If you like skiing on the nicely groomed trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area, then show your thankfulness with a donation to the Trails Fund.
There’s snow on the trails. Not much snow, but enough to go skiing. And why is that? Because the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks, with your help, takes great care of the trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area. We couldn’t do this without support.
The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks does all the grooming at Birch Hill—more than 40 kilometers of trails. That grooming is paid for entirely through donations. Our season fundraising goal is $50,000. Many people have already donated. If you haven’t donated yet, please do so.
GROOMING EXPENSES ADD UP
Our ski season is weeks to months longer than most places Outside. Program costs include labor, fuel, and equipment maintenance and replacement. The club NEEDS your donations to continue grooming.
THE BOROUGH DOES NOT GROOM THE TRAILS
Some people are under the impression that the Fairbanks borough pays for trail grooming. The borough does provide our great buildings and other services, such as parking lot plowing. But the ski club pays for ALL trail grooming.
HOW MUCH TO GIVE?
Below are recommended amounts based on what most people pay at commercial and club trail operations in the Lower 48 and Canada. Most of their ski seasons are one-half to two-thirds the length of a typical Fairbanks season.
RECOMMENDED DONATION AMOUNTS
Individual Season Pass – Youth (younger than high school) – $90
Individual Season Pass – Student (high school or college) – $150
Individual Season Pass – Adult – $200
Couple Season Pass – $300
Family Season Pass (covers children through high school) – $400
Tracksetter - $500
Trailblazer - $1,000
WHERE TO GIVE?
Donating to the Trails Fund is easy. Just click here. If that doesn’t work, go the “Join” dropdown menu on top of this page and click on “Trail Donation.”
Is your membership for the ski club current? Your membership helps keep trail grooming and all our other programs running. To join or renew click here or go the “Join” dropdown menu on top of this page and click on “Membership.”
Have a wonderful skiing season!