40th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race Weekend and California Senior Winter Games Join Forces in March!


Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 40th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 9th and March 10th, 2012. This is one of the longest running ski races in the west and it is open to all ages.  In addition, the California Senior Winter Games (CSWG) will be held the same weekend in Bear Valley. […]

Farm Team Dinner


March 1, 2013 at Tahoe Donner XCFar West Nordic head coach and chef extraordinaire Ben Grasseschi and Linda Dore Foodservice will be cooking up a three course meal  in the Ski Centre at TDXC. Enjoy a fun and festive event to support the Farm Team.  Ski with farmers to Moondance Hut where you will be […]

Paco’s Valentines Race


  Paco’s Valentine’s Race It was a beautiful cold day and snow conditions were perfect for the Paco’s Valentines Race. Farm Team racers swept the men’s race and took top honors in the women’s race. Wyatt Fereday was 1st at 37:55, Gus Johnson 2nd at 38:28, and Noah Brautigam was 3rd at 38:56. Holly Whitney won […]


Bjornloppet Start

Kampers will travel to the beautiful Bear Valley XC Centre on the Central Sierra’s west side for a weekend of racing and camaraderie. It is a super fun place to ski with great terrain and fun courses. Paul Peterson, and his staff at Bear Valley XC, are super accommodating and welcoming and will treat you […]

Master’s Clinics


Skate Technique Clinic with Wyatt FeredayMarch 2, 2013 at Tahoe XC 9am-11amLed by farm team racer Wyatt Fereday, this clinic will focus on analyzing and improving your skating technique and improving performance in skate races. There will be 2 hours of “on snow” time where Wyatt will review various aspects of how you skate ski, help […]

Blind Skiing Ambitions in Mid-West

Walt and Dave at White Pines Stampede Award Cermoney

On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Far West Nordic racer Walt Raineri competed in the White Pines Stampede Classic 40km race near Traverse City, Michigan. He was the first blind competitor to ever race in the 38 year old event and took 3rd place in his age category, 7th overall in all classic skier categories, with a time […]

2013 Boulder Mountain Tour


657 skiers completed the 2013 Boulder Mountain Tour in Sun Valley, Idaho. The 32 km race is in its 38th year (41st if you count the no snow years.) Far West Nordic was well represented by farmers and masters. Farm Team racers Beth Taylor was 4th 18-24 year old women, 6th women, 65th overall, Spencer Eusden […]

Super JNQ Classic Distance


The highlights of today’s distance classic races were Hannah Halvorsen 5th FJ2, Dylan Syben 6th MJ2, Katrin Larusson 8th FJ1, and Patrick McElravey 10th MOJ.  MJ1/MOJ 15 km: Peter Holmes 20th (13th MJ1), Patrick McElravey 25th (10th MOJ), Shane Christian 44th (30th MJ1), Alex Kopytko 64th (18th MOJ), Aaron Deeter 70th (51st MJ1), Brandon Flora […]

Far West Nordic rocks the Super JNQ Freestyle Sprint

Dylan Syben

Far West Nordic juniors won three out of four classes in today’s freestyle sprint at the Super JNQ in Soldier Hollow. Way to go Patrick McElravey 1st MJ1/MOJ, Dylan Syben 1st MJ2, Hannah Halvorsen 1st FJ2, and Katrin Larrusson 3rd FJ1! Far West racers had a strong day across the board. MJ1/MOJ: Finals: Patrick McElravey […]

Sochi 2013 Wold Cup by Noah Hoffman


Today is the first World Cup race ever in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. This does not feel like a normal World Cup. Everybody, from my teammates to the U.S. Ski Team staff to the media and the officials are talking about next year. I’ve never been to an Olympics, […]