On this website you will find a wide variety of photographs generously contributed by professional and amateur photographers covering events of interest to Far West members. Photographs are the property of the individual photographers and may not be used for any purpose other than viewing them on this website without the consent of the photographer. If you are interested in any of these photos, please contact the photographer directly for further information.

Photo credits for featured photos can be found at the bottom of the page.
Some photographs may not identify a specific source – if you’re interested in identifying the photographer of a any particular photograph, please e-mail web@farwestnordic.org and we will do out best to provide you with this information.

We welcome photos submitted by members — if you have pictures of events of interest to this community, please contact  the Far West webmaster at web@farwestnordic.org.

Below we list some of our key contributors of photos you will find on this website.


pacos0708_nadell-m_photomanMacBeth Graphics
Long time Far West photographer Mark Nadell has been a huge contributor to Far West’s photo collection. On his MacBeth Graphics site you will find Multi-Media Slide shows from the 2007 and 2008 Junior Olympics, Nordic Racing Photos of Juniors, Seniors, and Masters, and Nordic Skiing Photos from his Backcountry Adventures.

Mark is editor of Nordic News, Far West Auctioneer, Alder Creek Middle School Coach, and is now on his second tour of duty as the Far West Nordic Webmaster.

If you’re interested in prints or high resolution versions of any of Mark’s pictures, you can contact him directly at mark@macbethgraphics.com.

Marks’s albums:

Marks’s photos are used liberally throughout the Far West website.
Most of the photos in our photo archives are by Mark Nadell.

  • Firecracker Mile 2009



Olof Carmel altOlof Carmel Fine Art Photography
Olof Carmel is a Truckee based photographer and owner of The Carmel Gallery in downtown Truckee (www.thecarmelgallery.com).

Olof was head coach of the Truckee High School team and a Junior National coach from 1993 to 1999. Olof has produced the Junior Olympic posters and banner for the last two JO’s at ASC.

Prints hanging on the walls at Auburn Ski Club are available for purchase at the Carmel Gallery or you may contact Olof directly at olof@thecarmelgallery.com

Olof’s albums;

The photo from the 2006 Gold Rush that is used in the FWNSEA banner is by Olof Carmel.
The JO photos used throughout the site are by Olof Carmel.

  • Junior Olympics 2009
  • JO 2009 Freestyle
  • JO 2009 Sprint
  • Other Nordic Images: a random selection of nordic racing pictures back to 1986



stimsonjJim Stimson Photography
Jim Stimson is a Mammoth based photographer specializing in western landscape.
Jim is involved with ESNSA and is the Mammoth High School xc coach.


Facchino Photography
Facchino Photography specializes in off-road event photography… capturing athletes in their moment.
Keith Facchino has taken photos at the California Gold Rush and the Northstar Snowshoe Races and the Squaw Valley Mountain Run. Look for Keith on the trail.