CALENDAR

 

Feb
15
Sat
Alpenglow Winter Festival
Feb 15 – Mar 1 all-day
Feb
28
Fri
2014 JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Trapp Family Lodge
Feb 28 – Mar 9 all-day
  • February 28 through March 9, 2014
  • Open to all Junior National Qualified athletes for 2014.
  • Cost:  $1640 (this DOES NOT include airfare) Checks are strongly preferred.
  • Far West Uniform (required) for those who do not own already: $250
  • Signup/Payment Deadline: Thursday, February 20
  • Mandatory Team & Parent Meeting: Saturday, February 22 @ 4 pm at Auburn Ski Club (after the State Championships)

Every athlete needs to have a valid USSA license, available on the ussa.org website->cross country->membership tools->new registration/license.

More info: http://www.trappfamily.com/jn2014

Junior Nationals this year will be held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, March 3rd through the 8th, 2014. Our group will be staying at the Stowe Motel & Snowdrift, in a combination of houses and rooms. We are striving for every athlete to have his/her own bed accommodation. Food services will be supplied by the incomparable team of Linda and David Dore Catering.

Coaches: Mark Nadell, Caitlin Curran, Martin Benes, Holly Whitney, Gus Johnson, Maryellen Benier, Jeff Schloss, August Teague

COST: $1640

Far West Nordic has established the price this year to reflect two important discounts:

1)  Our standard “Cost-Recovery” percentage has been reduced.

2)  Far West Nordic has included a $100 trip subsidy per athlete in the cost of this trip.

This cost includes all Coaching, Food, Lodging, Ground Transportation, and Entry Fees. It does not include Air Transportation (if necessary) from California to Vermont or incidental/food costs while traveling to and from Vermont.

A current Far West Nordic Race Suit is required for all athletes on this trip. Cost for those who have not purchased one already is $250 for Lycra Top, Lycra Bottom, and Warm-Up Jacket.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT INFORMATION:

OUR FLIGHTS:
Friday, February 28
RENO to ALBANY
Flights 1879/607
12:35 pm – 10:25 pm  

Saturday, March 9
ALBANY to RENO
Flights 647/497
1:05 pm – 7:30 pm 

SIGN UP DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 20th, 2014.

In order to keep costs as affordable as possible to all, Far West Nordic strongly PREFERS payment by check for this trip. Please bring your check to the Mandatory Team & Parent Meeting on Saturday, February 22  or send payment to:

Far West Nordic Ski Education Association
P.O. Box 10046
Truckee, CA 96162 

Mar
2
Sun
The Great Ski Race: CANCELED @ Tahoe XC to Truckee
Mar 2 all-day

Date: Sunday March 2, 2014
Time: 9 AM Wave Starts
Start: Tahoe XC to Truckee
Distance: 30 km
Cost: $60 through Feb 15; $70 Feb 16-March 2; $110 on race day (in person by 8:30 am);
$25 if under 18 yo
Benefit for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team
Info: www.thegreatskirace.com

Mar
7
Fri
BEAR VALLEY BJORNLOPPET TRIP @ Bear Valley Cross Country
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day
  • March 7-9, 2014
  • Cost: $200
  • Open to all Far West Juniors age 12-19 who would like a fun trip in lieu of Junior Nationals.
  • Signup deadline: Wednesday February 26, 2014

Campers 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 all with great enthusiasm.

We will leave Friday after school and drive down to Bear Valley. We will all stay in the Bear Valley Hostel, a large space with a kitchen and bunk beds within waking distance of the race venue. You will all cook, clean, and eat together.

We will race the famed Bear Valley Bjornloppet Skate on Saturday with a 10km Junior option and we will race the BV Bjornloppet Classic on Sunday with a 5km Junior option. There will be a 5km, 10km, and 20km option on the Saturday Bjornloppet Skate race.

After the races, we will collect our race schwag, pack up the cars, and drive back home.

Coaches: Joel Chew and others

Space is limited to 12 Campers! so sign up early as this trip will fill up!

Checks are preferred for all payments.

