CALENDAR

 

March 2013 – February 2014

Mar
8
Fri
2013 JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Fairbanks,Alaska
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 ussa.org website->cross country->membership tools->new registration/license.

More info: http://www.jo2013fairbanks.us/

2013 Independent Study Form

2013 JN Fairbanks Waiver

BEAR VALLEY BJORNLOPPET TRIP @ Bear Valley Cross Country
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
Sat
MAMMOTH MARATHON @ Tamarack Lodge
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.

Jun
22
Sat
WESTERN REG: Park City, Utah
Jun 22 – Jun 29 all-day
  • June 22-June 29, 2013
  • Cost: $875  This includes everything (REG camp fee, transportation, coaching, food, etc) for each athlete except personal spending money.
  • By Invite Only
  • Signup Deadline: June 3, 2013

Open to Far West athletes by invite only. This is the premiere summer training camp for the best Juniors in the Western Region. Super motivating for the year ahead this is a must do camp if you are serious about your summer training and winter goals. A USSA license is required.


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!

Jun
25
Tue
LAKE TAHOE/BLISS CAMP: D.L. Bliss State Park, CA
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 info@farwestnordic.org to be put on the waiting list.

 

Jul
18
Thu
JUNE LAKE CAMP: June Lake, CA
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day
JUNE LAKE CAMP: June Lake, CA @ June Lake | California | United States
  • July 18-21, 2013
  • Cost: $240
  • Open to all Far West Nordic Juniors ages 13-19
  • Signup Deadline: July 12, 2013

junelake2012The June Lake Camp is a Far West classic, the longest-running Nordic training camp in the division. It is both super fun and extremely motivating for just about any Junior athlete, whether you’re an experienced racer or an up-and-coming young competitor. Based out of  (where else?) beautiful June Lake in the Eastern Sierra, activities will include some challenging & scenic runs, great roller skiing on spectacular roads, and also an incredible hike to the top of a 13,000+ ft. peak, where you will truly feel “on top of the world.” Combined with traditional fun games, swimming, and great camaraderie, the June Lake Camp is the one must-do training session of the summer.

Open to all Far West juniors age 13-19. A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. Camp consists of amazing hiking, rollerskiing, sightseeing, and technique-ing. Coaches will be Nancy Fiddler, Mark Nadell, Marie French, and others. Catering by Mac Gastronomaganza.

 

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!

Photos by MacBeth Graphics

Aug
14
Wed
FW/PNSA Camp: Redwoods, CA
Aug 14 – Aug 18 all-day
  • August 14-18, 2013
  • Cost: $380
  • Open to Junior National Qualified athletes
  • Signup Deadline: August 8, 2013

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 Husaby, Gus Johnson, Spencer Eusden, plus 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!

Nov
23
Sat
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!

Jan
1
Wed
US NATIONALS @ Soldier Hollow, Utah
Jan 1 – Jan 10 all-day
  • January 1- 10, 2014
  • Cost: $1150
  • Open to: Far West Junior National Qualified U18 and older, and all Far West Elite Team
  • Sign-up Deadline: December 29, 2013

This full-tilt racing trip is open to Far West JN Qualified Juniors, U18 (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 U18 Scandinavian Trip, and for the USST World Juniors (age 18-19) or U-23 (age 20-23) Championships.

Coaches: Martin Benes, August Teague and Caitlin Curran

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

 

Feb
5
Wed
UTAH SUPER JNQ – SOLDIER HOLLOW @ Soldier Hollow
Feb 5 – Feb 9 all-day
  • February 5-9, 2014
  • Cost: $495
  • Open to all Far West athletes age 13 or older (as of December 31, 2013) wishing for top-notch racing and ski travel experience.
  • Sign-up Deadline: January 26th -firm! Sign Up Early, as this trip will Fill Up Quickly!

Signups will begin January 14th 

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 (bring some extra $$), or just hanging out. Return is early Sunday morning, back in Truckee or Mammoth by early evening. There are very competitive races for U14 athletes all the way up to U20. Basically, the entire Western United States top juniors all converge on Soldier Hollow for this weekend.

Note that we will be staying in residential housing for this trip, and bed space will either need to be shared, or athletes can bring an air bed/pad and bag, as there is ample floor space.

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

Coaches: Mark Nadell, Jeff Schloss, Holly Whitney, Gus Johnson, Nancy Fiddler (or Bryce Tiernan), Ambrose Tuscano, Maryellen Benier

Food Services: The Incomparable Linda and David Dore

This year these races are two of our Far West JNQs:
February 7, 2014  Super JNQ Classic Sprints (2 km. Mass start for U14)
February 8, 2014  Super JNQ Freestyle  15km/10km/5km (3km Mass Start for U14)

The Super JNQ is the biggest Junior XC event in the West.

Sign-up deadline:  Please sign up early to enable us to plan our transportation for this trip.

Checks are preferred for all payments…especially for this trip so that we can keep the cost low!

 

Please send in the following waivers needed for this trip!

Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form

Soldier Hollow Release

USSA Waiver

TUNA Waiver