2014 Masters Challenge

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Congrats to everyone in this year’s masters challenge. Because of the lack of races, we decided to drop the minimum number of races down to 3 for this year. In an effort to keep things fair to the truly motivated racers out there who were able to get in 4 races, the final results within age groups will still be based on you 4 race total.

Please review your results and let me know asap if you find any scoring issues.

Hope everyone has a wonderful summer and we’ll see you back out on the snow next year.

Masters Challenge information and results.

Alex Hamilton receives Milton L. Lihdholm Scholar Athlete Award



 Our own Alex “Filly” Hamilton was just named the 2014 recipient of the Milton L. Lihdholm Scholar Athlete Award at Bates College!

“This honor, presented to the outstanding female and male scholar athletes in the senior class, is one of the College’s most prestigious.”
The award is chosen on the basis of a combination of high academic achievement and consistent athletic performance.
This is the first time in the Bates’ coach’s memory that a Nordic skier has been awarded this honor.


fw_logo-small06The Far West Nordic Annual Meeting and the Annual Election of Directors and Officers will be held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Truckee River Winery (11467 Brockway Road, Truckee CA). Appetizers and wine and an informal get together from 5:30 pm followed by the board meeting and annual election of directors and officers at 6:30 pm. Come meet the Far West Nordic directors, officers, and committee members. Learn how you can get involved and help shape the future of Far West Nordic. 

WE WANT YOU!! Either as a Board Member, or key volunteer, or Committee Chair, we would love to take advantage of your energy and ideas how to make things better in the Nordic world. We need representatives from all walks of the skiing community, parents of junior athletes, racers, and recreational skiers. Board members and committee members are desired from all regions (Mammoth, South Lake, Bay area, etc.).

Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors (online form)

Application for Appointment to the Board of Directors

If you are interested in becoming a board member please submit an application and attend the annual meeting.

Summer Housing Board for Collegiate Athletes

FW_NordicNews2013-webThis upcoming summer, we will once again be providing collegiate student-athletes the opportunity to come to Truckee and train as part of structured group. The program will benefit both the student-athletes, as they take advantage of the numerous training options in the area, as well as the local Nordic community. Exposure to these high level athletes will benefit the local juniors by providing them with exceptional role models. The collegiate student-athletes will help raise the level of training for our junior skiers as well.

As part of this program, we are aiming to provide housing for these student-athletes.

In a departure from previous years, we are asking Far West community members to utilize a Housing Forum through the Far West website. Those interested can post their rooms/homes so that athletes coming this summer can coordinate directly. Rent is fine, but please keep in mind these are college students, for whom money is tight.

They are all highly motivated athletes as well as exceptional students. Over the summer, they will be involved in near daily training sessions lead by Far West and Sugar Bowl Academy coach Martin Benes, along with help from the rest of the Far West coaching staff. They will all be seeking employment in the area so that they may cover their various expenses. Please contact Coach Martin if you have any questions.

Martin Benes

Lake Tahoe Ironman 2014 Volunteers

ironmanlaketahoe2We have been invited to partake in applying for a grant for the Lake Tahoe Ironman 2014 once again which will directly benefit both Far West and our athletes.  The Lake Tahoe Ironman 2014 will be held on Sunday, September 21st, 2014.  The fundraiser is going to be handled a bit differently this year than last, so please read all the details carefully and sign up yourself, your family and lots of others to help us fill all our spots and make this a successful fundraiser.   [Read More...]

2014 Fischer Cup

Results are final for this year’s Fischer Cup competition. Congratulations to 2014 Fischer Cup winners Kara LaPoint, Holly Whitney, and Janelle Webb in the women’s division and Patrick Johnson, Spencer Eusden, and Peter Holmes in the men’s division.

For 2014 participants are allowed to “drop” their ONE lowest race score of any eligible race, but must include the 1 Classic race in their final totals.

Thanks to all of you who participated in this great event and thanks to Dan Hill and Fischer for their continued efforts and sponsorship.

Fischer Cup information.
Fischer Cup standings.

Holly Whitney (2nd), Kara LaPoint (1st), Janelle Webb (3rd)

Holly Whitney(2nd), Kara LaPoint(1st), Janelle Webb(3rd)

Spencer Eusden (2nd), Patrick Johnson (1st), Peter Holmes (3rd)

Spencer Eusden(2nd), Patrick Johnson(1st), Peter Holmes(3rd)