The Birch Hill Recreation Area Gate is unlocked & Jim Whisenhant trail system is open for skiing - Conditions are FIRM, HARD-PACKED & FAST for skiing! Temperatures are holding at about 14 degrees above zero.

The NSCF and FBNSB would like to thank everyone for their patience in closing the park/trails yesterday, this effort allowed the trails to be in great condition for the rest of the ski season!

Have fun Skiing! * NOTE: There will be Jr Nordics tonight as scheduled 6:30-7:30pm - Drive Safe!

A fresh layer of white snow has covered the trees and trails and we are ready for another round of Jr Nordic & Adult Lessons. It is NOT TOO LATE to register to get some wonderful instruction in during the months of January and February as the light returns to Fairbanks.

Jr Nordics

Session II starts this Sunday, Jan 13th & runs Jan 13 – Feb 28 --  Offering Lessons Sundays 2-3PM, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM &Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM.

Price is $55/Session (NSCF Members)/$95 (non-NSCF Member)

You can also add Session II (our Spring Session) -- March – April 4 --3 weeks (2 times a week) both Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM (NO SUNDAYS!)

Register ONLINE:: [click here]

Download/Print/Mail/Turn-In Registration Forms: icon 2012-2013 Jr Nordics Registration Form

For More Information download:icon Jr Nordics Information 2012-2013

Adult Lessons

Lessons start Sunday, Jan 27th:

Sunday Classes (12:45-1:45pm – Start Jan 27th)

  • Beginning Classic (Instructor: Robert Colles)
  • Advanced Beginning Classic (Instructor: Tim Buckley)

Sunday Classes (2:00-3:00pm – Start Jan 27th)

  • Beginning Skate (Instructor: James Colles)
  • Advanced Beginning Skate (Instructor: Jim Lokken)
  • Intermediate Classic (Instructor: Tim Buckley)

Tuesday Classes (6:30-7:30pm – Start Jan 29th)

  • Beginning Classic (Instructor:  TBD)
  • Advanced Beginning Classic (Instructor: TBD)

**SONOT TRAINING CLASS (5:45-7:15pm – Starts Jan 22nd –  8 wks until Mar 19 – OFF Mar 12)
Instructors: Kristen Rozell & Jim Lokken

Thursday Classes (6:30-7:30pm – Start Jan 31st)

  • Beginning Skate (Instructor:  Krista Heringa)
  • Advanced Beginning Skate (Instructor: Tim Buckley)

Register ONLINE:: [click here]

Download/Print/Mail/Turn-In Registration Forms: icon Jan -Feb 2013 Adult Lessons Registration Form

Wondering Which Class to sign up for? Are you a Beginner, Advanced Beginner or Intermediate skier?
Click on this link to read more...icon Wondering Which Class to Sign up for

Also, wondering more about equipment, clothing, logistics, etc.
Click on this link to learn more... icon Adult Registration Info 2012-2013

NSCF Members -

Stop by TODAY, Wednesday, December 5th at LuLu’s Bread and
Bagels. They are hosting an Alaska Nanooks Ski Team Day.  LuLu’s, one of
Fairbanks finest bakeries, has graciously offered to donate a portion
of gross sales on Wednesday, December 5, to the University of Alaska
Fairbanks Ski Team.

LuLu’s is located at 475 Riverstone Way in Fairbanks, near the
intersection of the Parks Highway and Geist Road.

Thanks to Julie Schwab and Tamara Rose, owners of LuLu’s
Bread and Bagels, for their generous support for the Ski Team!  If you
stop in to LuLu’s, be sure to thank them as well.

icon Ski Fest Flyer 2012

Read below for more information:

The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and SBS Retirement Consultants are proud to present Fairbanks' second annual Fast and Female event. Fast and Female CHAMP Camp will be held at West Valley High School on Sunday, October 28th from 1pm to 4pm..  Girls ages 8-19 are invited to an afternoon of XC skiing, dancing, inspiration, and a chance to meet Olympians Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks.  We're also inviting parents and coaches who are interested in learning more about supporting female athletes. This year's event features adult seminars about nutrition, injury prevention, and training.  Come out Sunday for inspiration, empowerment, and a ton of fun!  Girl's event cost will be $20, and adults pay by donation.  More details can be found online at

West Valley High School Cross Country  Ski Team Annual Ski Swap - Saturday, October 20th 10am - 1pm
West Valley High School Gymnasium

Good used skis, boots, poles, snowboards, clothing and outdoor equipment for all ages and sizes!

