Kris Freeman National Distance Champion

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Kris Freeman (Maine Winter Sports Center/USST) broke away on the last 10k lap to win Thursday’s 50 k classic mass start in 2:24:52.8, Andy Newell (SMST2/USST) was second at 2:25:46.4  and Norwegian Einar Ulsund (University of Utah) was third at 2:26:15.5. Farm Team racers Spencer Eusden was 28th and  Wyatt Fereday 33rd, and Far West master Peter Mayfield was 41st.Far West […]

2013 Masters Challenge

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Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Masters Challenge.  Please review your results and if you find any issues (e.g. I missed your results in a race), please let me know asap and I’ll get that corrected.   We’re currently working on some new very cool hats for this year’s winners which we’ll be getting […]

National J2 Camp

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Far West Nordic would like to Congratulate our top J2′s for being selected to the National J2 Camp in Marquette, Michigan the 27 July to the 4 August, 2013. Based on their top results, (the best two out of three races), at Junior Nationals in Fairbanks, AK recently, Dylan Syben, Hannah Halvorsen, and Julien Bordes have been invited by […]

Liz Stephen National Distance Champion

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Liz Stephen (Burke Mountain Academy/USST) ruled the day at Royal Gorge in the National Distance Championship. Liz skied the 30k Classic Mass Start Race in 1:41:54.8, over a minute ahead of USST teammate and World Cup Champion Kikkan Randall (APU/USST) who finished in 1:42:57.3. Rosie Brennan (APU) finished third in 1:43:59.2 skiing through the slush in 55 […]

Are YOU Tough Enough for The Billy Dutton Uphill?

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Are YOU Tough Enough for The Billy Dutton Uphill? Once a year, Squaw Valley USA hosts a very special event: participants start at the base of KT-22 and go UP the Mountain Run to High Camp. Ski it, skin it, run it, snowshoe or hike, whatever works for you (sorry, no motors or jet packs.) […]

Stephen and Freeman Own the Climb

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It was a cold and windy day for the final race of the SuperTour Finals, the 6k hill climb pursuit up Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Disney.  Liz Stephen and Kris Freeman were the fastest climbers while Erik Bjornsen and Liz Stephen won the overall SuperTour Finals Titles.

Off Snow Strength and Movement Conditioning

Tahoe Donner XC Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Join avid cross country ski racer and six-time Cycling World Championship Team Member Julie Young & Physical Therapist Ryan Solberg to learn how smart summer conditioning can help your skiing next winter whether you race or ski just for fun.  Free event. Donations welcome to help TDXC […]

The Techniques of the Pros

Tahoe Donner XCSunday, April 7th 6:00-7:30pm Using the latest in sporting video review technology (Dart Fish) Silver Sage Sports Performance Center’s Julie Young will be joined by Sugar Bowl Academy’s Coach, Jeff Schloss & Olympic Biathlete Glenn Jobe to review and discuss footage of some of the top athletes’ technique during the races.  Free event. […]

Newell and Randall Claim Sprint Titles

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US Ski Team sprinter Andy Newell (SMS T2/USST) won the men’s classic sprint passing 2nd place finisher Pat O’Brian (CGRP) on the second to last hill. Erik Bjornsen (APU/USST) came from behind to finish 3rd. Kikkan Randal (APU/USST) made it 3 for 3, winning the women’s classic sprints ahead of 2nd place finisher Ida Sargent […]

SuperTour 10/15k Classic

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The sun was out for the 10/15k Classic Mass Start races on day 2 of the SuperTour Finals at Auburn Ski Club. Kriss Freeman took an early lead and added to it, winning the Men’s 15k Classic with a time of 38:31.8. Erik Bjornsen was 2nd at 39:19.1, and Andy Newell was 3rd at 39:22.3. […]