November – December 2013

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
PSIA Nordic Fall Festival @ Tahoe Donner XC (Weather and Conditions permitting!)
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day


9:30 – noon         Early season classic tune up

1:00 – 3:30pm     Skating-improver tips & teaching tips

4pm -6pm              Silly Sprint Race.  Happy hour drink specials &  Soup & Salad at TDXC


9:30 – noon         Classic – How to get up the hills more efficiently

1:00 – 4:00pm     Compare your form to the pros with Dartfish Video Technology* Limited spaces – sign up early for this clinic! Sponsored by Reno’s Silver Sage Sports Performance. Julie Young and Paul Peterson

6pm  -9pm            Dinner & music: A pizza feast & desert prepared by the chefs at Tahoe Donner XC: $20 includes your first drink. Open Mike music.



9am – 4pm        PSIA level 1 Prep Course - for people interested in becoming certified with Professional Ski Instructors of America – contact PSIA office for information.

9:30 – noon       Refine your classic skiing with Olympian Nancy Fiddler * Limited spaces – sign up early for this clinic!

1:00 – 3:30pm   Refining your skating with Olympian Katerina Nash Limited spaces – reserve you space for this clinic!

4pm            Classic grip waxing, Hard wax & Klister  


Early bird pricing- All three days: $195, $70 a day or $40 per clinic

For signups after Dec. 9th: $205, $80 and $45

PSIA Members pre registered via  get a free trail pass.

Far West Members pre registered via  get a $15 trail pass.

We reserve the right to combine or cancel sessions based on registration

Sign ups after Dec. 9 are not guaranteed a spot in the requested clinic. We will do our best to accomodate everyone in a clinic appropriate to their interest and skill level. For last minute questions contact Mitch at the PSIA office, (530) 587-7642

Online registration is now closed. There will be day of signups. Please bring your current Far West Nordic membership card and cash or check only. Please contact Mitch Dion at (530) 587-7642 for additional information.

CNISSF Scott Hudson Kirkwood Relays Freestyle @ Kirkwood XC
Dec 13 all-day

HS: 3×3 km
MS: 3×1.5 km

MS: 10:30am
HS: 12 noon

Race Order:

Wild Cherries Elite Team Fundraiser @ Wild Cherries Coffee House
Dec 14 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

WC logoWild Cherries Coffee House in Truckee
Saturday, December 14th

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 @ Tamarack Lodge
Dec 15 all-day

Date: Sunday December 15, 2013
Time: 10 AM
Start: Tamarack Lodge XC (start at Packstation)
Distance: 10 km (juniors 5 km; kids 2 km)
Cost: Pre Reg $25 by 12/8; Late Reg $30; Juniors and Kids $5)
ESNSA Fundraiser

Tannenbaum Race 2013 Flyer

ASC Freestyle Sprints @ Auburn Ski Club
Dec 21 all-day

Date: Saturday December 21, 2013
Time: 10 AM (youth start 9:30am)
Start: ASC Training Center
Interval Starts
Distance: 1 km
Cost: Pre Registration (by 2/18) $25, Juniors $20, Youth race $10 for ages 12 and under; Late Reg $40 , Juniors $35, Youth race $25
USSA scoring + $10 (For athletes wishing to be USSA scored (yes that’s all you Junior National hopefuls) add $10
ASC members $5 discount for preregistration
Register online at athleteinyou
NRL sanctioned
Preregistration required for JN Qualification

Snowshoe Thompson Classic @ Auburn Ski Club
Dec 22 all-day

Date: December 22, 2013
Time: 10 AM Interval Starts (youth start 9:30am)
Start: ASC Training Center
Distance: 10 km Adult;  5km Juniors; 2km Youth
Cost: Pre Registration (by 2/18) $25, Juniors $20, Youth race $10; Late Reg $40 , Juniors $35, Youth race $25

USSA scoring + $10 (For athletes wishing to be USSA scored (yes that’s all you Junior National hopefulls) add $10
Juniors must have a USSA license and provide their USSA number by the morning of the race in order to get USSA points for the race.

ASC members $5 discount for preregistration
Register online at athleteinyou
Sponsored by Silver Sage Sports Performance
Preregistration required for JN Qualification