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FAR WEST REGION COMMUNITY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Announcements are posted as a service to our members and supporting organizations and businesses. Announcements must be related to the sport of Cross Country skiing, and are posted at the sole discretion of Far West Nordic.

 

FAR WEST ELITE TEAM APPLICATION

The Far West Elite Team is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 race season. We are looking for highly-motivated skiers who are passionate about the sport and capable of being role models and mentors in our community. These athletes are an essential part of our mission to produce a high level training, racing, and cross […]

FOURTH of JULY!

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The Annual Fourth of July Parade and Firecracker Mile in Truckee had a record turnout!Results are AVAILABLE HERE.Check out the RACE PHOTOS HERE. And PARADE PHOTOS! See our Far West Juniors Rollerski the Truckee Parade!

Auburn Ski Club Summer

Adventure Day Camp:  Don’t miss this great opportunity for kids in and around the Truckee/Tahoe area to get a taste of adventure this summer! ASC is offering a multi-sport day camp for kids aged 8 and up July 7-11. Join our expert staff in adventures on the trails, river, and lakes that make the area […]

Venue Change for End of the Season Party

PLEASE NOTE: Our End-of-the-Season Party for Far West Nordic has been moved! The end-of-season awards and party will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, CA  96145.      This is a potluck, and you should bring your own […]

Summer Housing Board for Collegiate Athletes

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 […]

Ulrich Luscher

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Long time Far West Nordic member and Nordic ski racer, Ulrich Luscher died last week while hiking on a San Jacinto trail. He was found about half a mile from Wellmen’s Divide, a 9700 foot high vista. Ulrich was 81 years old. Ulrich wast an inspiration to is all, Nordic racing into his 80′s, most […]

Wild West Gourmet Ski Tour

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Come on out tomorrow, Sunday March 8th,  to support the Tahoe XC Ski Education Association. Wild West Gourmet Ski Tour starts at 12:30pm. Be sure not to miss out! Call 530-583-5475 for tickets. $40 Band Sneaky Creatures, Beverages from Truckee River Winery, Deschutes and Coffee Connextion, Food from Jake’s, Bridgetender, Tahoe House, Mamasake Squaw, Wolfldale’s, […]

First Annual Taste of Truckee at Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner’s gourmet food and wine event Truckee, CA– Tahoe Donner’s first annual Taste of Truckee gourmet food and wine event will debut at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center March 23. This event is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike. This inaugural event will happen whether or not skiing is available and […]

Mammoth Biathlon

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Mammoth Mountain Ski AreaMarch 21-23, 2014 The first rule of biathlon is to have fun. And, we’re going to have a blast. Registration opens February 20, 2014 and closes on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Never shot a rifle before? We have clinics. Even if you can’t make a clinic, we will have an […]

41st ANNUAL BJORNLOPPET XC SKI RACE WEEKEND

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41st ANNUAL BJORNLOPPET XC SKI RACE WEEKEND AND CALIFORNIA SENIOR WINTER GAMES JOIN FORCES IN MARCH! Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 41st Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 8th and March 9th, 2014. This is one of the longest running ski races in the west and it is open to all ages.  In […]

Alpenglow Mountain Festival

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Nordic Week February 23rd – March 2ndHighlights include:  Grand Fondo w/ Katerina Nash 2.23 9am-12pm at Tahoe XC Daily community skis at Tahoe XC 9-10am (and a moonlight skate on 2.26 8pm) Daily skills clinics at Tahoe XC (taught by Ben G. and Kara Lapoint) 1030am GSR Wax Clinic AND Panel “How to Finish the […]

Missing poles after Snowshoe Thompson at Auburn ski club

A pair of black Swix carbon 145cm poles were mistakenly taken from the back stairs at Auburn ski club on Sunday Dec 22nd, after the Snowshoe Thompson. A pair of longer Swix poles (yellow stripes) were left behind instead. The longer poles were left with a note behind the desk at ASC. If you find […]

ESNSA Gets Far West Nordic Grant

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Far West Nordic’s Board of Directors approved a $500 grant for Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association. ESNSA is working to build a sustainable Nordic program for the Mammoth area’s youth. It will be working with the local high school and middle school as well as Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to offer a comp team, after several […]

Tahoe Donner XC Events

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TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY SKI CENTER SPECIAL EVENTS: In this Winter Olympic year Tahoe Donner will be offering many special events to celebrate and allow guests to experience the Olympic sport of Cross Country Skiing and biathlon. Visit tahoedonner.com/cross-country/events for more details and prices of these events and additional Olympic-themed events during the Olympic Games […]

Far West Nordic 2013 Season Kickoff Party

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Far West Nordic 2013 Season Kickoff PartyCottonwood RestaurantSunday, December 8, 2013   5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: MARCUS NASH and other Tahoe Olympians2-Time Olympian and 9-Time National Champion Social hour with cash bar, 3 course dinner with beer and wine, and “Chance” raffle!Cost is $55 for Far West Nordic members and $65 for nonmembers.Group […]