Holly Whitney (2nd), Kara LaPoin t(1st), Janelle Webb (3rd)

Holly Whitney (2nd), Kara LaPoin t(1st), Janelle Webb (3rd)

Spencer Eusden (2nd), Patrick Johnson (1st), Peter Holmes (3rd)

Spencer Eusden (2nd), Patrick Johnson (1st), Peter Holmes (3rd)




The 2014-2015 Fischer Cup has been canceled due to a lack of competitions (only 2 out of 7). Let’s hope for better in 2016!

Thanks to Dan Hill of Fischer & Swix for his continued generous sponsorship of this event!

Congratulations to last year’s 2014 Fischer Cup winners Kara LaPoint, Holly Whitney, and Janelle Webb and Patrick Johnson, Spencer Eusden, and Peter Holmes. 

December 21, 2014 Snowshoe Thompson Classic Auburn Ski Club
December 28, 2014 Village Cup Nordic Race Royal Gorge Cross Country
January 19, 2015 Sierra Skogsloppet Tahoe Donner Cross Country
January 25, 2015 Alpenglow Freestyle Tahoe Cross Country
February 1, 2015 Tahoe Rim Tour (Classic) Tahoe Cross Country
March 1, 2015 The Great Ski Race Tahoe XC to Truckee
March 15, 2015 California Gold Rush Royal Gorge Cross Country

The Fischer Cup is the PREMIER Nordic race series in the Far West Division, offering prizes for the fastest overall skiers; $300 CASH prize first place overall, LOWA FOOTWEAR (up to $220 retail value) for second place and JANSPORT SKI PACK ($149 retail value) for third. There are no age classes. Skiers must have a Far West Nordic Racing Membership to be eligible for the Cup.

RULES FOR 2014-2015:

  • The first place finisher in each division gets 30 points, second place gets 29 down to 1 point for 30th place.
  • You MUST participate in at least ONE CLASSIC race to be eligible.
  • Only the CLASSIC division for the Tahoe Rim Tour is eligible for points.
  • Participants are allowed to “drop” their TWO lowest race scores of any eligible race, but must include at least 1 Classic race in their final totals.
  • Juniors are allowed to participate and score in the Fischer Cup, but will be ineligible for any prizes, due to amateur-status concerns.
  • WAVE START RULES: Women who choose to race in the MEN’S wave of any race with wave starts by gender will score the points calculated by her placement in the MEN’S Wave, but those points are applicable to her overall series score. (For example, if a woman chooses to race against the Men by starting in the Men’s Wave, and comes in 10th place in that Wave, she would receive 21 points as her score.) At the end of the season, per USSA guidelines, all men’s scores will be totaled in the men’s division and all women’s scores will be totaled in the women’s division.
  • Prizes will be awarded after the final race, the California Gold Rush.

TieBreakers: If two or more individuals are tied at the end of the series, tiebreakers are performed in this order:
#1: The person with the most races completed wins the tie
#2: The person with the most head-to-head wins against the competitor wins the tie
#3: The person with the highest point total BEFORE dropping the minimum race wins the tie.