A large part of Far West Nordic’s MISSION is dedicated to enabling junior athletes to become lifetime proponents of cross country skiing, whether it is racing or recreational. Although much of the day-to-day training and instruction is done via the individual clubs within the division’s boundaries, Far West’s role is integral in making sure all junior athletes have the opportunity to become more proficient athletes.
FAR WEST NORDIC CAMPS and TRIPS
Far West Nordic maintains a variety of TRAINING CAMPS and TRIPS throughout the year, both on and off the snow. In 2014, we scheduled different levels of summer camps for teenage skiers and above: Bliss/Lake Tahoe, Western Regional Elite Group, June Lake, PNSA/Redwood. In the snow months, Far West’s role is to organize and staff trips to West Yellowstone for the Thanksgiving Week Nordic Festival and SuperTour, Soldier Hollow for the Rocky Mountain/InterMountain Super JNQ competition, and Junior Nationals.
FAR WEST BUCKS
This program is designed for athletes who wish to sell tickets for our annual fundraiser Auction/Raffle. 60% of all the money they raise goes into their Far West Bucks “account.” These credits may be used for any Far West sponsored trip (such as JN’s) or camp. This is a great way for athletes to help out their families by defraying much of the cost of these activities.
The following article is an abridgement from Cory Lyn Coogan’s book One Week in March. The abridgement was written for the 2008 Anchorage Junior Olympics and is meant to help juniors and parents find a college with skiing.
One Week in March: A Manual For Prospective Collegiate Nordic Skiers by Corey Lyn Coogan
Video courtesy of “Captain Nordic”
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