October – December 2013

Canadian Strength Test @ Tahoe XC
Oct 12 all-day

The Canadian Strength Test

  1. Pull-Ups (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  2. Sit-Ups (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  3. Push-Ups (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  4. Box jumps (1 min), Recovery (1 min)
  5. Bench Dips (1 min)

To get a strength score, multiply the number of pull-ups completed by 3, then add that score to the total repetitions completed in the other four exercises.

Drifter Time Trial @ Negro Canyon
Oct 26 all-day

Drifter Time Trial
2 kilometers running hill climb up Negro Canyon
Individual Start

Historical results

Oct 26 all-day
FAR WEST NORDIC AUCTION/RAFFLE PARTY @ Truckee Rec Center | Truckee | California | United States

Saturday • October 26, 2013 • 6PM

Truckee Community Recreation Center

A Benefit for the Far West Nordic Junior Ski Program

The 28th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center
Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs.

Katrin Larusson


$40 Admission for ages 12 and up includes one raffle ticket.
$20 admission Juniors age 11 and under
$20 donation only ticket

Buy additional raffle tickets for $5 each.

Tickets will be available from Far West Nordic juniors, online, and at the door.

You can designate a Junior to receive credit for your online purchase.
We cannot credit individual Juniors for tickets purchased at the door.



Taco and Burrito Bar by Annette Burkart Catering

Parent Dessert Bar


Stop by our membership table to join or renew.
Thank you to those who have joined or renewed their membership for 2013-2014.


Live Auction • Silent Auction • Raffle Prizes

It is not necessary to be present to win.

Thanks to all of our generous donors we have a phenomenal array of raffle and auction prizes including…

The Grand Raffle Prize Dream Ski Package: Salomon boots and bindings, Fischer Skis, Swix Poles, all top of the line,
and a 90 minute “Pick Your Pro” lesson.

Great Auction Items include Ski Area Passes – Restaurant Dining – Romantic Weekend Getaways – Ski Equipment – Vacations – “Celebrity” Ski Lessons – Fine Art – Outdoor Gear & Clothing – “One of a Kind” Prizes

Check back here for a list of prizes.


Auburn Ski Club Training Center Open House @ Auburn Ski Club
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auburn Ski Club Training Center Open House @ Auburn Ski Club

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October 26th, 9am to 1pm

Keep Calm – Winter is coming.  While we watch NOAA for news of the first BIG snow the ASC Training Center is hosting an open house, Sat. October 26th.  We’re inviting all members, guests and those interested in learning about ASC Training Center and our programs.  It’ll be a full morning of activities:

9am to 11am –Bring your outgrown equipment of all kinds for a club equipment swap and sell with others.  The long room will be set aside for all to buy, sell and make “deals”.

9am to 10:30 am – Coaches and staff will be available to talk about 2013-14 programs, equipment, etc.  We’ll have handout materials and showing videos.

For families ready to turn in program registration forms, or individuals joining and getting XC trail passes staff in be in the office to help get you through the paper work and issue membership cards and XC passes.

2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals Organization Committee formation gathering @ Auburn Ski Club
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals Organization Committee formation gathering @ Auburn Ski Club

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March 2015 – ASC Training Center
Organization Committee formation gathering October 27th, 10am – Noon

The biggest Junior Cross Country event in North America is returning to the ASC Training Center and Far West .  This annual National Championships will draw 400+ of the very best 14-19 year old skiers for a week of hard fought competition on the challenging ASC Training Center courses.   Through a tough qualifying process each of the 10 USSA divisions will bring their very best to the start line at ASCTC. This is truly a National Championships in every sense and the proving grounds for future Olympians. Our Far West Juniors can look forward to a home turf advantage and a spotlight in the community.

The first step for ASCTC and the Far West is to form an organizing committee.  ASCTC is inviting anyone with interest to attend an Oct. 27th formation gathering. There will be a presentation of the different leadership roles we need to fill and what it takes to host this event.

