October 2013 – February 2014
Saturday • October 26, 2013 • 6PM
Truckee Community Recreation Center
A Benefit for the Far West Nordic Junior Ski Program
The 28th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center
Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs.
$40 Admission for ages 12 and up includes one raffle ticket.
$20 admission Juniors age 11 and under
$20 donation only ticket
Buy additional raffle tickets for $5 each.
Tickets will be available from Far West Nordic juniors, online, and at the door.
You can designate a Junior to receive credit for your online purchase.
We cannot credit individual Juniors for tickets purchased at the door.
Taco and Burrito Bar by Annette Burkart Catering
Parent Dessert Bar
Stop by our membership table to join or renew.
Thank you to those who have joined or renewed their membership for 2013-2014.
Live Auction • Silent Auction • Raffle Prizes
It is not necessary to be present to win.
Thanks to all of our generous donors we have a phenomenal array of raffle and auction prizes including…
The Grand Raffle Prize Dream Ski Package: Salomon boots and bindings, Fischer Skis, Swix Poles, all top of the line,
and a 90 minute “Pick Your Pro” lesson.
Great Auction Items include Ski Area Passes – Restaurant Dining – Romantic Weekend Getaways – Ski Equipment – Vacations – “Celebrity” Ski Lessons – Fine Art – Outdoor Gear & Clothing – “One of a Kind” Prizes
Check back here for a list of prizes.
Keep Calm – Winter is coming. While we watch NOAA for news of the first BIG snow the ASC Training Center is hosting an open house, Sat. October 26th. We’re inviting all members, guests and those interested in learning about ASC Training Center and our programs. It’ll be a full morning of activities:
9am to 11am –Bring your outgrown equipment of all kinds for a club equipment swap and sell with others. The long room will be set aside for all to buy, sell and make “deals”.
9am to 10:30 am – Coaches and staff will be available to talk about 2013-14 programs, equipment, etc. We’ll have handout materials and showing videos.
For families ready to turn in program registration forms, or individuals joining and getting XC trail passes staff in be in the office to help get you through the paper work and issue membership cards and XC passes.
The biggest Junior Cross Country event in North America is returning to the ASC Training Center and Far West . This annual National Championships will draw 400+ of the very best 14-19 year old skiers for a week of hard fought competition on the challenging ASC Training Center courses. Through a tough qualifying process each of the 10 USSA divisions will bring their very best to the start line at ASCTC. This is truly a National Championships in every sense and the proving grounds for future Olympians. Our Far West Juniors can look forward to a home turf advantage and a spotlight in the community.
The first step for ASCTC and the Far West is to form an organizing committee. ASCTC is inviting anyone with interest to attend an Oct. 27th formation gathering. There will be a presentation of the different leadership roles we need to fill and what it takes to host this event.
With the successful JN’s of 2005 and 2009 we’ve set the bar high, but there is a reason we’re often called the “best race crew in the west”. We hope you’ll join us and the Nordic community in a leadership role on organizing committee or competition crew. It’ll be a rewarding life experience you’ll never forget.
Come see by our information table at the Oct. 26th Far West Auction. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-426-3313
Boca Double Pole 3k uphill
Roller skiing double pole only
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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!
Far West Nordic 2013 Kickoff Dinner
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
THURSDAY DEC 12
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
FRIDAY DEC 13
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.
SATURDAY DEC 14
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 www.psia-w.org get a free trail pass.
Far West Members pre registered via www.farwestnordic.org 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.
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!
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