August 2012 – June 2013

FW/PNSA Camp: Trinidad, CA
Aug 15 – Aug 19 all-day
  • August 15-19, 2012
  • Cost: $360
  • Open to Junior National Qualified athletes
  • Signup Deadline: August 5, 2012

Open to all Far West Juniors who have qualified for Junior Nationals. We have a friendly rivalry and shared training and technique experiences with Pacific Northwest Junior skiers. A super fun and challenging camp geared towards getting you ready for the hard training in the fall that is necessary to make you the best skier you can be. Camp consists of running, hiking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, World Cup Soccer match, technique, and Fun; not necessarily in that order.

Coaches will be Ben Grasseschi, Ben Husaby, plus others.


Checks are preferred for all payments.

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

WEST YELLOWSTONE SUPERTOUR: Montana @ West Yellowstone
Nov 17 – Nov 25 all-day
  • November 17-25, 2012
  • Cost: $1350
  • Open to: any Far West Junior J1 and older (J2s need coaches’ permission)
  • Sign-up Deadline: November 9, 2012

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 J1 and older. *J2′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:  August Teague- lead coach, Martin Benes, Glenn Jobe, Mary Ellen Benier


Checks are preferred for all payments.

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

Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
  • December 1-2, 2012

Farm Team  skiers Beth Taylor and Spencer Eusden, as well as juniors Katrin Larusson and Patrick McElravey, will be representing Far West at the Bozeman SuperTour. The races on December 1st and 2nd will be a Classic Sprint and a Classic 10/15km. We are excited for these skiers and this opportunity to race another SuperTour (besides West Yellowstone) out West.

US NATIONALS: Soldier Hollow @ Soldier Hollow, Utah
Dec 31 – Jan 9 all-day
  • December 31, 2012 – January 9, 2013
  • Cost: $1075
  • Open to: Far West Junior National Qualified J1 and older, and all Far West Senior Team
  • Sign-up Deadline: December 21

This full-tilt racing trip is open to Far West JO Qualified Juniors, J1 (please talk to your coach for confirmation) or older, plus all Far West Seniors. It promises top-notch ski racing and competition with the best skiers in the country. This trip is the ideal proving ground for athletes to see how they stack up with the best in the US. It is also the event where athletes qualify for the USST J1 Scandinavian Trip, and for the USST World Juniors (age 18-19) or U-23 (age 20-23) Championships.

Coaches : Ben Grasseschi, August Teague, Martin Benes

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


Jan 30 – Feb 3 all-day
  • January 30-February 3, 2013
  • Cost: $500
  • Open to all Far West athletes age 13 or older wishing for top-notch race experience.
  • Sign-up Deadline: January 14th -Sign Up Early, as this trip will Fill Up Quickly!

This is one of the most anticipated trips of the year for the Juniors. It combines hard, extremely competitive racing on the trails of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics in Soldier Hollow with a really fun excursion to Utah. We will leave on Wednesday afternoon after school (athletes will be responsible for their own dinner on the road), a quick stay-over in eastern Nevada, and then head to Midway, Utah to check out the trails. Friday and Saturday will feature racing against the finest nordic skiers in the entire Western United States.  Saturday afternoon is reserved for Tubing or Crater-Swimming, or just hanging out. Return is first-thing Sunday morning, back in Truckee by early evening.

Whether you’re an elite Junior Olympian or a young, first-time (serious) racer, this is an important trip for all ages of junior skiers (13 and over).

Coaches will be Ben, Jeff, Ambrose, Mark, Holly.

This year these races are two of the Far West JNQs.

February 1, 2013  Super JNQ Freestyle Sprint
February 2, 2013  Super JNQ Classic  15km/10km/5km

The Super JNQ is the biggest pre-Junior Nationals event in the West

Sign-up deadline is Monday, January 14th (firm!), but please sign up early to enable us to plan our transportation for this trip.

Checks are preferred for all payments.

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

Mar 8 – Mar 17 all-day
  • March 8-17, 2013
  • Open to all Junior National Qualified athletes for 2013.
  • Cost:  $1,800 plus Airfare Cost via Far West Group Rate: $980, (which includes baggage costs of 1 duffle plus 1 ski bag per person)
    For a total cost of $2,780 per person.
  • Far West Uniform (required) for those who do not own already: $250
  • Signup/Payment Deadline: February 24, 2013

Purchasing the group rate airfare is on a “FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED” basis. PAYMENT IN FULL IS REQUIRED.

There will be an Official Team Meeting will be on Saturday, March 2, directly following the CNISSF State Championships awards at Auburn Ski Club. It is mandatory that athletes and parent(s) attend.

Coaches for this trip will include Mark Nadell (trip leader), Ben Grasseschi, Jeff Schloss, Kara Lapoint, Martin Benes, Holly Whitney, August Teague, and Joel Chew.

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

More info:

2013 Independent Study Form

2013 JN Fairbanks Waiver

Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day
  • March 8-10, 2013
  • Cost: $200
  • Open to all Far West Juniors age 12-19 who would like a fun trip in lieu of Junior Nationals.
  • Signup deadline: March 1, 2013

Kampers 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: Glenn Jobe and Joel Chew

Space is limited to 8 Kampers! 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!


Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
  • April 6- April 7, 2013
  • Cost:
  • Open to to all Far West Juniors (age 13-19).
  • Sign-up Deadline:

MAMMOTH MARATHON: Our Annual Un-Official End of the Season Trip will be to Mammoth for the Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10km

We will leave Truckee early on Saturday morning, drive to Tamarack and ski and register for the race. Then lunch and perhaps a little drive to the warmth of Bishop for some bouldering- our excuse for hanging out in t-shirts and shorts. Return to Mammoth and our luxury accommodations at the Mammoth School Gym. Sleep, Breakfast, and Race. Return to Truckee apprx 5pm on Sunday.

This is a VERY fun end-of-the-year trip/race experience. You can choose to race 10 km., 21 km., or go for the big one — 42K! No pressure, just fun!

Checks are preferred for all payments.

Canadian Strength Test @ Sugar Bowl Academy
Jun 8 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.

Meet in the Sugar Bowl Academy parking lot at 9 am. We will go for a warm up run and then get into testing.
NO outdoor running shoes are allowed in the SBA gym, so bring indoor workout shoes.
All Far West athletes are welcome to come.

Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day
  • June 25-27, 2013
  • Cost: $165
  • Open to all Far West Nordic Juniors ages 12-19 (11 year olds subject to coach’s discretion)
  • Signup Deadline: June 18th, 2013

Open to all Far West juniors age 12-19. This is a great camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp, but also for experienced racers who want a little extra push and motivation. Super fun and challenging right here in our own beautiful backyard, the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and Fun. Coaches will be Mark Nadell, Gustavo Johnson, and others.

Checks are preferred for all payments.

Remember  (if you haven’t attended a Far West Camp or Trip in 2013 yet) to send in your Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form well in advance!

This camp is full. Please email to be put on the waiting list.