It’s been an incredible summer of Nordic training in the Far West region, with the division wrapping up it’s final training event of the season over Labor Day weekend at the 3rd Annual Bliss/Lake Tahoe camp. We thought we’d share a few notes and photos with the FasterSkier.com readers. For lots more photos, you can click to www.farwestnordic.org and go to the Photo Gallery pages for a complete list of camps and images. All photos in this article are by Mark Nadell.
The training camp season started off with a bang with Far West and Auburn Ski Clubs hosting the Western Regional Elite Group Camp at Claire Tappaan Lodge on Donner Summit, near Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Area (Far West REG Camp Report). 50 athletes and 14 coaches, including USST Development Team Coach Patrick Casey, found the training and terrain to be spectacular in the Sierra Nevada in June. With almost a full week of camp, athletes were treated to great roller skiing, running, swimming, and some special strength workouts at the local park, including a unique orienteering experience at Donner Lake.
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