members of the ASC Comp team and SBA team had an Emerald Pools adventure. After climbing into the traditional “Emerald Pool” for a few jumps, the crew headed upstream in wetsuits through the frigid waters of the South Yuba. The water flowing from the bottom of Lake Spaulding is chilling on even the […]

June Lake Camp 2012 by Nancy Fiddler


June Lake Camp 2012 by Nancy Fiddler Photos by Mark Nadell Records show that this year’s Far West June Lake Camp was the 19th Annual! The first camp, held back in 1994, was actually held in a now closed campground at Horseshoe Lake in Mammoth, but for 18 straight years, Far West Nordic juniors have been […]

Summer Biathlon National Champs

biathlon silhouette

The Auburn Ski Club will host the 2012 USBA Summer Biathlon National Championships on Donner Summit, California August 23-26 2012. This will be the 25th annual summer biathlon championships, which were first contested in 1988.  They will also host a Novice race (no experience required) on Saturday August 25th after the Sprint Race.  Visit ASC for  […]

Donner Lake Triathlon

donner lake triathlon

The 31st Donner Lake Triathlon took place Sunday July 15th. 258 racers finished the olympic triathlon, 236 finished the sprint triathlon. Far West Nordic juniors shone in the sprint triathlon, which consists of a 1/4 mile swim, 6 mile bike, and 2 mile run. 16 year old Danielle Nivinski won the women’s sprint triathlon, finishing […]

Squaw Valley Mountain Run

Squaw Valley Mountain Run

Squaw Valley Mountain Run / Hike Saturday August 4th, 2012 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 […]

FW/PNSA Camp: Trinidad CA

Oregon Camp 2011 rollerski

August 15-19, 2012 Cost: $360 Open to Junior National Qualified athletes Signup Deadline: August 5, 2012 Open to all Far West Juniors who have qualified for Junior Nationals. We have a friendly rivalry and shared training and technique experiences with Pacific Northwest Junior skiers. A super fun and challenging camp geared towards getting you ready […]

Emily Blackmer: A Collegiate Athlete in Residence

Emily Blackmer

I am an Eastern girl at heart.  Well, a New Hampshire girl, if we’re going to be specific.  I was born and raised near the state’s capital and I’ve spent the past three years—and almost two year consecutively—at Dartmouth College in the small town of Hanover.  So when I decided that I wanted to focus […]

2012 Firecracker Mile

firecracker mile 2012 grasseschi and benes

        A record 425 people completed the annual Firecracker Mile Fun Run through downtown Truckee on Wednesday. The race is a fundraiser for the Auburn Ski Club junior nordic programs. Brandon Reiff of Reno finished first for the men with a time of 4:20.1and Tina Oprean of Kings Beach was first for […]