WINTER 2014-2015 TRIPS

Soldier Hollow Super JNQ
January 28 – February 1, 2015
Cost: $500
Signup Deadline: Midnight, January 19, 2015

This is one of our most anticipated trips of the year for our juniors. We will travel to the trails of Soldier Hollow, Utah for their “SUPER JNQ” event, where hundreds of Juniors from all over the West converge for some incredibly fun and challenging racing.

The trip cost will include all transportation, lodging, food, coaching, wax and support, race entries, trail passes.

Lodging: will be in a beautiful, spacious house, along with some extra condominium units, but be prepared that if we get the anticipated numbers for this trip, we may need some to bring pads and sleeping bags. We’ll know the week before the trip if this is the case.

Food: The incomparable Johannes! has agreed to feed your hungry souls.

Coaching: Will include luminaries such as Jeff Schloss, Caitlin Bernstein, Gustavo Johnson, Nancy Fiddler, Mary ellen Benier, and more to be named. We will drive partway on Wednesday afternoon/evening, finish the trip on Thursday morning, and then view the course on Thursday afternoon. Friday will be the Freestyle Sprint, and Saturday the Classic Distance Race. Both races are JUNIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS for Far West Nordic skiers.

This trip is open to SECOND YEAR U-14 juniors and older. U-14’s will be encouraged to race the shorter distance available, unless they are attempting to qualify for the Far West Nordic Junior Team for 2015.

The trip will leave Truckee High School on Wednesday afternoon, January 28 (time still to be determined), and athletes will be responsible for their own dinner on the road. We will stay in a motel along the way on Wednesday night. (Mammoth athletes and coaches will meet us along the way.)

Thursday morning we will head to Midway, Utah to check out the trails at Soldier Hollow. Friday and Saturday will feature racing against the finest nordic skiers in the entire Western United States.  Saturday afternoon is reserved for Tubing or Crater-Swimming (bring some extra $$), or just hanging out. These are very competitive races for U14 athletes all the way up to U20. Basically, the entire Western United States top juniors all converge on Soldier Hollow for this weekend.

Note that we will be staying in residential housing for this trip, and bed space may need to be shared, or athletes can bring an air bed/pad and bag, as there is ample floor space.

Whether you’re an elite Junior Olympian or a young, first-time (serious) racer, this is an important trip for junior skiers (13 and over by 12/31/14).

We will depart for return on Sunday morning, February 1, arriving in the early evening back in Truckee or Mammoth.

These races are two of our Far West JNQs:
January 30, 2015  Super JNQ Freestyle Sprint (Shorter Mass start races for U14’s)
January 31, 2015  Super JNQ Classic Distance  15km/10km/5km (3km Mass Start for U14)

The Super JNQ is the biggest Junior XC event in the West (including Junior Nationals!)

Sign-up deadline is Midnight on January 19th:  Please sign up early to enable us to plan our transportation for this trip.

Contact Kelly Mcelravey with any questions regarding payment for the trip or the use of “Far West Bucks.”

Make sure to fill out ALL our Waivers  for this trip on our FORMS PAGE.

To Sign Up for our Camps On-Line, CLICK HERE to go to our CAMP SIGN-UP PAGE. Checks are preferred for all payments. If you paying by check, please submit a form and mail your check to FWNSEA, PO Box 10046, Truckee, CA 96162

All camps are run through Far West Nordic. Participants need to be Far West Nordic members. FWNSEA will strive to have both male and female coaches/chaperones on all camps and trips, when practical.

SIGNUPS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CAMP DEPARTURE. (Unless otherwise noted in camp information)

WAIVERS NEEDED FOR 2015 Download the Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct forms.


(If the spot can be filled from our waiting list, then the 90% Refund will take effect)


Far West Nordic reserves the right to cancel any trip or camp if we do not have a minimum number of participants. If Far West cancels, individuals will have the option of a refund net of nonrefundable expenses and a minimum of $50 administrative fee by Far West by check or a credit towards another Far West program.

Far West Nordic Camps are limited. YOU MUST BE A FAR WEST NORDIC MEMBER TO ATTEND! Sign-up as soon as possible. SIGNUPS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO CAMP DATES, unless otherwise stated!
Cost includes all applicable food, coaches and camping/lodging fees. Go to our CAMP SIGNUP PAGE or download the CAMP APPLICATION (when available) and send in your money A.S.A.P.!

FWNSEA will strive to have both male and female coaches/chaperones on all camps and trips, when practical.

If you want to go to a camp follow these steps:

1) Convince your parents that you must attend. You can use the following reasons:

  • The camps are INEXPENSIVE.
  • They are high quality – the best coaches in the country run them.
  • You will learn how to train during the offseason to build your endurance and strength as well as refine your technique.
  • You will build your confidence. You will be training with the best junior skiers in the West.
  • You will meet other athletes your age that are interested in cross country skiing.
  • You will learn responsible behavior, like doing the dishes, taking out the garbage, etc.
  • You will have a lot of fun.

2) Go to our CAMP SIGN-UP PAGE and fill in all the fields.
• Either pay on-line or mail the Registration Form, Releases and Payment to: FWNSEA | P.O. Box 10046 Truckee, CA 96162.

3) Print a copy of the 3-Page Medical Release, Waiver & Release Form, and Code of Conduct Acrobat pdf file and fill them in. Make sure you fill in ALL the blanks. Mail these forms to the address above.

4) For Soldier Hollow Trip: Got to our FORMS PAGE and download the appropriate Waivers and Releases for this trip.