Please join fellow outdoor enthusiasts and backcountry recreationists at the Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center's 1st Annual Fundraiser on Dec 2 at the Mushers' Hall. EARAC has recently formed to meet the increasing need for avalanche awareness training and weather observations in the Fairbanks and Delta Junction areas. We are raising funds to continue offering awareness training and establish more weather stations in the Eastern Alaska Range in the areas near Summit Lake and Black Rapids glacier. The existing weather stations are mostly at road level. We need stations to assist with observations at higher elevations and over a broader area.

The food, fun, and socializing of Ski Fest is coming to Birch Hill Recreation Area once again. 

Ski Fest, a joint ski celebration of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and the UAF Alaska Nanooks ski team, will be held on Saturday, November 14, 1-4pm. The fun starts at 1pm with snow games for kids and skate and classic technique lessons for adults. At 3pm the activities move inside the Chalet (big red building) where door prizes will be offered and the Alaska Nanooks ski team will be introduced.

Registration is open for the Seekins Ford Golden Heart Trail Run, scheduled for Saturday, August 22 at Birch Hill Recreation Area.  This is the only true cross country-style event in the Usibelli Cup.  It is the 7th of 8 races in the Usibelli Cup series, and the last one that counts for runners 17 and younger.  Race distances are 1Km for ages 7 and younger, 2.5Km for ages 8-14, and 5Km for ages 15 and older.  CLICK HERE to go to the online registration form.  All registration is online.

CLICK HERE to view live results during the race and searchable results after the race.

Early bib pickup will be at Seekins Ford between 4:30PM and 7:00PM on Thursday the 20th of August.  Late registration is open online from 10PM Thursday the 20th through 10PM Friday the 21st at the higher, late registration rate. You can register onsite on race morning beginning at 8:30AM at the race day rate.  Register early and save money.

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks will be cleaning up Birch Hill Road this Saturday, July 25th.  We will meet at the Birch Hill upper parking lot at 9:00 AM, where bags will be provided to participants.  Wear bright clothing, sturdy footwear and gloves. If 5-10 people show up we can usually finish the job in one hour.

See you on Saturday,

Jerome Jackson

There will be a USSA Level 100 Technique Clinic this Sunday, July 19 at 1 PM. Meet at Ballaine Lake parking lot for the clinic. The USSA Level 100 Cross Country Technique Clinics cover technique drills on foot as well as both classic and skate rollerskis.

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks adopt-a-mile spring cleanup effort takes place Saturday, May 9th at 9:00AM.  Meet at the Birch Hill parking lot.  It usually takes about one hour to clean up our mile of Birch Hill Road. Trash bags will be provided. For safety and health, please wear bright clothing, gloves and sturdy footwear.


Jerome Jackson, Cleanup Coordinator

Please come support the West Valley High School Cross Country Ski Team during the Besh Cup races by attending the annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction, Saturday, January 31, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM in the West Valley HS Cafeteria.

Tickets are $10 per person or $35 for a family of four or more. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at Birch Hill Saturday morning, or in advance from a member of the WVHS Ski Team. An advance ticket purchase enters the ticket holder into the drawing for a $100 Beaver Sports gift certificate.

There are many fantastic items to be auctioned off, including 20,000 Alaska Airline miles, skis and much, much more.  All proceeds go to funding the uniform and travel expenses of  the WVHS cross country ski team.

This is an all you can eat meal of spaghetti, with your choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, French bread, desserts and juice, so come on out for a delicious dinner to support the WVHS team.

Fast and Female is proud to present an afternoon of athletic inspiration and fun hosted by Becca Rorabaugh and other great athletes!  

For girls in all sports!  

All abilities welcome!  

All participants get a Fast and Female t-shirt and an autographed poster.

Sunday, October 26 1-4 PM

Youth (9-19) $20

Register today at


West Valley XC Ski Swap

Saturday October 25th  in the West Valley High School Gymnasium  
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Good used skis, boots, poles, snowboards, clothing & outdoor equipment for all ages and sizes!
Equipment drop off:
Friday, October 24th 6:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, October 25th 8:00-9:30 am
20% of all proceeds go the the WVHS Ski Team
Tanana Middle School is looking for a co-coach for their XC ski program.  Information on the position is posted under 'athletics/activities' at:
Read below for info about the position from co-coach Dave Frey: