NEWS

California Gold Rush

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Date: Sunday March 16, 2014Time: 9:00 AM Gold Rush/9:10 AM Silver Rush/9:20 AM Bronze RushStart: Royal Gorge XCWave Start Distance: 45 km Gold Rush/30km Silver Rush/15 km Bronze RushCost: Register by March 10: $45 • Register after March 10: $60 No Race Day Registration GOLD NUGGETS KID’S RACE or JUNIOR RACE ON SATURDAY 10:00 AM(Short, Fun Kid’s Course or 3 km. […]

The Yellowstone Rendezvous Race

March 8, 2014West Yellowstone, Montana Elite Team racers took 3 of the top 4 spots in the 34th annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Race. Patrick Johnson was 1st, Spencer Eusden 3rd, and Wyatt Fereday 4th in the 50k freestyle race. The Yellowstone Rendezvous is part of the American Ski Marathon Series,  North America’s longest-running and largest citizen’s racing and touring […]

The David Quinn Award

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The Dave Quinn Award: PETER HOLMES Each year the USSA  Junior Cross Country Subcommittee presents the David Quinn award to recognize Junior Olympics athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of the cross country ski sport which Dave Quinn expressed through his life. In addition to outstanding results, nominees should have special attributes such as love for […]

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, […]

JN 3×3 Freestyle Relays

In today’s 3×3 km freestyle relays Far West Nordic MU20 team of Peter Holmes, Shane Christian, and Patrick McElravey placed 2nd, our FU16 team of Hannah Halvorsen, Lizzie Larkins, and Jenna Rohlf placed 4th, our FU20 team of Laurel Fiddler, Danielle Nivinski, and Amanda Kirkeby took 8th,  and our MU16 team of Brandon Herhusky, Ryland […]

Support Far West Nordic

  SUPPORT FAR WEST NORDIC TODAY! We need your help! Please contribute to our annual Juniors Fundraising Campaign. Visit the  JN Blog site and DONATE today.

2015 XC Junior Nationals Organizing and informational meeting

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The 2015 USSA  XC Junior Nationals are coming to the Auburn Ski Club Training Center and Far West March 8-14th 2015!  It will be our region’s turn to welcome the Nation’s best cross country skiers, coaches and spectators and show them what Far West is all about. With our successful 2005 and 2009 JN’s to […]

JN Classic Sprints

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Classic Sprint day at Stowe and Peter Holmes won his 2nd National Championship taking 1st MU18. Other highlight results of the day Hannah Halvorsen 4th in the FU16 A Final, Lizzie Larkins 3rd in the FU16 B Final, Patrick McElravey 5th MU20 A Final, and Laurel Fiddler 5th in the FU20B Final. Making the quarterfinals Skyler Mullings, […]

JN Classic Interval Start

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Monday, the first day of competition at the 2014 Junior Nationals, were the 5k/10k classic interval start races. The highlight results of the day were Peter Holmes taking 1st MU18, Hannah Halvorsen 3rd FU16, and Patrick McElravey 6th MU20. 10k MU18/MU20: Peter Holmes 1st MU18, Patrick McElravey 6th MU20, Shane Christian  35th MU20, Peter Carroll 38th MU18, Dylan Syben 45th […]

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 […]

Far West Nordic Junior National Team

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The Far West Nordic Junior National Team and 8 coaches are headed to Stowe,Vermont from February 28- March 9th. Follow the Team on their JN Blog and on their Facebook page! The following are the athletes on the Far West Nordic Junior National Team for 2014.  U16 Girls:  Kyla Burrill, Hannah Halvorsen , Eleanore Hamilton, Elizabeth Larkins, […]

BEAR VALLEY BJORNLOPPET TRIP

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 […]

AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

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February 22, 2014Cable & Hayward, WIThe 41st annual American Birkebeiner was held on Saturday February 22nd in Hayward, Wisconsin. A combination of heavy snow and gusty winds knocked down the large tent at the Birkebeiner Start area Friday evening. The wind chill was below zero at the start of the race, with a headwind to boot. 3780 […]

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 […]

THE GREAT SKI RACE® 2014 CANCELED

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For only the third time in 38 years, the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue (TNSAR) Team is canceling the race for 2014. “We’re sorry skiers but based on the collective feedback and input we’ve received, 2014’s The Great Ski Race® is officially, and unfortunately, CANCELED. Thank you to everyone who participated in our poll and […]