February – March 2014
- Coaches: Glenn Jobe
- Dates: Saturday, February 1, 2014 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.
- 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!