The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals and US Distance Nationals are the premier cross country ski races in the US, held annually in the spring so that the top American skiers can return from the FIS World Cups to compete with 200+ of our nation’s best domestic cross county skiers. The SuperTour Final will attract the best skiers from all over North America including the US Ski Team, the Canadian National Team, collegiate athletes, and junior racers. The SuperTour is a season-long series of races that take place across America. The leaders of the SuperTour earn FIS World Cup start rights. The SuperTour Finals are a mini-tour of four races that cap off the 2012-2013 SuperTour series. The times from all four races are combined, with sprint and climbing prelims similar to stage racing in cycling, to determine the yellow bib (over all winner), the green bib (best sprinter), white bib (best jr, U19), and the polka-dot bib (best climber.) Following the SuperTour Finals are the US National Championship 30/50km races.
Far West Nordic will host the SuperTour Finals and US Distance Nationals in the Tahoe area from April 4-11, 2013. At this time, we plan to have 4 SuperTour races (2.5km Skate Prologue, 10/15km Mid-Distance Skate, Classic Sprint, and Uphill Skate Race) plus, the US Distance Classic races of 30/50km (women/men).
While hosting these prestigious races is a huge boon for the Tahoe community, Far West Nordic is actively seeking sponsors in order to cover the event costs. Anyone interested in helping with fund-raising for this event can contact Ben Grasseschi or August Teague for more details.