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All of the photos from Fairbanks JN 2013 are now ONLINE:

There are two sets of galleries: Full galleries with all the various teams’ skiers from all over the country, and below that are galleries of JUST Far West Nordic athletes. For Far Westers, if you’re going to order prints, use the specific FW galleries as they are priced differently.

Far West/Far Best!


2013 Junior Nationals Photos by MacBeth Graphics


Far West Nordic has reached the Medal Stand 9 times this week.

Monday’s Freestyle:
Patrick Mcelravey (OJ Boys)
Peter Holmes (J1 Boys)
Dylan Syben (J2 Boys)
Julien Bordes (J2 Boys)
Katrin Larusson (J1 Girls)
Hannah Halvorsen (J2 Girls)

Wednesday’s Relays
Sam Zabell, Julien Bordes, Dylan Syben (J2 Boys)



Patrick Mcelravey






Katrin Larusson


Peter Holmes



Hannah Halvorsen


Sam Zabell, Julien Bordes, Dylan Syben



Getting Ready to Rock….

The animals are asleep in their cages. Nervous energy abounds for the first race of the week tomorrow, a 5 km. Interval Start Freestyle race against the best athletes in the country (10 km. for the intrepid J1 and OJ Boys).

It’s way after bedtime here in Fairbanks, but it’s not just the athletes who are excited for the racing to start….

—-Captain Nordic

Far West J2 Girls’ Team in Fairbanks!

Today the J2 Girls’ (and the rest of the Far West team) had their first chance to check out the trails at Birch Hill, our venue for JNs. These were some of the comments during our classic ski as we attempted to navigate the race courses…

1. Birch Hill is aptly named because there are a lot of Birch trees and it is hilly.
2. The trails are very wide which is sweet
3. It is VERY confusing since the trails are very twisty, turny and there are a million different signs with about 5 different color schemes
4. The local bank in town said it was 41 degrees…this can’t possibly be true and we’re sure they are trying to trick us californians
5. There are a lot of hills and some technical downhill turns
6. Extra blue hard wax is way superior to klister
7. It’s pretty sweet to finally be in Alaska, the first time for almost all of us!