November 2013 – March 2014

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
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!

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 – 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

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 website->cross country->membership tools->new registration/license.

More info:

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.


Friday, February 28
Flights 1879/607
12:35 pm – 10:25 pm  

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


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 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!