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

 

Mar
8
Sat
Bjornloppet Freestyle Race/CA Senior Winter Games @ Bear Valley Cross Country
Mar 8 all-day

Date: Saturday March 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Start: Bear Valley Cross Country
Distance: 10 km or 20 km / 5 km Junior
Cost: Pre Reg $35 (Juniors $25) by 2/22; Late Reg $40 (Juniors $30)
Fee includes T-shirt, party, prizes, food and music
Info: www.bearvalleyxc.com

Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 41st Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 8th and March 9th, 2014. 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. Bjornloppet racers ages 50 and up will automatically have their Bjornloppet race times entered in the CSWG Nordic Race Results for the California Senior Winter Games gold, silver and bronze medals.

On Saturday, March 8th, the Freestyle (skate ski or stride) race begins at 10:30 a.m. and racers have a choice of participating in the 20K race, the 10K Open Division race, or the 5K Junior race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in the 10K race). On Sunday, March 9th, the race begins at 10:00 a.m. (don’t forget Daylight Savings Time begins—spring forward!) and racers can compete in the 10K or 5K Classic (stride only) or Snowshoe race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in one of the 5K races). Saturday’s race fees include the race, a t-shirt, the Bjornloppet awards party with lunch and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals; Sunday’s race fees include the race and Bjornloppet awards party with snacks and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals. For an official Bjornloppet race registration form, visit our Events page at www.bearvalleyxc.com.

For more information, contact Bear Valley Cross Country at 209-753-2834 or bvxc@sbcglobal.net.

Mar
9
Sun
Bjornloppet Classic Race/CA Senior Winter Games @ Bear Valley Cross Country
Mar 9 all-day

Date: Sunday March 9, 2014
Time: 10 AM (Daylight Savings Time Change!)
Start: Bear Valley Cross Country
Distance: 10 km / 5 km
Cost: Pre Reg $25 by 2/23; Late Reg $30
Fee includes party, prizes, food and music
Info: www.bearvalleyxc.com

Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 41st Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 8th and March 9th, 2014. 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. Bjornloppet racers ages 50 and up will automatically have their Bjornloppet race times entered in the CSWG Nordic Race Results for the California Senior Winter Games gold, silver and bronze medals.

On Saturday, March 8th, the Freestyle (skate ski or stride) race begins at 10:30 a.m. and racers have a choice of participating in the 20K race, the 10K Open Division race, or the 5K Junior race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in the 10K race). On Sunday, March 9th, the race begins at 10:00 a.m. (don’t forget Daylight Savings Time begins—spring forward!) and racers can compete in the 10K or 5K Classic (stride only) or Snowshoe race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in one of the 5K races). Saturday’s race fees include the race, a t-shirt, the Bjornloppet awards party with lunch and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals; Sunday’s race fees include the race and Bjornloppet awards party with snacks and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals. For an official Bjornloppet race registration form, visit our Events page at www.bearvalleyxc.com.

For more information, contact Bear Valley Cross Country at 209-753-2834 or bvxc@sbcglobal.net.

Fun Run on Skis @ Tahoe Donner XC
Mar 9 all-day

Ideal for the recreational skier/snowshoer to try their hand at a fun race on a non-technical course. 2-, 5- or 10-kilometer ski or snowshoe options and a BBQ to follow. Cost: $10 / $5 for 18yrs and under – includes lunch! Trail pass required.

Mar
15
Sat
Kids’ Rush @ Royal Gorge XC
Mar 15 all-day

GOLD NUGGETS KID’S RACE or JUNIOR RACE ON SATURDAY
(Short, Fun Kid’s Course or 3 km. or 6 km. Junior Course with Obstacles)
Saturday Junior Races are Free!

Mar
16
Sun
California Gold Rush @ Royal Gorge XC
Mar 16 all-day

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Date: Sunday March 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM
Start: Royal Gorge XC
Wave Start
Distance: 45 km Gold Rush/30km Silver Rush/15 km Bronze Rush
Cost: Register by March 10: $45 • Register after March 10: $60
No Race Day Registration

GOLD NUGGETS KID’S RACE or JUNIOR RACE ON SATURDAY
(Short, Fun Kid’s Course or 3 km. or 6 km. Junior Course with Obstacles)
Saturday Junior Races are Free!

Mar
17
Mon
FAR WEST BOARD MEETING @ Tahoe XC Yurt
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.