Missing poles after Snowshoe Thompson at Auburn ski club

A pair of black Swix carbon 145cm poles were mistakenly taken from the back stairs at Auburn ski club on Sunday Dec 22nd, after the Snowshoe Thompson. A pair of longer Swix poles (yellow stripes) were left behind instead. The longer poles were left with a note behind the desk at ASC. If you find […]

First JNQs in The Books


It was a beautiful weekend for the first 2 JNQs of the season, the ASC Freestyle Sprints and the Snowshoe Thompson Classic. Juniors need to compete in four out of seven qualifiers and have qualifying times in three events, including at least one skate and one classic event! Looks like a very strong start to […]

ASC Sprints


  2013 ASC Sprints Race ResultsJNQ ResultsPhotos by MacBeth Graphics

Tahoe Rim Tour – Volunteers Needed

We need VOLUNTEERS for the Tahoe Rim Tour.  Volunteers are needed for both the Tahoe XC and Northstar sides…..registration, course marshaling (both sides) aid station help, general help with gear handling at Northstar side, and especially timing crew at finish.  If you are interested in volunteering please use VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FORM or email race director Don Heapes.

Race Schedule

Tannenbaum Classic Sunday December 15, Tamarack Lodge ASC Freestyle Sprints JNQ Saturday December 21, Auburn Ski Club Snowshoe Thompson Classic JNQ Sunday December 22, Auburn Ski Club Paco’s Freestyle Sunday January 5, Auburn Ski Club Lakes Basin 15k Sunday January 12, Tamarack Lodge 10th Mountain Division Biathlon Sunday January 19, Auburn Ski Club Sierra Skogsloppet JNQ Monday January 20, Tahoe Donner XC Alpenglow Freestyle 20k Sunday January 26, Tahoe […]

ESNSA Gets Far West Nordic Grant


Far West Nordic’s Board of Directors approved a $500 grant for Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association. ESNSA is working to build a sustainable Nordic program for the Mammoth area’s youth. It will be working with the local high school and middle school as well as Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to offer a comp team, after several […]

Far West Nordic Wax Policy


Far West Nordic is no longer employing a head coach, and as such is not able to provide wax support at JNQ races. Waxing for JNQ races is either done by the individual racers and their families, or by their team/club coaches. Race wax recommendations are available on the Race Schedule page. Most team/club coaches are […]

Wild Cherries Elite Team Fundraiser

WC Logo 2013

Wild Cherries Coffee House in TruckeeSaturday, December 14th6am-6pm  Wild Cherries Coffee House in Truckee will be  donating 10% of all sales on December 14th to the Far West Nordic Elite Team. Come and enjoy a coffee or meal and help support the Elite Team! Follow the Elite Team Blog!

Tannenbaum Classic

Tannenbaum Race 2013 Flyer

  First race of the season is ON at Tamarack XC on Sunday, December 15th! The 10km Tannenbaum Classic is a  fundraiser for Mammoth Nordic Youth Programs. Details and registration at Tamarack Ski Center.

Bozeman SuperTour


Far West Nordic Elite team athletes braved -4 degree temperatures in Bozeman, Montana for the 15k classic Bohart Ranch SuperTour. Patrick Johnson was 3rd with a time of 44:59.2 and Spencer Eusden was 28th at 50:39.4. Former Far West Nordic Farm team racer Chelsea Holmes took 1st place in the women’s 10k. Make sure to […]