February – March 2014
- 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 ussa.org website->cross country->membership tools->new registration/license.
More info: http://www.trappfamily.com/jn2014
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
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.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Friday, February 28
RENO to ALBANY
12:35 pm – 10:25 pm
Saturday, March 9
ALBANY to RENO
1:05 pm – 7:30 pm
SIGN UP DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 20th, 2014.
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
- 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!