CALENDAR

 

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!

 

Mar
17
Mon
FAR WEST BOARD MEETING @ Tahoe XC Yurt
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Apr
12
Sat
Elite Team Dinner @ Tahoe Cross Country Yurt
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Far West Elite Team is hosting a plated dinner at the Tahoe Cross Country Yurt Saturday April 12th at 6:00 p.m. Please join us as we wrap up the most successful season the Far West Elite Team has ever had and look forward to another great year. A delicious dinner will be served by the Elite Team in their finest attire. As part of a delicious meal, we will have a meat and a vegetarian entree options and are happy to accommodate other dietary restrictions if informed ahead of time. Cost will be 40$ a plate and capped at 40 seats due to space. All of the proceeds will go towards the Elite Team.

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Menu

Hors D’oeuvres:

Pancetta wrapped Dates

Caprese

Soup:

Curried Carrot Soup with flatbread

Entrees:

Herb Roasted Chicken

-Or-

Roasted Winter Squash

on bed of a wild rice accompanied by roast asparagus and beets

Desert:

Marsala Baked Apples

Apr
14
Mon
FAR WEST BOARD MEETING @ Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

May
10
Sat
END OF SEASON PARTY @ Rideout Community Center
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The end-of-season awards and party will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the 

Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Ln, Tahoe City, CA 96145

There are BBQs available.  This is a potluck, and you should bring your own utensils, plates and a cup.  Far West will provide water and lemonade.  If you want something stronger, you should BYOB.

This party is open to Far West Nordic juniors and their families, elite team, masters, and members.  Spread the word.

May
12
Mon
FAR WEST BOARD MEETING and ANNUAL ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS @ Truckee River Winery
May 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Far West Nordic Annual Meeting and the Annual Election of Directors and Officers will be held Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Truckee River Winery (11467 Brockway Road, Truckee CA). Appetizers and wine and an informal get together from 5:30 pm followed by the board meeting and annual election of directors and officers at 6:30 pm. Come meet the Far West Nordic directors, officers, and committee members. Learn how you can get involved and help shape the future of Far West Nordic.

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!

Jun
24
Tue
LAKE TAHOE/BLISS CAMP: D.L. Bliss State Park, CA @ D.L. Bliss State Park, CA
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day
  • June 24-26, 2014
  • Cost: $175
  • Open to all Far West Nordic Juniors ages 12-17 (11 year olds turning 12 this summer subject to coach’s discretion)
  • Signup Deadline: June 16, 2014 (Deadline has passed)

Open to all Far West juniors age 12-19. This is a great camp for those of you who have never been to a Far West Camp, but also for experienced racers who want a little extra push and motivation. Super fun and challenging right here in our own beautiful backyard, the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Camp consists of hiking, kayaking, general water mayhem, rollerskiing, technique, and Fun.

Checks are preferred for all payments.

 

Jul
24
Thu
JUNE LAKE CAMP: June Lake, CA
Jul 24 – Jul 27 all-day
  • July 24-27, 2014
  • Cost: $250
  • Open to all Far West Nordic Juniors ages 13-19
  • Signup Deadline: July 16, 2014

junelake2012The June Lake Camp is a Far West classic, the longest-running Nordic training camp in the division. It is both super fun and extremely motivating for just about any Junior athlete, whether you’re an experienced racer or an up-and-coming young competitor. Based out of  (where else?) beautiful June Lake in the Eastern Sierra, activities will include some challenging & scenic runs, great roller skiing on spectacular roads, and also an incredible hike to the top of a 13,000+ ft. peak, where you will truly feel “on top of the world.” Combined with traditional fun games, swimming, and great camaraderie, the June Lake Camp is the one must-do training session of the summer.

Open to all Far West juniors age 13-19. A super fun and motivating camp for the ‘old hands” to the ‘newbies’. Camp consists of amazing hiking, rollerskiing, sightseeing, and technique work.

Want to check out some photos? CLICK HERE!

Checks are preferred for all payments.

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