GEAR DROP-OFF: Friday, October 19, 6:00 to 9:00 PM & Saturday, October 20, 8:00AM to 9:30 AM

SKI SWAP SALE: Saturday, October 20  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

For more info call 479-6363

ALSO - there will be Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks Membership & Registration on-going from 9am-1pm.
Join NSCF -- Register for Jr Nordics & Adult Lessons - Donate to our TRAILS FUND!
Then go get your gear for the season!



It is that time of year to welcome the Nordic Ski Season!  GO ONLINE TODAY(… Paper Forms Available Oct 15th at Local Sporting Stores (Beaver Sports, Goldstream Sport, Raven Cross Country, Sports Authority, Play It Again Sports) or IN-PERSON


*Don’t forget to renew your memberships (all membership’s expired September 30th – Memberships run from October 1st – September 30th )

Renew your Membership ONLINE: [click here]

Or Download a printable file to mail in: icon MembershipForm 2012-2013


Don’t forget to donate to our Trail Grooming Fund while renewing your membership.

We are excited that our grooming equipment has made an incredible jump in caliber with the purchase of our PistenBully last spring and we are continually providing the best ski trails for you and your family to ski on of all levels recreation to racing!  The Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks raises funds to pay the costs of trail construction and year-round trail maintenance on the 40Km (8Km of lighted trails) the Jim Whisenhant Ski Trails at Birch Hill Recreation Area. Your donations make it possible to continue to provide the high quality trails we have all become accustomed to. Trail donations are tax deductible (NSCF 501(c)(3) Tax ID # 92-0096061. (Membership dues are not tax deductible).

Donate to our Trails Grooming Fund (Not a Membership) ONLINE: [click here]

Jr Nordics

NSCF Junior Nordics provides an opportunity for children to enjoy the Fairbanks winter while learning the sport of cross country skiing. Children ages 6 to 14 of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can pursue for a lifetime. The emphasis is on fun, fitness, and learning proper technique.

NSCF Junior Nordics skiers receive instruction in both classical and skate techniques from enthusiastic and dedicated coaches. Skiers learn proper care and handling of equipment, trail etiquette, good sportsmanship and how to act responsibly in the outdoors. A typical practice session will include a warm-up period, a lesson in a technique and appropriate length group ski on the trails, ending with a fun activity.

Register ONLINE:: [click here]

We are offering 3 Jr Nordic sessions this year:
Winter Sessions (I & II):
Session I (Nov 8 – Dec 20) Offering Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM, Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM & Sundays 2-3PM
Session II (Jan 13 – Feb 28) Offering Tuesdays 6:30-7:30PM, Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM & Sundays 2-3PM

Spring Session (III):
Session III (March 19 – April 4) 3 weeks (2 times a week) both Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM

Sessions 1 and 2



(number of sessions and days per week for session 1 and 2)


(NSCF member/non-member)

With Session 3

(Session 3 is 3 weeks, 2 days/wk)

(NSCF member/non-member cost)

1 session, 1 day per week



1 session, 2 days per week


2 sessions, 1 day per week



2 sessions, 2 days per week



Adult Lessons
*Classes have started*

But there will be more lessons offered Spring of 2013 Late March to early April. If you would like lessons before that - we offer Private Lessons -
If interested, Call 457-4435.

The Spring 2013 Adult Classes will be 2 weeks(2 days per week Tues & Thur 6:30-7:30pm) and cost only $75 with a NSCF Membership or $125 without NSCF Membership
Spring Classes will start March 26th

NSCF-FXC Junior Racing Programs
Register ONLINE:

For more information on any of these events

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call: 457-4435

Prescription sunglasses found at Birch Hill on Oct. 2nd along frisbee course or “Relay Start”.

Please call or text Klaus Wuttig @ 347-1057 to identify and claim.

It's that time of year - BREAKUP! During breakup the trail surfaces at Birch Hill are very, very soft. Any form of trail use - walking, running, mountain biking, etc. -

The Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games Host Society would like to invite the Nordic ski community to their Community Event to celebrate the Arctic Winter Games Torch coming to Fairbanks.

...Please consider a donation to the trail fund by clicking here.  If you haven't taken advantage of the new level of spring skiing, come out and enjoy it!

The new Pisten Bully has allowed us to extend the ski season well into April with arguably the best conditions ever seen at Birch Hill.  (Rumors are swirling that there is even a run on klister at the local skis shops!)  It takes about 1 gallon of diesel fuel for each kilometer the Pisten Bully grooms, and we all know what fuel costs these days...

Your donations are greatly appreciated and make it easier to groom those trails that are farther afield!

Happy spring and enjoy the skiing!



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