September 2013 – February 2014

Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon @ Auburn Ski Club
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Auburn Ski Club Training Center Open House @ Auburn Ski Club
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Auburn Ski Club Training Center Open House @ Auburn Ski Club

kids-high-quality-webAuburn Ski Club Training Center Open House
October 26th, 9am to 1pm

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.

2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals Organization Committee formation gathering @ Auburn Ski Club
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals Organization Committee formation gathering @ Auburn Ski Club

jo09_relay_volunteers3 copy2015 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals
March 2015 – ASC Training Center
Organization Committee formation gathering October 27th, 10am – Noon

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 or 530-426-3313

PSIA Nordic Fall Festival @ Tahoe Donner XC (Weather and Conditions permitting!)
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day


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


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.



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  get a free trail pass.

Far West Members pre registered via  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.

Alpenglow Winter Festival
Feb 15 – Mar 1 all-day