CALENDAR

 

November 2013 – June 2014

Nov
23
Sat
WEST YELLOWSTONE SUPERTOUR: Montana @ West Yellowstone
Nov 23 – Dec 1 all-day
WEST YELLOWSTONE SUPERTOUR: Montana @ West Yellowstone | West Yellowstone | Montana | United States
  • November 23- December 1, 2013
  • Cost: $1150
  • Open to: any Far West Junior U16 and older (U14s need coaches’ permission)
  • Sign-up Deadline: November 15th – no exceptions

How does a week of full time ski immersion sound? 7 days of on-snow training, technique, drills, and fun with Far West’s best coaches and our nation’s best skiers- the US Ski Team will be there as well as other divisions and clubs. Industry representatives and new product demos. A festive atmosphere. Join us to kick off your season in grand style.
Camp open to all Far West Juniors U16 and older. *U14′s need to talk to a coach and get his/her permission before signing up. This is an intensive camp with two x’s a day training and full skiing immersion. West Yellowstone is a long way from home in many ways…

Coaches will be Martin Benes, Gus Johnson, Caitlin Curran, Glenn Jobe, and August Teague.

Remember to send in your Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form well in advance!

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

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.

Jan
1
Wed
US NATIONALS @ Soldier Hollow, Utah
Jan 1 – Jan 10 all-day
  • January 1- 10, 2014
  • Cost: $1150
  • Open to: Far West Junior National Qualified U18 and older, and all Far West Elite Team
  • Sign-up Deadline: December 29, 2013

This full-tilt racing trip is open to Far West JN Qualified Juniors, U18 (please talk to your coach for confirmation) or older, plus all Far West Seniors. It promises top-notch ski racing and competition with the best skiers in the country. This trip is the ideal proving ground for athletes to see how they stack up with the best in the US. It is also the event where athletes qualify for the USST U18 Scandinavian Trip, and for the USST World Juniors (age 18-19) or U-23 (age 20-23) Championships.

Coaches: Martin Benes, August Teague and Caitlin Curran

Remember to send in your Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form well in advance!

 

Feb
5
Wed
UTAH SUPER JNQ – SOLDIER HOLLOW @ Soldier Hollow
Feb 5 – Feb 9 all-day
  • February 5-9, 2014
  • Cost: $495
  • Open to all Far West athletes age 13 or older (as of December 31, 2013) wishing for top-notch racing and ski travel experience.
  • Sign-up Deadline: January 26th -firm! Sign Up Early, as this trip will Fill Up Quickly!

Signups will begin January 14th 

This is one of the most anticipated trips of the year for the Juniors. It combines hard, extremely competitive racing on the trails of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics in Soldier Hollow with a really fun excursion to Utah. We will leave on Wednesday afternoon after school (athletes will be responsible for their own dinner on the road), a quick stay-over in eastern Nevada, and then head to Midway, Utah to check out the trails. Friday and Saturday will feature racing against the finest nordic skiers in the entire Western United States.  Saturday afternoon is reserved for Tubing or Crater-Swimming (bring some extra $$), or just hanging out. Return is early Sunday morning, back in Truckee or Mammoth by early evening. There are very competitive races for U14 athletes all the way up to U20. Basically, the entire Western United States top juniors all converge on Soldier Hollow for this weekend.

Note that we will be staying in residential housing for this trip, and bed space will either need to be shared, or athletes can bring an air bed/pad and bag, as there is ample floor space.

Whether you’re an elite Junior Olympian or a young, first-time (serious) racer, this is an important trip for junior skiers (13 and over).

Coaches: Mark Nadell, Jeff Schloss, Holly Whitney, Gus Johnson, Nancy Fiddler (or Bryce Tiernan), Ambrose Tuscano, Maryellen Benier

Food Services: The Incomparable Linda and David Dore

This year these races are two of our Far West JNQs:
February 7, 2014  Super JNQ Classic Sprints (2 km. Mass start for U14)
February 8, 2014  Super JNQ Freestyle  15km/10km/5km (3km Mass Start for U14)

The Super JNQ is the biggest Junior XC event in the West.

Sign-up deadline:  Please sign up early to enable us to plan our transportation for this trip.

Checks are preferred for all payments…especially for this trip so that we can keep the cost low!

 

Please send in the following waivers needed for this trip!

Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form

Soldier Hollow Release

USSA Waiver

TUNA Waiver

Feb
15
Sat
Alpenglow Winter Festival
Feb 15 – Mar 1 all-day
Feb
28
Fri
2014 JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Trapp Family Lodge
Feb 28 – Mar 9 all-day
  • 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

COST: $1640

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:

OUR FLIGHTS:
Friday, February 28
RENO to ALBANY
Flights 1879/607
12:35 pm – 10:25 pm  

Saturday, March 9
ALBANY to RENO
Flights 647/497
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 

Mar
7
Fri
BEAR VALLEY BJORNLOPPET TRIP @ Bear Valley Cross Country
Mar 7 – Mar 9 all-day
  • 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!

 

Jun
21
Sat
WESTERN REG: Park City, Utah
Jun 21 – Jun 28 all-day
  • June 21-June 28, 2014
  • Cost: To Be Announced
  • By Invite Only
  • Signup Deadline: May 19, 2014

Open to Far West athletes by invite only. This is the premiere summer training camp for the best Juniors in the Western Region. Super motivating for the year ahead this is a must do camp if you are serious about your summer training and winter goals. A USSA license is required.


Checks are preferred for all payments.

Remember  (if you haven’t attended a Far West Camp or Trip in 2014 yet) to send in your Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form well in advance!