May 2012 – February 2013

ASC Rep Sale @ Auburn Ski Club
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Firecracker Mile @ Donner Pass Road
Jul 4 all-day

Event starts 10am by US Bank Mon July 4th. 1 mile gravity fed fun event for all ages & abilities. Run through the crowds waiting for the parade. Fundraiser for Auburn Ski Club Nordic Programs.

Squaw Valley Mountain Run @ Squaw Valley USA
Aug 4 all-day

For the past 31 years, on the first Saturday of August, hundreds runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra.

Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’) the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer are provided.

Participants can choose to RUN or take a more leisurely pace and HIKE, or Nordic walk (hike with poles). For the less energetic – let the cable car do the 2000 foot elevation gain & join our knowledgeable guides for the beautiful FLOWER WALK on easy rolling terrain

More info

Summer Biathlon National Champs @ Auburn Ski Club
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all-day

The Auburn Ski Club will host the 2012 USBA Summer Biathlon National Championships on Donner Summit,California August 23-26 2012. This will be the 25th annual summer biathlon championships, which were first contested in 1988.

They will also host a Novice race (no experience required) on Saturday August 25th after the Sprint Race.
Visit ASC for  more information.

Donner Summit Bike Time Trial @ up old 40 from the west end of Donner Lake to Sugar Bowl Academy
Sep 8 all-day

Challenge yourselves & your friends to bike up old 40 from the west end of Donner Lake to Sugar Bowl Academy.

Road, Mountain, tandem & single speed categories


Click here to register – or register at Pacos the week before the race.

$25 pre reg Register or $30 Race morning

  • Race registration, bib pick & parking at Truckee’s factory stores. 
    Please note parking is not available at the start at west end Beach use the ride along Donner lake as part of your warm up
  • Pre Reg racers will be randomized & start times will be published at registration
  • New Reg will be assigned start times when they register


  • Starts will be at 30 Sec intervals starting at 10am
  • Your warm up is your ride to the start
    • on Donner Pass Rd or
    • on The South side of the Lake – the traffic is less there than on the North – there is a paved path all around the Lake now if you go through the State Park on the East End


  • Will be at Sugar Bowl Academy
  • We will have water jugs to refill your bottles with water or energy drink


  • The road will not be closed – So ride smart & be safe !
  • Please stay close to the right side of the road & only pass if safe to do so.
  • Any rider who crosses the central line will be disqualified
  • To minimize impact on the road please wait till all riders are done climbing (11am ?) to bike back down. You can ride along old 40 & around Serene Lakes for a cool down – or even go all the way to Cisco if you wish
ASC Fall Rep Sale @ Auburn Ski Club
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon @ Auburn Ski Club
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
Donner Lake Turkey Trot
Nov 11 all-day

Starting and finishing at West End Beach – Donner Lake.

  • 9:30am – Walkers start
  • 10am – Kids “Mashed potato Mile” race starts.
  • 10:30am – 7 mile race starts

Entry fees are kept low at just

  • $15 for adults, $10 for 18 & under, $5 for mashed potato mile if you pre register
  • $25 for adults, $20 for 18 & under, $10 for mashed potato mile if you wait till race morning.


Well behaved dogs on a leash welcome – no need to buy them a race bib!

Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Coaches: Glenn Jobe
  • Dates: Saturday, January 19, 2013 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Location: Tahoe XC
  • Cost: $50 Far West members; $70 non members

Back by popular demand is our classic ski clinic. This year it will be led by renowned Far West coach and Olympian Glenn Jobe. Glenn was an Olympic Biathlete in the 1980 Olympic Games, was the 1981 National Biathlon 20 km champion, as well as a former Far West Nordic head coach.  He was the founder of both the Kirkwood and Tahoe Donner Nordic centers and has been coaching Far West Junior skiers since 1977.

We’re scheduling this clinic before the Tahoe Rim Tour to give Far West members time to improve their classic techniques and get “on-course” instruction from some of Tahoe’s best classic skiers. This clinic is geared to intermediate and advanced classic skiers looking to improve their skills and race performance. This clinic will include 2 hours of “on snow” time where coaches will review various aspects of how you classic ski, help you correct bad habits, and identify opportunities for improving your skiing. After two hours of on-snow instruction, we will spend an hour reviewing video -where you will learn from analysis of your technique and in comparison to the technique of others.

Note: You’ll need a Tahoe XC trail pass for the day. Far West members can present their membership card to receive a full day pass at the half day rate.


Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival @ Tahoe XC
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

The Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival is an event that will cater to one of the fastest growing cross-country regions in the United States. While it is no secret that Lake Tahoe is a famous alpine skiing destination, we are also lucky enough to possess world-class Nordic skiing. With multiple cross-country ski resorts and hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails, Lake Tahoe serves up some of the finest Nordic skiing in the United States.