With the successful JN’s of 2005 and 2009 we’ve set the bar high, but there is a reason we’re often called the “best race crew in the west”.  We hope you’ll join us and the Nordic community in a leadership role on organizing committee or competition crew.  It’ll be a rewarding life experience you’ll never forget.

Come see by our information table at the Oct. 26th Far West Auction. For more information contact us at or 530-426-3313

Boca Double Pole Time Trial @ Boca Reservoir
Nov 9 all-day

Boca Double Pole 3k uphill

Roller skiing double pole only
Individual start

Historical results

Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

New Moon Elite Team Fundraiser @ New Moon Natural Foods
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday  November 15th
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee.

New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee will be fundraising for the Elite Team. Mammoth Brewing Company will be sampling their beer with a $10 suggested donation with the proceeds going to The Far West Nordic Elite Team. Come and enjoy a beer tasting and help support he Elite Team!

WEST YELLOWSTONE SUPERTOUR: Montana @ West Yellowstone
Nov 23 – Dec 1 all-day
WEST YELLOWSTONE SUPERTOUR: Montana @ West Yellowstone | West Yellowstone | Montana | United States
  • November 23- December 1, 2013
  • Cost: $1150
  • Open to: any Far West Junior U16 and older (U14s need coaches’ permission)
  • Sign-up Deadline: November 15th – no exceptions

How does a week of full time ski immersion sound? 7 days of on-snow training, technique, drills, and fun with Far West’s best coaches and our nation’s best skiers- the US Ski Team will be there as well as other divisions and clubs. Industry representatives and new product demos. A festive atmosphere. Join us to kick off your season in grand style.
Camp open to all Far West Juniors U16 and older. *U14′s need to talk to a coach and get his/her permission before signing up. This is an intensive camp with two x’s a day training and full skiing immersion. West Yellowstone is a long way from home in many ways…

Coaches will be Martin Benes, Gus Johnson, Caitlin Curran, Glenn Jobe, and August Teague.

Remember to send in your Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form well in advance!

Far West Nordic 2013 Season Kickoff Party @ Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Far West Nordic 2013 Kickoff Dinner
Cottonwood Restaurant
Sunday, December 8, 2013    5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: MARCUS NASH and other Tahoe Olympians
2-Time Olympian and 9-Time National Champion

Social hour with cash bar, 3 course dinner with beer and wine, and “Chance” raffle!

Buy your tickets today!  One raffle ticket included with admission.




Chopped Cottonwood Caesar 

(Individuals choose one on the night of the event)

Grilled Certified Angus Beef flank steak with a marsala demi-glace, roasted red potatoes and house vegetables

Pine nut crusted Southeast Asian basa with a tomato-dill Beurre blanc, rice, and house vegetables

Linguini with grilled chicken breast, diced tomatoes and a chipotle cream sauce

Butternut squash enchiladas with Ancho chile mole, cilantro and white cheddar cheese, sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds


Petite fresh berry crisp with whipped cream
Petite chocolate brownie with whipped cream

“Chance” Raffle prizes

  • Blue Mountain Hat by Rivka Designs
  • Marble Neck Warmer by Rivka Designs
  • Soap, soap dish and loofa – Tahoe Mountain Soap Company
  • Tea and t-shirt – Tahoe Teas
  • Oakley Goggles
  • Swix Ski Bag
  • Olive Oils by Carolea
  • Lisa’s Luscious Jams and Spreads
  • Carmels and Carmel Syrup by Collin’s Caramels
  • Kids skis – Rossi classic 150 with NNN bindings
  • Margarita pitcher and four matching glasses
  • Four 1-day xc ski trail passes at Tamarack
  • Notecards by Kath McGaughey
  • Renewal Dermatology, Gift Certificate $250.00
  • Two lift passes to Sierra-at-Tahoe (good Mon-Fri)
  • Andrew Newell, U.S. Olympic Team Polo Shirt
  • Heart necklace by Riverside Studios
  • Tim Hauserman’s book, Cross Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevadas
  • K2 SNBD Snowboard, Coors Logo 22″ Stance and Length 55.9cm