Senior “Farm Team” for 2012-2013

Farm Team race suits

Far West Nordic would like to announce the naming of it’s Senior “Farm Team” for 2012-2013. Welcome to new Farm Team members Noah Brautigam, Spencer Eusden, Beth Taylor, and Holly Whitney and returning members Wyatt Fereday, Gus Johnson, and Phillip Violett. CONGRATULATIONS!!! and Thank You for being a vital link to our development programs here in […]

Kara Lapoint Wins XTerra USA Title

Kara Lapoint Triathlon

Congratulations to Far West Nordic coach Kara Lapoint, who won the Women’s 25-29 Division at the XTERRA USA Off Road National Championship race last week. For a Sierra Sun Article, CLICK HERE. 

Far West Nordic “Farm Team” Taking Applications for the 2012-2013 Race Season

Farm Team race suits

The Far West Nordic “Farm Team”, an Olympic Development Senior Team based in Lake Tahoe, California, is seeking to fill 6 positions on its roster for 2012-2013. Still in its infancy, (this will be its third season), the Farm Team has helped foster skiers to great results. We aim to continue this trend. The Farm Team […]

Drifter Time Trial


    37 athletes ran the monthly 2 kilometer Drifter Time Trial up Negro Canyon including 3 sub 11 minutes…super!Time Trail ResultsPhotos by MacBeth Graphics  

Kara LaPoint takes 3rd in the 23rd Annual Full Vineman Triathlon

Kara LaPoint

The Full Vineman Triathlon is the oldest independent triathlon held in the continental United States. Athletes swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles through Sonoma’s wine country. There were  ~ 1000 participants in this year’s full Vineman. 2012 Full Vineman results. Far West Nordic senior and former Farm Team racer Kara LaPoint was 3rd […]

Emily Blackmer: A Collegiate Athlete in Residence

Emily Blackmer

I am an Eastern girl at heart.  Well, a New Hampshire girl, if we’re going to be specific.  I was born and raised near the state’s capital and I’ve spent the past three years—and almost two year consecutively—at Dartmouth College in the small town of Hanover.  So when I decided that I wanted to focus […]

Far West Nordic 2012 Slideshow

Far West Nordic Slideshow 2012

  The 2012 Far West Nordic Multi-Media Slideshow, featuring photos from Summer 2011 through Spring 2012 from Mark Nadell, Ben Grasseschi, Stacey Herhusky, and Laurel Fiddler. Includes photos of Far West Nordic Juniors, Farm Team, Training, Racing, and a special “Graduates” section for our matriculating 2012 Juniors. Courtesy of Mark Nadell.

Summer Housing Needed for Collegiate Athletes

Martin Benes

This upcoming summer, we will once again be providing collegiate student-athletes the opportunity to come to Truckee and train as part of structured group. The program will benefit both the student-athletes, as they take advantage of the numerous training options in the area, as well as the local Nordic community. Exposure to these high level […]


February 25, 2012Cable & Hayward, WI Conditions were fast for the 39th American Birkebeiner with the temperature at start time about 10 degrees.  3738 racers finished the 50k Birkie Skate. Far Team racers Michael Collins and Wyatt Fereday along with Far West master Peter Hanson represented Far West Nordic. Michael Collins 27th – Men 25-29, 128th […]

Boulder Mountain Tour

2012 Boulder Mountain Tour

Far West Nordic was well represented in this weekend’s 32 km Boulder Mountain Tour in Sun Valley, Idaho. This year, 717 strong skiers finished the race on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Far Team racers Elias Bucher was 7th 18-24 year old men, 16th overall, Wyatt Fereday was 11th 18-24 year old men, 33rd overall, and […]